December 2005

  1. Shortage of backstage technicians

    Friday 30 December 2005

    Birmingham Repertory Theatre is launching an apprenticeship scheme. ‘“We have struggled over the past few years to fill a number of skilled posts backstage, so we had to come up with a solution befor… Continue Reading

  2. Val Bourne CBE

    Dance Umbrella founder to retire

    Wednesday 28 December 2005

    Val Bourne CBE has announced that she will stand down as Artistic Director of Dance Umbrella at the end of 2006. Talking about her decision she said “Dance Umbrella is currently in great shape and this see… Continue Reading

  3. Strutt your funky symmetry

    Thursday 22 December 2005

    Men who are good dancers have bodies that are more symmetrical than others – indicating genetic superiority, fitness and general attractiveness to the ladies..Those of us who have less symmetrical bodies a… Continue Reading

  4. Sadlers Wells launches the Jerwood Studio

    Thursday 22 December 2005

    Sadler’s Wells Theatre is launching The Jerwood Studio – a new programme that will develop creative opportunities for dancers and choreographers to experiment and take risks. It has been made possibl… Continue Reading

  5. Time Out Live Awards 2005/6

    Time Out Awards

    Tuesday 20 December 2005

    It’s the 20th year of the London magazine’s Live Awards. Dance nominees include Sylvie Guillem, Maresa Von Stockhert and Lez Brotherston – but you can also make your own nominations. Vote onlin… Continue Reading

  6. 2005/6 - reviewed and previewed

    Monday 19 December 2005

    It’s that highs and lows of the past – and looking forward to the new time of the year… Looking forward to 2006 *’*During July Carlos Acosta cements what has become a mutually beneficial… Continue Reading

  7. Cricketer Wins Dance Title

    Monday 19 December 2005

    Darren Gough won the BBC ballroom dancing competition on Saturday night, and *Strictly Come Dancing* topped the viewer ratings over ITV1’s *X Factor*. Read more Joanna Bale, Times, 19 Dec.05 Continue Reading

  8. Chance to Dance

    Monday 19 December 2005

    The Royal Opera House’s educational scheme Chance to Dance has introduced thousands of children to ballet who would not normally come into contact with classical dance. This Christmas Isaac Lee-Baker, who … Continue Reading

  9. William Tuckett

    Monday 19 December 2005

    talks to Debra Craine about Pinocchio, his latest work for the Royal Opera House – showing at the Linbury Studio 16 December – 7 January, “Pinocchio is a big piece, quite technical, with a lot … Continue Reading

  10. New Director for Dance UK

    Friday 16 December 2005

    Dance UK is delighted to announce the appointment of Caroline Miller as its new Director. Caroline will take up this position from the 30 January 2006. Alistair Spalding, Chair of Dance UK says:“I am very … Continue Reading

  11. The Lucky Ballerina

    Friday 16 December 2005

    As Darcey Bussell prepares to take life a bit easier from June next year, she looks back at her career and tells Sabine Durrant about her lucky break, ‘I was in the touring company and Kenneth [MacMillan] … Continue Reading

  12. The True Story of Pinocchio

    Monday 12 December 2005

    Disney turned Callodi’s juvenile anti-hero into a saccharine-sweet innocent. The Royal Opera House’s new version restores the dark side his creator intended. Read more in the Independent The Independent Continue Reading

  13. Gloria Sheaves

    Dancing Queen of the Moulin Rouge Dies

    Monday 12 December 2005

    Gloria Sheaves joined the Bluebell Dance Troupe in 1934 and performed thousands of shows dressed in basques, short skirts, stockings and high-heels.The girls’ risque routines gave them celebrity status and… Continue Reading

  14. The pointe of good posture

    Monday 12 December 2005

    You don’t have to be a ballet dancer to align your body correctly, says Barbara Lantin of the Daily Telegraph Continue Reading

  15. Home Sweet Home

    Monday 12 December 2005

    After years of working in tiny, damp studios, Siobhan Davies is finally creating her own space. The choreographer talks to Judith Mackrell at the Guardian Continue Reading

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