March 2005

  1. Fonteyn biography to be turned into film

    Wednesday 30 March 2005

    Meredith Daneman’s controversial biography of Margot Fonteyn, which attempted to untangle her complicated love life, is being used as the basis for a new film, produced by Hogarth Films, with screenplay by… Continue Reading

  2. Jamie Bell moves on

    Wednesday 30 March 2005

    The star of the film Billy Elliott has left dancing behind for a career in film. he is currently working on Peter Jackson’s remake of King Kong in New Zealand. Read more in the Telegraph, 29 Mar Continue Reading

  3. Ian Bramley

    Wednesday 30 March 2005

    currently Director of Dance UK, will be leaving the organisation in June 2005 to take on a wide range of freelance project work. During two years as Director of Dance UK, Ian Bramley has been closely involved i… Continue Reading

  4. Pilates

    Tuesday 22 March 2005

    The Pilates system of exercise has been advocated by the dance community for years. Marcus Trower profiles the man who created the technique, Joseph Pilates. Times, 21 March.05 Continue Reading

  5. LISS

    Tuesday 22 March 2005

    Chisenhale Dance Space, Greenwich Dance Agency and Independent Dance regret to announce that London International Summer School (LISS) will not be taking place in 2005. Over the past five years LISS has built a… Continue Reading

  6. 'Dance Cuba: Dreams of Flight'. Director: Cynthia Newport

    Dance Cuba

    Friday 18 March 2005

    Dance Cuba: Dreams of Flight is being screened as part of the Constellation Change Screen Dance Festival. Featuring Royal Ballet principal Carlos Acosta and Alicia Alonso, founder and Director General of the Bal… Continue Reading

  7. Peter Pan

    Thursday 17 March 2005

    Oscar-winning composer Stephen Warbeck talks to Charlotte Cripps about writing his first ballet score for David Nixon’s Northern Ballet Theatre production of Peter Pan. He compares the similarities and dif… Continue Reading

  8. Moving Africa 2

    Monday 14 March 2005

    As a programme of dance by a Haitian choreographer living in Mali and a piece by Compagnie T, from Burkina Faso, arrives at the Barbican this week, Thea Nerissa Barnes looks at the ways that evolving dance forms… Continue Reading

  9. Billy Elliot the Musical

    Monday 14 March 2005

    - arrives at the Victoria Palace Theatre in the West End in May. Because of the restrictions on school age children performing, three have been cast for every part, meaning that there are over 120 involved. Kate… Continue Reading

  10. Diana ballet opens in Manchester

    Friday 11 March 2005

    Its West End venue has yet to be confirmed. Audience reception has ecstatic – the critics less so. Press links: ‘Although the first-night audience booed the Camilla dancer’s curtain calls, my … Continue Reading

  11. 'Forest' in rehearsal with Robert Cohan, Darshan Singh Buller and Phoenix dancers

    The Place celebrates Robert Cohan at 80

    Friday 11 March 2005

    The Place is planning two special events in May to mark the eightieth birthday of its founding Artistic Director. Robert Cohan CBE is a key figure in the development of British dance. American by birth, he was a… Continue Reading

  12. Sadler's Wells

    A New artistic vision for Sadler’s Wells

    Monday 7 March 2005

    Four months after his appointment as CEO and Artistic Director of Sadler’s Wells, Alistair Spalding today unveils a bold new artistic vision for the theatre. The announcement follows an autumn season of re… Continue Reading

  13. David Bintley

    Monday 7 March 2005

    Artistic Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet, talks to Ismene Brown about why the company is currently on a roll. ‘“Money,” he replies. “We lost such a lot in the extended closure of Hipp… Continue Reading

  14. Do you come here often?

    Friday 4 March 2005

    We’re undertaking some research into just what it is about dance which captivates people. What hooked you in the first place? Why do you go to see it? Do you dance yourself – whether professionally, … Continue Reading

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