Muntu Dance Theatre and Nunufatima Dance’s Elevate

Muntu Dance Theatre and Nunufatima Dance, both Chicago-based African and African American dance companies, joined forces to present the world premiere of Elevate at the University of Chicago’s Logan Center for the…

James Streeter. Photo by Karolina Kuras
English National Ballet launches Dance Leaders of the Future

English National Ballet announces the launch of a new dancer development programme, Dance Leaders of the Future. Running from November 2019, the programme is open exclusively to English National Ballet dancers and aims to…

New Magazine Out Now

We’re so excited to launch the 5th edition of The Wonderful World of Dance Magazine, featuring Roberta Siciliano, rising ballet star from San Carlo Theatre Ballet, dressed by Valentino and photographed by world…

Dada Masilo - Giselle
Review: Dada Masilo’s Giselle

The premise of Dada Masilo’s Giselle re-work (at The Lowry) is one of assigning the cultural relevance of her South African upbringing and the modern day. Giselle is still a young girl,…

Greig Matthews and Amanda Assucena in Joffrey Ballet's Jane Eyre. Photo by Cheryl Mann
Review: Joffrey Ballet’s Jane Eyre

On October 16, Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet kicked off its 19/20 season with the Chicago premiere of British choreographer Cathy Marston’s Jane Eyre. Originally created for Leeds’ Northern Ballet in 2016, the literary…

Review: Igor+Moreno ‘Andante’

Entering the intimate studio theatre for the opening of Igor and Moreno’s Andante feels like walking into a therapy room. A bright cleansing white light emanates from the open theatre door, and…

Subhash Viman: Classic Encounters
Subhash Gorania, dancer, choreographer & Artistic Director of Morph Dance Company

In this podcast, we’re joined by Subhash Gorania, a cutting-edge, British choreographer and dancer and Artistic Director of Morph Dance Company. Subhash creates works that blends Indian classical dance, hip-hop and contemporary dance…

Family Honour. Photo by Juan Carlos Gómez Villamor
Danse Élargie: Dance Expanded

The first night of the two day Danse Élargie: Dance Expanded at Sadler’s Wells Theatre showcased winners of this dance competition where ‘anyone can apply and anything can happen!’ With almost no rules holding…

Noah Parets and Genevieve Penn Nabity. Photo by Karolina Kuras.
Winners of RBC Emerging Artist Apprentice Award announced

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, and Barry Hughson, Executive Director, today announced that Corps de Ballet member Genevieve Penn Nabity and Apprentice Noah Parets are the winners of the seventh annual RBC…

Joseph Toonga - Born To Manifest (c) The Other Richard
Review: Joseph Toonga’s Born to Manifest

Joseph Toonga’s Born to Manifest is an extraordinary piece of work, set to an original score from Michael ‘Mikey J’Asante. The stark reality of the experience of young black British men, performed…

Ballerina Mi Deng on technology and dance in Sleeping Beauty Dreams

In this podcast, we talk to principal dancer Mi Deng, who is one of the most famous and successful ballerinas from China. We discuss her role as the Princess in the innovative high-…

English National Ballet in Etudes. Photo by Laurent Liotardo
English National Ballet 70th Anniversary Gala Celebration

As part of its 70th anniversary season, English National Ballet will celebrate its history with three specially curated gala performances at the London Coliseum on 17 and 18 January 2020. The gala performances celebrate the countless dancers, choreographers,…

Fumi Kaneko, Yasmine Naghdi and Artists of The Royal Ballet in class, World Ballet Day 2018 ©2018 ROH. Photographed by Andrej Uspenski
Join Royal Ballet dancers live and behind the scenes on #WorldBalletDay 2019

Dame Kelly Holmes, Colin Jackson, Mark Ramprakash, Tony Adams and Chemmy Alcott join The Royal Ballet on #WorldBalletDay, Wednesday 23 October 2019. For the sixth year running, #WorldBalletDay will see a record-breaking 31 dance companies, including The Royal Ballet, The Australian…

Julie Cunningham
An Evening with Julie Cunningham and Company

Autumnal skies threatening rain and clouds in palest ochre accompany me on my journey to Dance East’s new season of events. In the first work entitled m/y six dancers hold the stage.…

Harrison James in Apollo. Photo by Karolina Kuras.
Harrison James wins Rolex Dancers First Award

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada announced today that Principal Dancer Harrison James is the recipient of the 2019 Rolex Dancers First Award. The award was presented by Ms. Kain and Maxim Lamarre,…

Photo by Ahmad Odeh
Let’s talk about dancers’ mental health with former Royal Ballet dancer & dance counsellor

In this podcast episode we discuss the important subject of dancer mental health and wellbeing, with former Royal Ballet dancer and dance counsellor Terry Hyde. We shine a light on the challenges…

Tom Dale Dance Company - Step Sonic. Photo by Alicia Clarke
Dance, Electronic Music & Digital Arts in the innovative ‘Step Sonic’ by Tom Dale

