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  1. English National Ballet, She Said

    News: ENB's She Said - they speak

    Wednesday 13 April 2016 by Denise Drake

    During her career as a ballerina, Tamara Rojo realised that she had never once performed in a work created by a woman. Most of the world’s ballet repertory is choreographed by men. Now that Rojo is artistic di… Continue Reading

  2. Crystal Pite.

    News: The Royal Ballet's new season to include a Crystal Pite commission

    Thursday 7 April 2016 by Mark Doerfel

    - alongside three other new works, including a new work by Wayne McGregor with a score commissioned from Steve Reich - and a celebration of his tenth anniversary as Resident Choreographer... Continue Reading

  3. Putting on those red shoes - Ashley Shaw at the press conference announcing Matthew Bourne's production of 'The Red Shoes'. Photo: Graham Watts.

    News: Matthew Bourne's new production - The Red Shoes

    Tuesday 5 April 2016 by Mark Doerfel

    “It was probably my first introduction to the weird and wonderful world of ballet when I was a teenager,” Matthew Bourne said at a press conference this morning... Continue Reading

  4. NYDC 'In - Nocentes' Photo: Peter Teigen

    News: Continued funding - and a new Guest Artistic Director for NYDC

    Monday 4 April 2016 by Mark Doerfel

    As the current cohort of young dancers prepare for the premiere of a work created with them by Michael Keegan-Dolan, it's announced that funding of £450k has been awarded for the coming year... Continue Reading

  5. The Royal Ballet in Wayne McGregor's 'Infra'. Photo: Bill Cooper, courtesy ROH

    News: New AQA Dance GCSE syllabus announced

    Thursday 31 March 2016 by Mark Doerfel

    Choreographers Lucy Bennett (Stopgap), James Cousins, Wayne McGregor and Kenrick 'H2O' Sandy (Boy Blue) are included in the set works...  Continue Reading

  6. Front left to right: Katy Lowenhoff, Bethany Pike, Jill Tookey, Katie Webb
Back: Jack Jones, Gareth Johnson (Charlton), Tim Hodges & Will Bozier. Photo: NYB

    News: Jill Tookey, founder of National Youth Ballet, RIP

    Thursday 31 March 2016 by Mark Doerfel

    She was awarded the CBE for services to Dance and Young People in the New Year's Honours List, 2016. Many former company members have gone on to dance professionally... Continue Reading

  7. Royal Academy of Dance’s new male dance ambassador Iain Mackay with students
Photo: Mark Mainz
Courtesy of The Telegraph

    News: Video games and superheroes turn boys onto ballet

    Wednesday 30 March 2016 by Denise Drake

    The Royal Academy of Dance seems to have solved the problem of persuading boys to take ballet lessons by using superheroes and video game characters as role models. “Instead of classes based on the classic… Continue Reading

  8. Vogue photoshoot behind the scenes, Sadler's Wells
Photo: Mike Trow

    News: Sergei Polunin and Natalia Osipova

    Wednesday 23 March 2016 by Denise Drake

    Sergei Polunin and Natalia Osipova are stars of the ballet world and a couple in real life. Sarah Crompton discovers the chemistry that binds them at work and play. Polunin arrived at the Royal Ballet School at … Continue Reading

  9. Grayson Perry's front cloth for English National Ballet - 'She Said' at Sadler's Wells. Photo: Laurent Liotardo

    News: Grayson Perry commissioned by English National Ballet

    Tuesday 22 March 2016 by Mark Doerfel

    In his first work for theatre, the Turner Prize winning artist will design a front cloth for the Company's upcoming 'She Said' programme, which opens at Sadler's Wells next month... Continue Reading

  10. Sissy's Progress
Photo: Loredana Denicola

    News: A Sissy's Progress: the dangerous power of an effeminate man

    Monday 21 March 2016 by Denise Drake

    After being attacked on the street outside his home, Brazilian performance artist Nando Messias created a one-man carnival to take a stand for men like him Continue Reading

  11. The Winters Tale. Sarah Lamb, Steven McRae
Photo: ROH, Johan Persson

    News: Dancing The Winter's Tale

    Thursday 17 March 2016 by Denise Drake

    Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon talks about adapting Shakespeare’s problem play as a ballet – including how to interpret theatre’s most famous stage direction ‘Exit, pursued by a bear’. R… Continue Reading

  12. Rambert's Marie Rambert Studio. Photo: Hugo-Glendinning

    News: Rambert launches new Choreography Fellowship

    Wednesday 16 March 2016 by Mark Doerfel

    A new three-year fellowship starting this September is aimed at professional dancers who are interested in making a transition to become full-time working choreographers. Open for applications now.. Continue Reading

  13. Marie-Claude Pietragalla
Photo: Philippe Huguen/Getty

    News: The French dancers for whom age is no barrier

    Monday 14 March 2016 by Denise Drake

    Passing the age of 40 once meant it was time to quit, but many performers now continue to dance well into later life Continue Reading

  14. British Dance Edition 2016

    News: British Dance Edition - in Wales this week

    Saturday 12 March 2016 by Mark Doerfel

    If you can't be there, check out the live streaming from the UK dance industry's show case, from Tuesday to Thursday this week Continue Reading

  15. Sylvie Guillem - winner of the De Valois Award for Outstanding Achievement, with Graham Watts, Chair of the National Dance Awards. Photo: Elliott Franks

    News: Sylvie Guillem presented with De Valois Award

    Wednesday 9 March 2016 by Mark Doerfel

    Graham Watts, Chair of the Dance Section of the Critics' Circle and the National Dance Awards, presented the Award for Outstanding Achievement to Sylvie Guillem when she visited London recently... Continue Reading

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