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  1. Thiago Soares and Marianela Nuñez in rehearsals for After The Rain
Photo: Bill Cooper/ROH

    News: Thiago Soares and Marianela Nuñez 'working together better than ever now'

    Monday 15 February 2016 by Denise Drake

    The dancers, as they prepared to co-star in Christopher Wheeldon’s intimate ballet After The Rain, a piece they performed as a married couple four years ago Continue Reading

  2. News: Equity achieves union agreements with independent choreographers

    Monday 15 February 2016

    New agreements have been reached by Equity with independent choreographers producing small-scale shows... Continue Reading

  3. Candoco in Hetain Patel's 'Lets Talk About Dis'. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    News: Candoco at 25 - anniversary year programme to include a new duet by Arlene Phillips

    Friday 12 February 2016 by carmel smith

    Awarding winning Candoco celebrates in 2016 with a programme of performances, special events, participation work and international touring... Continue Reading

  4. John Singer Sargent's portrait of Madame X. Photograph: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

    News: Christopher Wheeldon - on new work Strapless

    Monday 8 February 2016 by carmel smith

    "For years, I’ve toyed with the idea of making a ballet about Amélie. Then Kevin O’Hare offered me a slot at the Royal Ballet and I thought this would be a perfect role for Natalia Osipova… Continue Reading

  5. Still from Bertie and Ponciano Almeida's 'Vida Longa' Big Dance Shorts 2012.

    News: Big Dance & Channel 4 Short film commissions announced

    Friday 5 February 2016 by carmel smith

    Big Dance and Channel 4 have announced the short dance films that have been awarded a new commission to be produced for the Channel 4 Random Acts strand. Nominated by experts across the UK contemporary film and … Continue Reading

  6. Big Dance 2011.

    News: Big Dance 2016: Celebrating the dance decade

    Wednesday 3 February 2016 by Denise Drake

    Big Dance celebrates a decade of expansion and development in dance across the country in 2016, in this, the final Big Dance year Continue Reading

  7. Sara Baras in Voces
Photo: Santana de Yepes

    News: Sara Baras on Flamenco as a way of life

    Wednesday 3 February 2016 by Denise Drake

    Sara Baras talks about maintaing her dance company and her creative process Continue Reading

  8. News: Laurretta Summerscales promoted to Principal of English National Ballet

    Wednesday 3 February 2016 by Denise Drake

    Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director of English National Ballet, has announced that Laurretta Summerscales has been promoted to Principal of English National Ballet. Joining Laurretta on stage after her performance as… Continue Reading

  9. Leroy Mokgatle
Photo: Eliott Franks/Royal Academy of Dance

    News: Leroy Mokgatle on life at the Art of Motion School

    Monday 1 February 2016 by Denise Drake

    Winner of the Genée International ballet competition at Sadler’s Wells last year, Leroy talks about his long, very challenging and intensive day Continue Reading

  10. Pivot Dance

    News: Bringing artists and audiences together - Pivot Dance

    Friday 29 January 2016 by carmel smith

    A new European project aims to create a new movement in the dance industry, where 'Audience Clubs' work with artists to inform their creative process... Continue Reading

  11. Rahel Vonmoos’  -'to find a place'. A Compass Commission. Photo: Stephen Berkeley-White

    News: Greenwich Dance and Trinity Laban partnership new Compass Commissions

    Friday 29 January 2016 by carmel smith

    Stephanie Schober, Botis Seva and Tom Roden & Anna Williams will be making new site specific, theatre based and work for families... Continue Reading

  12. Andrew Hurst. Photo: Avatara Ayuso

    News: New Chief Executive for One Dance UK

    Monday 25 January 2016 by carmel smith

    The first Chief Executive of One Dance UK, the new national body for dance, will be Andrew Hurst, who is currently a member of the senior management team at The Royal Ballet. Continue Reading

  13. National Dance Awards winners 2015. From left: Wayne McGregor, Caroline Miller, Kevin O'Hare (representing Alessandre Ferri), Rosie Kay, Tamara McLorg, Vadim Muntagirov, Matthew Bourne, Arlene Philips (presenting), Zizi Strallen, Laura Morera, Matthew Ball, William Bracewell, Graham Watts (Chair, NDA Chair). Photo: Bettina Strenske.

    News: National Dance Awards 2015 announced

    Monday 25 January 2016 by carmel smith

    The Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards for 2015 were presented today at a ceremony The Place in London, hosted by choreographer Arlene Phillips. Covering all forms of dance, from ballet to flamenco – … Continue Reading

  14. News: Women, dance and inequality issues

    Wednesday 20 January 2016 by carmel smith

    Over 400 dance professionals signed a letter to Akram Khan taking issue with his comments on female choreographers, reported in an article in The Stage... Continue Reading

  15. Pina Bausch,T. Ditta Miranda Jasjfi, Fernando Suels Mendoza

    News: Fernando Suels Mendoza on dancing for Pina Bausch

    Wednesday 20 January 2016

    Fernando Suels Mendoza on what he learned from the great German choreographer Pina Bausch, and how it feels to perform her works. Continue Reading

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