August 2005

  1. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Sadler's Wells 5-10 Sep. Photo: Howard Schatz

    Alvin Ailey Dance Theater

    Tuesday 30 August 2005

    Alvin Ailey Dance Theater start their UK tour at Sadler’s Wells this week. Judith Jamison, Artistic Director, and the Rehearsal Director, Ronni Favours, describe the commitment and passion that the company… Continue Reading

  2. Balanchine's ambassador

    Friday 26 August 2005

    Scottish Ballet are about to present a Balanchine programme at the Edinburgh Festival. Patricia Neary, of the Balanchine Trust has been working with them. ‘…spreading Balanchine’s word is less … Continue Reading

  3. Wayne Eagling

    Wayne Eagling to lead English National Ballet

    Wednesday 24 August 2005

    Wayne Eagling is to become the Artistic Director of English National Ballet in November. Announcing the appointment , John Talbot, Chairman of English National Ballet said: “Wayne brings with him a wealth … Continue Reading

  4. Annapoorna Kuppuswamy

    Bharathanatyam dancer celebrates work of neuroscientist

    Wednesday 24 August 2005

    Spinal injuries researcher and classical Bharathanatyam dancer Annapoorna Kuppuswamy is presenting an evening of Indian dance in November as a tribute to a neuroscientist colleague who died earlier this year. T… Continue Reading

  5. After the Royal

    Monday 15 August 2005

    Three ex Royal Ballet dancers play a prominent role in this years Edinburgh Festival – David Dawson, Ashley Page and Christopher Wheeldon. … “large ballet companies are like families – th… Continue Reading

  6. Dutch National Ballet
'La Valse'
Edinburgh International Festival
1 - 3 Sep
Photo: Angela Sterling

    Going North

    Monday 15 August 2005

    The Edinburgh Festival is already well underway and there are plenty of dance based reasons for heading north this year. The International Festival includes just five dance programmes. Meanwhile the Fringe has 7… Continue Reading

  7. But is it professional?

    Wednesday 10 August 2005

    Will Pavia discusses whether ‘professional’ integrated dance companies are in fact of a professional standard, and looks into the standard of dance training open to learning-disabled dancers. “… Continue Reading

  8. Kids Week in the West End

    Kids Week

    Friday 5 August 2005

    Kids Week will be running for two weeks again this year. Kids Week gives children and young people aged 5 – 16 the opportunity to experience the excitement and fun of the West End for Free! From 19 August… Continue Reading

  9. Latin American Carnival

    Friday 5 August 2005

    This Sunday Burgess Park will stage London’s 7th Carnaval del Pueblo. Festival organiser Luis Mario Tasama is confident that “Our carnival is going to grow much bigger than Notting Hill” Alice … Continue Reading

  10. Kirov in London

    Friday 5 August 2005

    Rupert Christiansen finds out from Lilian Hochhauser exactly what is involved in bringing the Kirov Ballet and Opera to London. “What descends on London is about half the total Kirov personnel – an e… Continue Reading

  11. Dance Umbrella 2005 - France Moves

    Wednesday 3 August 2005

    This years Dance Umbrella features a four week French season as part of its programme. It will take place across five London venues and embraces thefull range of dance on offer in France today. France Moves cel… Continue Reading

  12. Why is ballet so big in Cuba?

    Wednesday 3 August 2005

    As the Nacional Ballet de Cuba prepare to visit Sadler’s Wells, Judith Mackrell offers some reasons for their success. “the primacy of ballet also has everything to do with the vision of Cuba’s… Continue Reading

  13. Jack Soto

    Monday 1 August 2005

    A leading dancer with New York City Ballet, seen in London last October at Sadler’s Wells, is retiring at the age of 40, to open a restaurant. Many ballerinas have classed him at the greatest dance partner… Continue Reading

  14. Tu tu much

    Monday 1 August 2005

    Ballet is making a mark on the catwalk this season. ‘Their net bustles, which tie with a ribbon at the waist, were similar to the skirts that dancers wear to train in, especially when shown, as they were, … Continue Reading

  15. David Dawson

    Monday 1 August 2005

    is barely known in the UK, but he has just been made choreographer in residence with Dutch National Ballet and last spring he became the first British choreographer to make work for the Kirov. DNB bring his priz… Continue Reading

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