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  1. Three Billys: James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower at the curtain call in 2005

    News: Happy Birthday Billy Elliot!

    Tuesday 12 May 2015 by Clare Evans

    Director Lee Hall thought it would flop, but the The West End hit about a footloose son of a coal miner is celebrating its 10th birthday today. Continue Reading

  2. Gary Avis and Sarah Lamb in Polyphonia. Photo: Johan Persson

    News: Gary Avis on 26 years with the Royal Ballet

    Tuesday 12 May 2015 by Clare Evans

    The Royal Ballet's Principal Character Artist talks to The Telegraph about the physical and mental strain of dancing into his 40s, and why he'd never give it up. Continue Reading

  3. 'Gravity Fatigue' Photo Chris Moore & Hussein Chalayan

    News: Hussein Chalayan's new work with Sadler's Wells

    Tuesday 12 May 2015 by carmel smith

    One of the highlights of the autumn/winter season (just announced) includes the first theatrical work from renowned designer and artist Chalayan, in collaboration with choreographer Damien Jalet... Continue Reading

  4. BBC Young Dancer 2015. Left to right:  Harry Barnes, Archie Sullivan, Connor Scott, Jacob O'Connell, Vidya Patel, Kieran Lai - (C) BBC - Photographer: Ellis Parrinder

    News: BBC Young Dancer Final 2015 - the line up

    Saturday 9 May 2015 by carmel smith

    The full line up for the Grand Final of BBC Young Dancer, taking place at Sadler’s Wells this evening (and broadcast live on BBC2 from 7pm) has been revealed following the broadcast of the Ballet Final last n… Continue Reading

  5. What if Tate Modern was Musée de la danse?
Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    News: Charmatz takes over TATE

    Saturday 9 May 2015 by Clare Evans

    Tate Modern will become Musée de la danse, as French choreographer Boris Charmatz and a company of 100 dancers temporarily invade next weekend. Continue Reading

  6. Alessandra Ferri in Vogue June 2015 Photo: (VOGUE/Linda Brownlee)

    News: Alessandra Ferri back for Royal Ballet's Woolf Works.

    Friday 8 May 2015 by Clare Evans

    Wayne McGregor sought out the 52 year old dancer for the role in his latest production, opening this week. She will be the Royal Ballet's oldest leading lady since Dame Margot Fonteyn. Continue Reading

  7. Sasha Waltz and Guests. Photo: Sebastian Bolesch

    News: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Damien Jalet on dancing with your ex...

    Wednesday 6 May 2015 by carmel smith

    They were a couple when they made 'D'Avant' together in 2001 (with Luc Dunberry & Juan Kruz Díaz de Garaio Esnaola). With Sasha Waltz & Guests they perform for the first time in the … Continue Reading

  8. News: McGregor on Virginia Woolf

    Wednesday 6 May 2015 by carmel smith

    Wayne McGregor shows work in progress on his first full length work for the Royal Ballet in a video featuring Alessandra Ferri and Federico Bonelli Continue Reading

  9. Melissa Hamilton - Rubies 
Photo: Bill Cooper

    News: Royal Ballet's Melissa Hamilton to join Semperoper Ballett in Dresden

    Tuesday 5 May 2015 by Clare Evans

    The First Soloist will have leave of absence from The Royal Ballet for the 2015/2016 season. Continue Reading

  10. Vidya Patel, winner of the South Asian Final. Photo: courtesy BBC

    News: BBC Young Dancer - the competition so far

    Tuesday 5 May 2015 by carmel smith

    Three finalists have been confirmed so far for this Saturday’s Grand Final of the first BBC Young Dancer competition – taking place at Sadler’s Wells in London and broadcast live on BBC2. Vidy… Continue Reading

  11. Matthew Bourne
Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    News: Matthew Bourne: This much I know.

    Tuesday 5 May 2015 by Clare Evans

    New Adventures' Matthew Bourne shares the lessons life has taught him, from autograph collecting to losing his parents, for The Guardian's 'This much I know' series. Continue Reading

  12. News: Remembering Maya Plisetskaya

    Tuesday 5 May 2015 by Clare Evans

    The Russian ballerina, considered one of the greatest of the 20th century, died on Saturday at age 89. Continue Reading

  13. Hofesh Shechter Company - 'deGeneration - Cult'.
Photo: Benedict Johnson

    News: Hofesh Shechter launches #HOFEST

    Monday 27 April 2015 by Clare Evans

    The four-week season will be the company’s largest season of work in the capital to date, with performances at Royal Opera House, Sadler’s Wells, O2 Academy Brixton, East London, Dance and Stratford Circus. Continue Reading

  14. Company Chameleon - 'The Beauty of the Beast'

    News: Dance & theatre at Latitude 2015

    Thursday 23 April 2015 by carmel smith

    Rambert's 'Rooster', NYDC, Company Chameleon, East London Dance's 'Club Life' and Figs in Wigs are some of the first dance performances at Latitude 2015 to be announced this week... Continue Reading

  15. Sarah Lamb in the Royal Ballet's 'Raven Girl, 2013. Photo: Johan Persson, courtesy ROH.

    News: Royal Ballet announce 2015/16 season

    Wednesday 22 April 2015 by carmel smith

    - including a new version of 'Carmen' from Carlos Acosta; a new full length ballet by Liam Scarlett based on 'Frankenstein' & new one act ballets from Wayne McGregor & Christopher Wheeldon... Continue Reading

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