Dance creation is ever changing and evolving with the influence of new technologies on sound, lighting, staging, visualisations and performance. Critically acclaimed choreographer and dancer Tom Dale is an innovator in bringing…

L to R: Jen Wren, Leticia Cabezudo and Charlotte Matthiessen in 6 Feet, 3 Shoes. Photo by Amy Sinead
Review: Slanjayvah Danza – 6 Feet, 3 Shoes

What’s in a name? For Slanjayvah Danza, everything. The Scottish company’s name is the perfect descriptor for the type of work it produces. Slanjayvah is a personalized phonetic spelling of the Gaelic…

DON GNU - Raiders of the Grey Gold. Photo by Christoffer Brekne
Review: DON GNU – Raiders of the Grey Gold

Danish physical theatre and dance company DON GNU has become, not just a staple, but a highlight of my Edinburgh Fringe schedule. The company made its third appearance at the festival in…

Kalakuta Republik at EIF ensemble. Photo by Gaelle Beri
Review: Kalakuta Republik

The Nigerian musician and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti fused jazz and African music throughout the 1960’s and 70’s, pioneering the music known as Afrobeat. It is Kuti’s now legendary music that served…

Rose Alice. Photo by by Nik Pate.
Rose Alice, dancer & choreographer brings together fashion, film, dance with the International Arts Collective

In this podcast, Australian born Rose Alice – ballet dancer, choreographer and Artistic Director of the International Arts Collective – shares her experience of forging her own path as a successful and inspiring…

Festival Artists in Thousandth Orange. Photo by Christopher Duggan.
Review: ‘NOW” Premieres at Vail Dance Festival

The Vail Dance Festival (VDF) is an incubator of creation. A tiny town, sweeping views, fresh air, and a curated collection of talented artists; every ingredient for the natural formation of art.…

Cas Public - 9
Review: Cas Public 9 – athletic and rapid

Working with Ludwig van Beethoven’s music had been a desire of Hélène Blackburn’s for some time before she developed the piece 9 based on the composer’s most recognizable work, his ninth symphony,…

Scottish Ballet's production of Helen Pickett's The Crucible. Photo by Andy Ross
Review: Scottish Ballet’s The Crucible

The Crucible, a Scottish Ballet adaptation of American playwright Arthur Miller’s most widely produced play and the highly anticipated feature of the company’s 50th Anniversary season, debuted at the Edinburgh International Festival…

Company Chordelia’s The Chosen. Photos by Nadine Boyd
Review: Company Chordelia’s The Chosen

Company Chordelia’s The Chosen opens with a strong audiovisual premise. The sound of waves surging and receding is accompanied by six dancers seated on mirrored boxes who slide to the ground and…

My'Kal Stromile, artist of Boston Ballet; photo by Brooke Trisolini
Boston Ballet announces 2019–2020 Company Roster

Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announces the 2019–2020 season roster. A total of 69 dancers make up the Company roster, with 56 in the main company and 13 in Boston Ballet…

Mercedes Ruiz
Review of Flamenco Workshop with Mercedes Ruiz

What could be better than a lie-in on a Sunday morning? A workshop with Mercedes Ruiz.  Her Buleria workshop was aimed at the intermediate level, so everyone in the class already knew…

MARIA MORENO - GALA FLAMENCA
Review: Flamenco Festival 2019 – Gala Flamenca

Flamenco continues to evolve – even within the traditional style. And just when you think you’ve seen it all, without warning it grabs you, challenges your perceptions, leaves you wonderstruck. The Gala…

Sadler’s Wells Young Associate Ruby Portus is a rising young female choreographic talent using dance to tackle social issues

In this podcast we talk with Sadler’s Wells Young Associate Ruby Portus who is a dancer and choreographer using her voice to tackle sociopolitical issues in a playful way. Listen to Ruby…

LCDS - Theo Clinkard. Photo by Camilla Greenwell
Dancing for Life – The Place is 50!

In Autumn 2019, The Place enters its sixth decade as a driving force for dance development pushing the art form forward. Looking to the future with a global vision of a world…

Ruth Brill Birmingham Royal Ballet. Photo by Richard Battye
Birmingham Royal Ballet First Artist & Choreographer Ruth Brill on stepping off the stage to focus on choreography

In this podcast, we talk to Birmingham Royal Ballet First Artist and Choreographer Ruth Brill about her decision to hang up her pointe shoes to focus on a full-time choreographic career. Ruth…

Sara Baras. Photo by Sofia Wittert
Review: Flamenco Workshop with Sara Baras Company

Taking a flamenco workshop from Maria Jesús Garcia and Charo Pedraja, members of the Sara Baras company, was a privilege, indeed. Learning Alegria choreography and techniques from these two talented dancers was…

Photo by Jordan Opel
The Dancer’s Perfect Summer Diet

It’s summer! That means dancers all over the world are heading off to summer intensives, workshops, and master classes to hone their technique for the fall season ahead. With the long days…

