January 2006

  1. Contestants for 'Strictly Dance Fever' in Laban’s main foyer

    Dance Fever

    Tuesday 31 January 2006

    Hundreds flocked to Laban as the BBC held their popular *Strictly Dance* Fever auditions with celebrity presenter Graham Norton Graham Norton is back on the road looking for new contestants to compete in the sec… Continue Reading

  2. Morris Dancing

    Tuesday 31 January 2006

    is still going strong with just over 800 morris dancing troupes in Britain. Amy Iggulden discovers that, ‘The average age of morris dancers in Britain has apparently fallen into the thirtysomething bracket… Continue Reading

  3. 'Push' Sylvie Guillem & Russell Maliphant
Photo: Johan Persson

    South Bank Show Awards

    Friday 27 January 2006

    The 10th Anniversary South Bank Show Awards were held on Friday 27 January at the Savoy Hotel in London, honouring some of the UK’s most creative and popular artists of 2005. Sylvie Guillem and Russell Mal… Continue Reading

  4. Henri Oguike Dance Company
'Second Signal'
Photo: Chris Nash

    British Dance Edition 2006

    Wednesday 25 January 2006

    British Dance Edition – which showcases the best of British dance for UK and international promoters takes place in Leeds this year from 9 – 11 February. It’s being hosted by Yorkshire Dance an… Continue Reading

  5. Flamenco at Sadler's Wells

    Monday 23 January 2006

    Some of the brightest stars of flamenco will be coming to London next month. Sara Baras and José Antonio, Ballet Nacional de España’s Director talk to the press.. Sara Baras is well known for her stylish… Continue Reading

  6. A week in the life of Alina Cojocaru

    Monday 23 January 2006

    currently features the lead part in Giselle with the Royal Ballet, bonsai trees and Mars bars. More in the Sun. Telegraph, 22 Jan Continue Reading

  7. Rupert Pennefather

    Monday 23 January 2006

    recent winner of the Outstanding Male or Female Artist (Classical) prize at the 2005 National Dance Awards talks about his health regime “I’m sure that if I didn’t smoke I would find dancing ea… Continue Reading

  8. Jonzi D

    Monday 23 January 2006

    In his new show called Tag, the hip hop dance artist tells the story of a brilliant graffiti artist and uses dancers to make a sort of physical calligraphy. “I love graffiti culture,” Jonzi says. &#… Continue Reading

  9. Brendan Keaney

    Brendan Keaney

    Monday 23 January 2006

    Brendan Keaney, Director of Greenwich Dance Agency (gDA), was presented with the Dance UK Industry Award by Michael Attenborough at the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards on 19 January at the Royal Oper… Continue Reading

  10. Olivier Awards 2006 Nominations

    Friday 20 January 2006

    The nominations for this year’s Olivier Awards have been announced this week. Billy Elliot – the Musical features in no less than eight categories – Best New Musical , Actress and Actor in a Mu… Continue Reading

  11. Winners left to right: Kevin Finnan, Prue Skene,  Alistair Spalding, Rupert Pennefather, Marianela Nuñez, Kristopher Spenser, Thomas Lund, David Edmunds, Monica Mason, Brendan Keaney, Russell Maliphant, Christopher Newton
Photo: Geraint Lewis.

    National Dance Awards 2005

    Thursday 19 January 2006

    The winners of the 2005 Critics Circle National Dance Awards were announced today at a lunchtime ceremony in the Floral Hall of the Royal Opera House. Awards were presented by – amongst others – Darc… Continue Reading

  12. Government Announces new Forum for dance

    Thursday 19 January 2006

    Culture Minister, David Lammy, today announced the establishment of the first Government Dance Forum at the Critic’s Circle National Dance Awards ceremony which took place at the Royal Opera House. Speakin… Continue Reading

  13. Eddie Nixon

    Wednesday 18 January 2006

    Eddie Nixon, previously a dancer with New Adventures, The Featherstonehaughs, DV8 Physical Theatre, Protein Dance and is to become Associate Director of The Place. Eddie was one of the first Fellows on the Clor… Continue Reading

  14. Rumble

    Monday 16 January 2006

    A German hip hop version of Romeo and Juliet is touring the UK – with dates at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. “Romeo is danced by the street dancer Sefa Erdik ( originally from the German B-boy crews Batt… Continue Reading

  15. Get into London Theatre

    Get into London Theatre

    Friday 13 January 2006

    The scheme offering the chance to see top shows from as little as £15 opened this week. It runs until 24 March and a variety of dance shows are included, so you’re spoilt for choice! English National Bal… Continue Reading

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