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 the older women in contemporary…

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…

Damien Jalet & Kohei Nawa - Vessel (c) Yoshikazu Inoue
Review: Damien Jalet & Kohei Nawa – Vessel

French-Belgium choreographer Damien Jalet and Japanese sculpture Kohei Nawa’s Vessel is an unforgettable visual metamorphosis of extraordinary bodies transforming into mind-bending sculptures, that feels like watching a live art installation. Vessel opens…

REVIEW: English National Ballet’s ‘She Persisted’

English National Ballet’s She Persisted is an outstanding triple bill full of emotion, creativity and a strong compelling female voice. Tamara Rojo, ENB Artistic Director, stood before the striking colourful curtain created…

Choredrome Artists 2019
Choreodrome 2019 artists announced

Supporting 18 dance artists and collectives to explore and develop new performance ideas. At The Place, our unique positioning within the dance industry allows us to offer artists at every stage of…

English National Ballet - Dance Journeys. Photo by Thomas Stroppel
English National Ballet’s Dance Journeys 2019

English National Ballet presents Dance Journeys 2019, showcasing the creative voices of young people on the main stage at Sadler’s Wells during the Company’s She Persisted programme. Dance Journeys, supported by John Lyon’s Charity,…

Sixteen Dances for Soloist and Company of Three (1952) Photo by Gerda Peterich
Merce Cunningham Centennial at the Barbican

As part of the official global celebration of the Merce Cunningham Centennial, the Barbican presents the world premiere and Barbican co-production of Night of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event, in the Barbican Theatre; the UK…

The Royal Ballet School Healthy Dancer Programme
The Royal Ballet School Healthy Dancer Programme

The Royal Ballet School presents a new film introducing the world-class healthcare programme. They now employ more than 20 in-house healthcare practitioners who support their students from the age of 11. You…

Patricia Guerrero and Ruben Olmo in "Horas Contigo" ©Javier Fergo for the Jerez Festival
Rubén Olmo’s Horas Contigo radiates love

Audiences attending the Jerez Festival on Monday, March 4, 2019 walked out of the Sala Compañía – a XVI Century church that has been converted into a theatrical space – marvelled by…

Alston Dance Company - Detour. Photo by Chris Nash
Alston Dance Company’s Quartermark: Still Modern

It is perhaps one of the great thrills of live performances that you know the people on stage are three-dimensional bodies moving in a three-dimensional space, subject to the same physical laws…

Marjorie Goodson. Photo by Andreea Radutoiu
Dance Photography: Marjorie Goodson takes us behind the scenes of her stunning dance photographic book ‘MG’

In this podcast, we explore the incredible photographic book released by dancer Marjorie Goodson titled ‘MG‘. The stunning hard cover coffee table style book features spectacular photos of Majorie Goodson photographed by Andreea…

REVIEW: New York City Ballet’s New Combinations

“There is only now,” Balanchine said. Choreographer Justin Peck seems to be living in the now, creating one ballet on the heel of another. Principia, his newest piece, premiered on January 31.…

Daniel McCormick English National Ballet Winner of Emerging Dancer 2018. Photo by Laurent Liotardo
English National Ballet Emerging Dancer at Sadler’s Wells

Celebrating its tenth year, English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer competition will be held at Sadler’s Wells on Tuesday 7 May 2019. Through this ‘highly anticipated annual event’ [Pointe Magazine], English National Ballet…

Tamae Yoneda. Photo by Endika Ramos
Resolution 2019: Tamae Yoneda/Luisa Amorim/Li’An Dance

Tamae Yoneda’s work presents an autobiographical account of Tamae’s father and his bond with the light that governs human existence. The dancers’ technique is strong, and it is quite clear they all embody movement to…

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch — Bon Voyage, Bob - Alan Lucien Øyen. Photo by Mats Bäcker
Pina Bausch legacy continues with new work by Alan Lucien Øyen

In this podcast with Norwegian choreographer Alan Lucien Øyen, we discuss the work and company of one of the most important choreographers of the twentieth century, Pina Bausch. Alan Lucien Øyen is one of…

BalletBoyz: Them Us. Photo by Hugo Glendinning
BalletBoyz presents Them & Us at Sadler’s Wells

This spring, the internationally lauded dance troupe BalletBoyz will present the London premiere of Them/Us, an innovative double bill and a brand new collaboration from the company’s own critically acclaimed dancers and…

Candoco Dance Company
Candoco Dance Company finds new partner in ASOS

Candoco Dance Company, the company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, today announces that ASOS, one of the world’s leading destinations for fashion-loving 20-somethings, will support a residential dance training intensive for young…

Jillian Vanstone with Artists of the Ballet in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Photo by Bruce Zinger.
Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon on Creating Alice

In this latest video from The National Ballet of Canada, acclaimed choreographer Christopher Wheeldon reveals the inspiration behind the international hit production, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Set to an original score by Joby Talbot with designs by Bob…

Ruins FUBU. photo by Joseip Viskovic
Resolution 2019: José Tomás/Panos Malactos/Fubu Nation

Panos Malactos’ 4YEARS, a bizarre and outrageously fun piece, mocks the experimental and eccentric side of contemporary culture. Going against preconception, the work is intentionally pretentious rather than unwittingly so. The dancers babble…

Nicky Keay
First Dance Specialist RED-S Clinic Launches

The National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science (NIDMS) is pleased to announce the expansion of the London NHS Dance Injury Clinic to include the UK’s first RED-S/Endocrine clinic. Previously known as…

Campaign image Positioning Ballet by Petrovsky & Ramone. Dancers: Michele Esposito & Nicholas Landon
Positioning Ballet: International Ballet Conference in Amsterdam

Dutch National Ballet is organising its second international ballet conference, Positioning Ballet. Following the first successful conference in 2017, international leaders of the ballet world will once again come together in Amsterdam to…

Erena Reilent - Being O Matic. Photo by Camilla Greenwell
Resolution 2019: Grace Nicol/Fallon Mayanja/Erea Reilent

In I Only Laugh to Keep From Weeping José Tomás and Valerie Ebuwa haughtily face the audience, dressed identically in white oversized t-shirts, with baby pink draperies attached – from the top of the stage backdrop –…

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