Aeternum. Nehemiah Kish and Marianela Nunez. ROH, 2013. Ph. Johan Persson
Nehemiah Kish to retire from The Royal Ballet

Principal dancer Nehemiah Kish has announced his decision to retire from The Royal Ballet at the end of the 2018/19 season after nine years with the Company. He will give his last performance on the Royal…

BalletBoyz - Them Us. Photo by George Piper
REVIEW: BalletBoyz Them/Us

BalletBoyz Them/Us opened with a short behind the scenes video of the six dancers in the studio providing an insight into the self-created piece ‘Them’. What was lovely about the film was…

Elena Ilinykh and Alexey Lyubimov in RASPUTIN. Credit Alexey Kerkis
REVIEW: Sergei Polunin at London Palladium: Rasputin

Sergei Polunin chose to present the story of the mysterious Russian character Rasputin, for his second programme at the London Palladium. The story of the self-proclaimed holy man who ingratiated himself with…

Selene Guerrero-Trujillo with Artists of the Ballet in The Second Detail. Photo by Bruce Zinger
William Forsythe: Inside the Studio | The National Ballet of Canada

In this latest video, step inside the studio with choreographer William Forsythe as he rehearses the National Ballet of Canada for Physical Thinking, a programme featuring three of his works, The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Approximate Sonata 2016 and The…

Pietra Mello-Pittman and Ella Spira, Sisters Grimm
London theatre duo take to global stage

West End theatre company Sisters Grimm has announced a major partnership with the largest theatre company in Asia to tour China this winter, thanks to support from the Department for International Trade…

Observe classes at Royal Ballet School’s 2019 Summer Intensives

Booking for the Royal Ballet School’s Summer Intensive Dance Teacher Observation Programme is now open. Continue your professional development by watching teachers train some of the world’s finest dancers. Classes include classical ballet,…

Rocio Chacon
Rocio Chacon

Rocio was born in Mendoza, Argentina, grew up in Barcelona and has been living in London for the past eight years. With a background in Media and Documentary Studies, she moved to…

Anna Mortimer

I work in video making short absurd films revealing peculiar characters combatting and destabilising the environments they find themselves framed within. Much of my work is about older women in contemporary culture.…

Max Revell (c) BBC, Jeff Spicer
Max Revell wins BBC Young Dancer 2019

20-year-old Max Revell from Cornwall has been named the Winner of BBC Young Dancer 2019. The Grand Final of the competition took place on Saturday 18 May at Birmingham Hippodrome. On winning…

Miami City Ballet - Firebird. Nathalia Arja. Photo © Karolina Kuras.
Miami City Ballet: Looking Back/ Leaping Forward

Miami City Ballet ended its 2018-2019 season with a unique take on George Balanchine’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by placing it underwater thus giving it a purely Miami interpretation of William Shakespeare’s…

Emilia Cadorin performing Coppélia. Photo by Laurent Liotardo
English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer 2019 winners

Having performed the Flames of Paris pas de deux with partner Rentaro Nakaaki and Untitled Code, a solo by choreographed by Rambert dancer Miguel Altunaga, Julia Conway was announced as winner on stage at Sadler’s…

Boston Ballet
Boston Calling Partners with Boston Ballet

Boston Calling has announced that Boston Ballet will make their festival debut as part of the diverse entertainment lineup taking the festivals’ stages for Boston Calling Music Festival’s 10th edition. This partnership…

U Dance at Southbank Centre
Line-up announced for summer celebration of youth dance

U.Dance the national youth dance festival presented by One Dance UK, in partnership with the ISTD, returns to London’s Southbank Centre this summer with a line-up of youth dance groups from across the United…

Stefan Jovanović, Constellations © Moad Musbahi,featuring Katye Coe, Roni Katz, Pau Aran Gimeno, and Charlie Cattrall
Wild Card returns with fools, participation, dark comedy and dance in June

Dance theatre maker Stefan Jovanović presents the latest bespoke Wild Card offering with Constellations, an atmospheric evening of rituals, dark comedy and dance at the Lilian Baylis Studio on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 June. Wild Card is an increasingly popular Sadler’s…

Boston Ballet. Photo by Rosalie OConnor
Boston Ballet announces tours and appearances

After returning from the historic debut in Paris, which received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, Boston Ballet is proud to announce a varied schedule of tours and appearances this year,…

Dance Umbrella. DU19-Hocus Pocus © Philippe Pache
Dance Umbrella Festival 2019 further line up announced!

Dance Umbrella, London’s international festival of contemporary dance takes place across the capital from 8 – 27 October 2019. Emma Gladstone, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Dance Umbrella, introduces the programme…

Julia Glawe
Julia Glawe announced as new Executive Director of Dance Umbrella

Dance Umbrella, London’s leading festival of international dance, has today announced the appointment of Julia Glawe as new Executive Director. Julia was previously Executive Director of Milwaukee Ballet, Senior Vice President and Director of the…

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