Ballet Florida company dancers Taken at Ballet Florida's Northern artist retreat and outdoor performance venue in Fort Pierce FL Indian River Gardens. Photo by Lorrin Brubaker
Ballet Florida: Vision

Ballet Florida presented its latest performance, VISION, just days before the theatre closed due to the coronavirus. Like many companies, Ballet Florida, was taken by surprise at the abrupt end to their…

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan – Moon Water
Dance: what to see this week!

Dance companies and theatres gather together to make our quarantine days better! There is a new dance performance we can enjoy almost every day so we made this little schedule for you…

English National Ballet dancers at the company’s headquarters on London City Island (c) Laurent Liotardo
ENB at HOME – staying connected!

Following government advice about Coronavirus Covid-19, English National Ballet’s home is currently closed, and some future performances and events has been cancelled. However, English National Ballet believes ballet is for everyone, everywhere, so…

Boston Ballet. Liza Voll Photography
Boston Ballet Announces 2020–2021 Season Promotions

Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announces seven dancer promotions for the 2020–2021 season. Soloist Tigran Mkrtchyan has been promoted to the rank of principal dancer. Second Soloist Chisako Oga has been…

BalletBoyz presents Deluxe. Photo by George Piper
BalletBoyz Artistic Directors Michael Nunn & William Trevitt celebrate 20 years with ‘Deluxe’

Good news feels a little hard to come by these days. So it’s exciting to see the critically acclaimed, award winning BalletBoyz 20th anniversary celebrations continuing with an online presentation of Deluxe…

Live Fire Exercise. Federico Bonelli and Lauren Cuthbertson ©ROH, Bill Cooper, 2011
The Royal Ballet announces free programme of online content!

The Royal Opera House announced a FREE live programme of full-length productions to spread the joy of ballet and opera during these uncertain times. They will be broadcast via Royal Opera House Facebook and YouTube channels, allowing…

Dancers of The Royal Ballet in Act II of The Winter’s Tale © ROHJohan Persson, 2014
Where to catch a dance show online?

In response to the recent spread of coronavirus, our lifestyles are changing rapidly, more countries are introducing quarantine, theatres are closing, dance companies cancel their performances and the best we can do…

BIDF 2020. La Veronal - Pasionaria photography ©Alex Font
Birmingham is the Destination for Dance

By Diane Parkes The streets, squares and theatres of Birmingham will come alive this June when three festivals join together in an unmissable celebration of dance. Birmingham International Dance Festival (BIDF), B-SIDE…

Crystal Pite & Jonathon Young / Kidd Pivot — Revisor. Photo by Michael Slobodian
BBC Arts announces line-up for 2020 Dance Season

BBC Arts today announces its 2020 Dance season, with live performances filmed at Sadler’s Wells and the Royal Opera House, specially commissioned films and in-depth explorations of dance and the country’s leading…

Botis Seva/ Far From The Norm — BLKDOG. Photo by Camilla Greenwell
Review: Botis Seva/Far From The Norm – BLKDOG

It was cold, wet and windy and the train was late again. The foyer was full of ‘bright young things’, self-aware and carefully dressed. I must admit I felt disgruntled and out…

Akram Khan Company - Chotto Xenos
Review: Akram Khan Company – Chotto Xenos

Inspired by Akram Khan’s full-length solo XENOS Chotto ( meaning ‘little’) Xenos ( meaning ‘stranger’) was commissioned by 14-18 NOW:WW1 Centenary Art Commissions. Aimed at young audiences it tells the forgotten and…

Joseph Toonga - Born to Manifest
Review: Jospeh Toonga – Born to Manifest

Born to Manifest – its title implying a kind of destiny of strength, growth and power. In Joseph Toonga’s duet work prevalent are such ideas of growth and power from oppression. Finding…

Joffrey Artists Anna Gerberich and Temur Suluashvili in The Sofa. Photo by Cheryl Mann
Review: Joffrey Ballet’s Times Are Racing

On February 12, Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet premiered a quintuple bill program for the third instalment of their 2019/20 season at the Auditorium Theatre. In program notes, the ballet’s Artistic Director and recently…

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch — Bluebeard. Photo by Hoelting
Review: Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch – Bluebeard

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch’s Bluebeard. While listening to a Tape Recording of Bela Bartok’s Opera “Duke Bluebeard’s Castle” is an intoxicating mix of a completely unique concept, powerful performances and a provocative…

Jennifer Archibald, Choreographer & Artistic Director on ‘What it means to be a woman’

Jennifer Archibald, Choreographer and Artistic Director of Arch Dance Company, is set to premiere her new work for Nashville Ballet as part of their ‘Other Voices’ programme. Other Voices brings together four…

The Nutcracker. Céline Gittens as the Snow Fairy © Emma Kauldhar
Carlos Acosta announces plans for BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET 2020-21

Less than one month into his new job as Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet, Carlos Acosta announces plans for world premieres, classic revivals and brand-new partnerships in his first year as Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet. Opportunity,…

Message in a Bottle.
Lizzie Gough, Dancer, Choreographer, TV and Dance Judge on building a successful freelance dance career

