Queensland Ballet
World Dance for Parkinson’s Day: changing lives through dance

World Dance for Parkinson’s Day sees 23 dance organisations and individual teaching artists from 16 countries offering classes for people with Parkinson’s throughout April, in honor of Parkinson’s Awareness Month and International…

Miami City Ballet dancers in Concerto DSCH. Choreography by Alexei Ratmansky. Photo © Alexander Iziliaev.
Miami City Ballet: A Dynamic Triple Bill

At the start of Sunday afternoon’s Miami City Ballet’s performance, the curtain rose on one of George Balanchine’s oldest surviving work, Apollo. In this seminal work, we see the birth of the young…

Jane Joyce
Audition: male dancers – Lloyd Newson project

Lloyd Newson has pushed the boundaries of what dance can be, and say, for more than 30 years. His working methods focus on the connection between meaning and movement. Newson is currently…

Daria Klimentová. Photo by Karolina Kuras
Daria Klimentová prima ballerina, dance teacher and dance photographer talks life after English National Ballet

Daria Klimentová, prima ballerina, dance teacher and photographer, is one of the most acclaimed dancers of our times. After a glittering career as a senior principal dancer with the English National Ballet,…

The Place announces Choreodrome 2018 Artists
The Place Announces Choreodrome 2018 Artists

The Place is uniquely positioned to stimulate innovation in dance and offer artists at every stage of their career the chance to experiment. Through The Place’s Choreodrome programme, choreographers are encouraged to explore new artistic…

Stephanie Brown
Stephanie Brown AKA ‘Ester Tal’

Stephanie has a lifelong passion for language and dance. She is a professional flamenco dancer and BA Modern Language graduate and speaks 4 languages. After training for 7 years in the renowned…

Kleinschnittger. Photo by Mirjana Vrbaski
Spring Forward kicks off in Sofia next week!

Spring Forward festival will take place on 23–25 March 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria, hosted by  Derida Dance Centre. Aerowaves Spring Forward provides a platform for the most vibrant and promising choreographers to…

Toke Broni Strandby (Candoco Dance Company - Face In by Yasmeen Godder) Photog by Hugo Glendinning
The voice and visionary for disabled dancers, Charlotte Darbyshire – dancer, director, lecturer, choreographer and Artistic Director of Candoco Dance Company talks about diversity in dance

Charlotte Darbyshire is the co-Artistic Director (along with Ben Wright) of Candoco Dance Company – a contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers in the UK that’s made up of highly trained…

Neon Dance Artistic Director & Choreographer Adrienne Hart on curating Wild Card

Neon Dance Artistic Director and Choreographer Adrienne Hart is bringing an exciting evening of curated contemporary dance celebrating international Piano Day to Sadler’s Wells on 22 & 23 March. The Wild Card evening…

Natalie Russett
Natalie Russett

A London Contemporary Dance School student, Natalie Russett joins from The Place Resolution Festival dance writers programme. She will be covering dance in north England, where she’s returned to her roots after…

The Place - Work Place. Artist Vicki Igbokwe
The Place announces new Associate Artists

The Place has announced that it will be working with Amy Bell, Claire Cunningham and Vicki Igbokwe through its Work Place artist development scheme. Work Place, the associate artist programme at The Place, provides a creative home for…

11 Million Reasons to Dance. Chicago ft Laura Dajao (second left). Pic by Sean Goldthorpe
What does a dancer look like?

What does a dancer look like? From a lithe ballerina on pointe to a twinkle-toed tap artist, ballroom waltzers to the tightest tango, so many of our perceptions around dancers are based…

Points of Echo production. Photo by Ed Collier
Choreographer Ben Wright on touring Point of Echoes in rural communities across the UK

Choreographer Ben Wright’s personal journey reads like a real-life Billy Elliot. Growing up he experienced bullying at school for not being the sporty type and he incredibly only started to learn to…

National Dance Awards 2017 winners at the Barbican Centre. Source: Twitter @NatDanceAwards
Winners Announced – 18th National Dance Awards

The winners of The Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards 2017 were announced at a ceremony at London’s Barbican Centre hosted by award-winning choreographer, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Rambert dancer and choreographer, Dane Hurst. The De Valois Award for Outstanding…

Francesco Pireddu
Francesco Pireddu

Dancer Francesco Pireddu was born and raised in Sardinia, Italy. He began dancing in Rome. Three years later he moved to Tuscany to continue his professional ballet training under the direction of…

Image Henry Gorse for I-D Magazine.
Woman SRSLY open call for dance work!

