1. 'Contact'
picture: Alastair Muir


    Tuesday 22 October 2002

    ‘Contact’won a Tony Award for Best Broadway Musical of 1999. Its director is Susan Stroman, best known as a choreographer – and it stars former Royal Ballerina Sarah Wildor, but is it a ballet,… Continue Reading

  2. Sheron Wray

    Sheron Wray receives a Fellowship

    Wednesday 2 October 2002

    Sheron Wray receives NESTA FellowshipDancer and choreographer Sheron Wray has been awarded a Fellowship of £73,320 by the National Endowment for Science, Technology & the Arts (NESTA). She plans to use some… Continue Reading

  3. Ross Stretton

    Ross Stretton resigns from Royal Ballet

    Wednesday 2 October 2002

    Ross Stretton,Director of the Royal Ballet for just over a year, announced his resignation last Wednesday 25 Sept. Their had been rumours of the increasing dissatisfaction with his regime amongst the Royal Balle… Continue Reading

  4. Royal Ballet press release

    Monday 30 September 2002

    Royal Ballet Press releaseWed. 25 Sept. 02 Ross Stretton, Director of The Royal Ballet today announced his resignation. He was appointed Director in March 2000. He took up his post in August 2001 following the r… Continue Reading

  5. Ross Stretton to leave Royal Ballet

    Wednesday 25 September 2002

    Ross Stretton – Director of The Royal Ballet today announced his resignation. He was appointed Director in March 2000. He took up his post in August 2001 following the retirement of Sir Anthony Dowell. He … Continue Reading

  6. London's Open House w/end

    Monday 23 September 2002

    London Open House Weekend21 & 22 September 2002. London’s biggest annual architecture exhibition takes place on 21 & 22 September. In a celebration of contemporary and renowned architecture across … Continue Reading

  7. Racism in the Arts

    Friday 20 September 2002

    GLASS CEILINGS The findings of the Glass Ceilings report into the experiences of London’s black and Asian arts managers and administrators should cause us all to question our understanding of cultural dive… Continue Reading

  8. Your Body, Your Risk

    Your Body, Your Risk

    Wednesday 11 September 2002

    Dance UK Release New TitleDance UK have just announced the launch of a new book entitled Your Body, Your Risk aimed at young dancers which will provide essential information to help keep dancers dancing for long… Continue Reading

  9. Merce Cunningham

    Merce Cunningham is back in town.

    Wednesday 11 September 2002

    Merce CunninghamMerce Cunningham talks to Judith Mackrell in The Guardian about why he doesn’t watch dance performances other than his own:“Cunningham rarely watches other dance performances. He says… Continue Reading

  10. The Dancer's Body

    Monday 9 September 2002

    Deborah Bull, former prima ballerina with The Royal Ballet presents, and often dances, her new landmark series for BBC TWO, The Dancer’s Body.The series, starting on 21 September, and also written by Debor… Continue Reading

  11. Bruce Sansom rehearsing SFB

    Rambert's new Head of Development

    Wednesday 4 September 2002

    Rambert’s new Head of Development Rambert Dance Company has announced that Bruce Sansom, former principal dancer with the Royal Ballet, has been appointed as its new Head of Development. His role at Ramber… Continue Reading

  12. William Forsythe

    William Forsythe to leave Ballett Frankfurt

    Monday 2 September 2002

    William Forsythehas announced that he will be stepping down as Director of Ballett Frankfurt, when his contract expires in 2004.His decision follows the threat of withdrawal of support by Frankfurt City Council,… Continue Reading

  13. Ross Stretton

    Royal Ballet dancers dissent

    Wednesday 28 August 2002

    Equity meet with Royal Ballet Dancersthis week, to discuss “serious concerns” about the unorthodox management style of its new artistic director, Ross Stretton, according to a story in the Independen… Continue Reading

  14. Health & Fitness

    Thursday 8 August 2002

    Learning to ballroom dancecan keep dementia at bay, according to neurologist Joe Verghese. “Dancing involves precise physical activity, listening to the music, remembering dance steps and taking your partn… Continue Reading

  15. Tony Hall

    Royal Opera House

    Tuesday 30 July 2002

    Back at Covent GardenAfter ten years away David Bintley explains what its like to be back. His new ballet, Les Saisons, created for the Royal Ballet will be premiered at the Royal Opera House at the end of May.N… Continue Reading


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