In this podcast with Lizzie Gough – dancer, choreographer, TV dance judge and mentor – we discuss life of a freelance artist and her upcoming role in Kate Prince’s ‘A Message In…

Carolyne Galvao in Swan Lake by English National Ballet. Photo by Laurent Liotardo
English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer 2020 finalists

English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer competition will be held at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on Friday 29 May 2020. Through this annual event, English National Ballet recognises the excellence of its artists. Selected by…

Geometrie Variable. Photo by Paul Hampartsoumian
REVIEW: Sadler’s Wells Sampled

The great thing about Sadler’s Wells Sampled is the diverse dance, artists and companies showcasing unexpected artforms, unknown companies and new work.  Sampled also sees Sadler’s Wells Theatre itself physically transformed as…

Rambert Dance School
Rambert School celebrates its Centenary Year

This year marks the Centenary of Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, with celebrations taking place throughout the year that give opportunities for the School to honour its rich history and…

BALLET ICONS GALA - Yasmine Naghdi, Matrcelino Sambe. Photo by Kristyna Kashvili
Ballet Icons Gala: a magical evening

Ballet Icons Gala presented an awe-inspiring programme of 26 world-famous dancers, 13 ballets, 2 world premieres creating a sensational evening of classical and modern works. With dancers from the Bolshoi, New York…

NYDC in Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's Frame[d]. Photo by Tony Nandi
Sadler’s Wells launches new ticket scheme for young people

Sadler’s Wells today announces the launch of Barclays Dance Pass, the theatre’s new ticket scheme offering £10 tickets to 16 to 30-year-olds as part of a major partnership with Barclays.  Barclays Dance Pass makes…

Joffrey Ballet Artistic Director Ashley Wheater. Photo by Cheryl Mann
Joffrey Ballet’s Artistic Director Ashley Wheater looks back on working with ballet greats Ashton, Balanchine, Forsythe & to the company’s future

In this podcast former principal dancer and Artistic Director of the Joffrey Ballet, Ashley Wheater talks about his experience of leading the company for the last 13 years. Born in Scotland, Ashley…

Sadler’s Wells announces a new cohort of Young Associates for 2020-2021

Sadler’s Wells announces the names of four young choreographers as part of the second intake of the Young Associates programme for young choreographers aged 18-24 years. Olive Hardy, Vidya Patel, John-William Watson and Magnus Westwell will be supported by Sadler’s…

Elmhurst Ballet Company in Paquita excerpt. Photography Andy Ross
The Duchess of Cornwall visits Elmhurst Ballet School

The Duchess of Cornwall will visit Elmhurst Ballet School, the vocational school in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet, on 22 January 2020. Her Royal Highness has been Patron of Elmhurst since 2006…

Alina Cojocaru. Photo by Morgan Norman
Alina Cojocaru, Principal Ballerina on creating her new show, her love of dance and some unexpected words of wisdom

Alina Cojocaru is the much loved principal with the English National Ballet and guest artist with the Hamburg Ballet who has garnered adoring fans and numerous accolades throughout her illustrious career. We’re…

Merce Cunningham's SUMMERSPACE. Photo by Mko Malkshasyan
‘CUNNINGHAM’ filmmaker Alla Kovgan on the visionary choreographer

In this podcast we take a look at the life of one of the most visionary and influential choreographers in the world, Merce Cunnigham. The legendary dancer and choreographer’s journey from struggling…

'McGregor Mugler' featuring dancers Edward Watson and Olga Smirnova. Photo by Sasha Gusov
Review: Radio & Juliet, Faun, MсGregor + Mugler

A Thrilling Triple Bill At The London Coliseum presented three works from acclaimed choreographers, performed by a cast of exceptional dancers from the world’s top ballet companies, and included a UK and…

Svetlana Zakharova in 'Gabrielle Chanel' photo courtesy of CHANEL
Svetlana Zakharova is Coco Chanel

Ballet, Fashion, Bolshoi, Chanel and Zakharova, literally everything I love on the stunning London Coliseum stage, what more could I wish for! The monochromatic ambitious one act ballet of Coco Chanel’s life is…

Nelson J. Peña Núñez. Photo by Nikolay Postnikov
Principal Dancer Nelson Peña on dancing Fokine masterpieces

Cuban born principal dancer Nelson Peña left his home country and home ballet company to dance with the Abay Kazakh State Ballet Theatre in Kazakstan, Central Asian. The company has been leading a campaign to showcase their culture…

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…

Finnish National Ballet's "The Snow Queen"
Review: The Snow Queen by Finnish National Ballet

The final performance of the Finnish National Ballet’s The Snow Queen, on November 11, saw the Helsinki Opera House packed to the rafters. At least half of the attendees were under 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,…

Staging Schiele by Shobana Jeyasingh Dance
Review: Staging Schiele by Shobana Jeyasingh Dance

The theatre was hot. I felt squashed in my seat sandwiched between two men, their bodies uncomfortably overdressed and large. The stage with its strip lighting and grids of steel reminded me…

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,…

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