Woman SRSLY champions bold new female-led performance through platforms and networking support and aims to create a platform for female artists to share their ideas and experiences. Woman SRSLY is launching an open…

Why I admire the corps de ballet…

Ballet dancer Claudia Suárez (pictured centre above) tells us why she admires the corps de ballet… Every time someone asks me if I want to go to a bigger company and be a…

Precious Adams in Elite Syncopations ©ROH, 2017. Photographed by Bill Cooper
English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer finalists are…

English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer competition will be held at the London Coliseum for the first time on 11 June 2018. Through this annual event, English National Ballet recognises the excellence of its artists. Selected by their…

TOBY. Source: https://www.theplace.org.uk
Resolution 2018: TOBY/Barnaby Booth Dance/ella&co

I wondered, who is TOBY? A small collective of London-based female dancers performing distinct work, they are a worthy discovery. Led by choreographer Katy Higgins, who credits the dancers in the creation of the…

A photo from #nofilter by Ella&co. part of the Resolution 2018 The Place (c) Lidia Crisafulli 2018
Resolution 2018: TOBY/Barnaby Booth Dance/ella&co

Through Episodic 86, TOBY provided a highly energised opening. With abounding strength and power, the female performers present us with an intricate exploration of the recollection of memory. The work paced through a seemingly endless…

Roisin O Brien. Source: https://www.theplace.org.uk
Resolution 2018: Roisin O’Brien/Kaia Goodenough/Body Politic

Róisín O’Brien’s research explores two contradictory images of Donald Trump. Admired by some, criticized by many, the USA President’s personality has sparked a stream of divided opinions. “Make America Great Again” resonates in the…

Photo by Ardian Lumi
BBC outlines dance season for 2018

BBC Arts outlines some of the BBC’s ambitions for dance programming in 2018! DANCE SEASON: BBC Arts lifts the curtain on thriving dance scene with a special season of programming for BBC…

Niv Novak and The Gift video collaboration: You Will Be Queen

The Gift ends a remarkable 2017 with You Will Be Queen, their fourth video single from the critically acclaimed new album, ALTAR, produced by Brian Eno and mixed by Flood. In this stunning fourth video single, You Will Be Queen,…

Bolshoi's Nutcracker. Anna Nikulina and Denis Rodkin
The Bolshoi Ballet’s cinema screening of The Nutcracker

As part of the 2017/18 Bolshoi Ballet in cinema season the company presents the quintessential Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker. A festive tradition for the whole family, The Nutcracker sweeps the Bolshoi stage for two hours of enchantment and…

Laraine Denny Burrell
RISING ABOVE IT ALL By Laraine Denny Burrell

Laraine Denny Burrell has lived an extraordinary life. Her world travels and experiences as a professional dancer were anything but ordinary, as she witnessed a plane bombing in Barbados and was held…

Sergei Polunin -Projec Polunin
Project Polunin’s “Satori” casting announced!

Sergei Polunin is delighted to announce full casting for Project Polunin’s SATORI, which will play a limited season at the London Coliseum from 5 to 10 December 2017, with a press night on Wednesday…

Artists of Ballet BC in Solo Echo. Photo by Wendy D.
Ballet British Columbia Artistic Director Emily Molnar – the ballerina who saved the company from bankruptcy

Ballet British Columbia, Canada’s leading contemporary dance company, is heading to the UK for their first tour in 2018. Founded in 1986, Ballet British Columbia has been under the artistic directorship of…

Cinderella in rehearsal: David Bintley with Jenna Roberts. Photo by Ty Singleton
Ballet Now – First commissions announced

Birmingham Royal Ballet, in association with Sadler’s Wells, has announced the first three choreographers and first two composers commissioned as part of Ballet Now – a unique five-year programme of professional development…

BostonBallet -Mikko Nissinen's The Nutcracker. Photo by Liza Voll Photography
Boston Ballet presents Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker

Boston Ballet proudly presents the return of Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker, the cherished family-friendly holiday tradition. Since its world premiere in 2012, Mikko Nissinen’s and Robert Perdziola’s re-envisioned production has been delighting audiences…

Mele Broomes - Glasgow based choreographer and performer
Two programmes to help artists and choreographers!

One Dance UK announced selection for Scottish Dance Artists Mentoring and Choreographers Observership Programmes 2017-18! Organised in partnership with Creative Scotland, One Dance UK has created two programmes to help artists and…

The Unity of Dance
How dance can unify us all!

Two fans of all forms of dance and filmmakers, Kyle Lau & Michael Bromberg from HopSkip Cinema wanted to create a project that shows how, no matter where you’re from or what…

Tala Lee-Turton, photo by Nicola Selby
Bolshoi Ballet Academy Graduate Tala Lee-Turton makes history at the infamous ballet school

21 year old ballet dancer Tala Lee-Turton is only the third ever British female to break through the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. In this podcast interview, Tala tells us about her life as…

Technique and Thought Over Tricks In Ballet

Dance Teacher Katrena Cohea takes a look dance technique v tricks. Today I saw an Instagram video of a beautiful dancer. She was being coached on what looked like a rond de jambe…

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