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…

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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 –…

Race, Disability & Trans Equity in Dance Presenting

The Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP), a U.S.-based national service, advocacy and membership organization for professionals in the performing arts industry, holds a national conference every January in New York City.  It…

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Announcing The Place Spring Season 2019

The Place, London’s boldest dance theatre, is pleased to announce its spring programme. Some of the most innovative British and international dance artists take to the stage in a season featuring new…

Theme and Variations: Artists of Birmingham Royal Ballet; photo: Bill Cooper
Birmingham Royal Ballet announces 2019/20 season

10 productions, 11 venues, 127 performances, including first time collaborations with Ballet Black and newly appointed Director Carlos Acosta. It’s a season that’s bursting with brilliance! Birmingham Royal Ballet’s 2019/20 season marks…

Candoco Dance Company workshop
Warm up with a Candoco workshop

Candoco Dance Company are kicking off 2019 with a plethora of learning activity! Their youth company, Cando2, is back in the studio already and has just completed the first stage of their residency as…

100 Jahre Bauhaus: BAUHAUSCLUB 2.019: Hyper.Culture

Were there techno DJs at the Bauhaus’s famous parties? No of course not. But BAUHAUSCLUB 2.019: Hyper.Culture wasn’t meant to be historically accurate reconstruction of a 1920s Bauhaus festival. Instead, the evening…

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Sisters Grimm – Slate Ministry Of Sound

The Founders and directors of Sisters Grimm are ex-Royal Ballet ballerina Pietra Mello-Pittman and Grammy-nominated composer Ella Spira. Both had successful careers working in theatre, film and TV. In 2009 we had…

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Resolution 2019: Jane Chan / Joshua Nash / TRIBE//

One lone figure holds centre stage in a portrayal of mental anguish and entrapment. A barely delineated square lights the floor, her prison cell, accentuating a confused and misty internal world. Hand…

Antoinette Sibley
Where Has The Joy Gone?

Lately, I’ve been wondering if we could put Margot Fonteyn in a Tardis and bring her from 1960 to 2019 what she would have to say about the dance performances of today.…

Don Quixote. Ryoichi Hirano as Espada and Artists of The Royal Ballet. (c) ROH, Johan Persson, 2013.
Carlos Acosta’s celebrated production of Don Quixote returns

Carlos Acosta’s vibrant dance production of Miguel de Cervante’s classic tale Don Quixote returns to the Royal Opera House this Spring. Created specially for The Royal Ballet in 2013, this stunning production tells the story of…

Andrea Yorita of BalletX in "The Boogeyman." Photo by Bill Hebert.
American Dance Platform: BalletX & Raphael Xavier

New York’s countless theaters and clubs make the city a performing arts mecca, featuring as tantalizing a cultural scene for the classical arts as for the most experimental of performances. Yet, in…

Skopje Dance Theater
Apply Now! 38th Annual Battery Dance Festival

Battery Dance is now accepting applications for the 38th Annual Battery Dance Festival, with free performances on August 11-17, 2019. Established by Battery Dance in 1982 as the Downtown Dance Festival, today…

REVIEW: The Night Tree by Second Hand Dance

There Is a growing excitement in Pavilion Dance Theatre with real Christmas trees adorning the space and their sweet pine perfume beckoning the children to take their place on cosy cushions. Magical…

"Faultline" by Shobana Jeyasingh Dance. Please can you credit the photo to Chris Nash.
Shezad Khalil

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul” Martha Graham Shezad is an enthusiastic, passionate and devoted writer of dance. After completing his Masters in Text and Performance with an extensive focus…

Jennifer Jackson
Dancers explain how they see the world…

Being an artist makes you see the world around you in a very special way. One might even say that it allows you to really see. Every individual artist goes through the…

Yolanda Correa
Cuban Prima Ballerina Yolanda Correa celebrates 15 years as principal dancer with a move to Berlin State Ballet

Principal dancer Yolanda Correa was born in Cuba where she studied ballet before joining the National Ballet of Cuba. After only 5 years she was quickly promoted to Prima Ballerina and enjoyed…

Benoit Swan Pouffer © Camilla Greenwell
Rambert appoints Benoit Swan Pouffer as new Artistic Director

Rambert, the UK’s leading contemporary dance company, has appointed Benoit Swan Pouffer as its new Artistic Director. Benoit Swan Pouffer is an internationally-renowned dance artist, choreographer and company leader. Born and trained in Paris, he…

Jennifer Jackson
Jennifer Jackson

Jennifer Jackson is from the southeastern US, growing up with extensive training in ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, and tap. She received her bachelors of fine arts in dance from Valdosta State University…

Thiago Soares photo by Daryan Dornelles
Royal Ballet Principal Thiago Soares on his new film ‘Principal Dancer’ that goes behind the scenes and celebrates his 20 year ballet career

Royal Ballet principal dancer Thiago Soares is celebrating his 20 years ballet career and 14 years with this prestigious ballet company. Thiago was born in Rio de Janeiro, where surprisingly he first…

Stephanie Herman. Photo by Azita Gandjei
George Balanchine protégé & prima ballerina Stephanie Herman on dancing with Rudolph Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov

Stephenie Herman is a former prima ballerina who has danced with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Rudolph Nureyev and was a protégé of legendary choreographer George Balanchine. In this podcast episode Stephanie shares her…

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Former Royal New Zealand Ballet dancer Matthew Lawrence on his move to the top of Scotland to create a dance school

In this podcast, we talk to former (Royal) New Zealand Ballet dancer Matthew Lawrence about his journey from the southern tip of the world to the northern end of the Scottish Shetland…

English National Ballet - Nora
Show your support for female choreography

Join English National Ballet in their continuing commitment to female choreographers and artists – donate to Big Give Christmas Challenge campaign this week! Over the next 7 days, ENB is raising money to…

One Dance UK Awards 2018
Winners of the first One Dance UK Awards are announced

The results are in. Winners of the first ever dance sector-wide awards are announced today. One Dance UK hosted shortlisted nominees, sponsors, supporters and leading lights from the dance sector last night…

Kamala Devam Company - Ankusha. Photo by Vipul Sangoi
Ankusha and Other Mysteries – Kamala Devam Company

Guest post by Shezad Khalil Kamala Devam Company’s Ankusha and Other Mysteries exhibits as well as exposes the company’s novel and experimental dialogues. The company’s debut UK tour comprises of a diverse…

Elmhurst Ballet Company - Ellie Hennequin and Nicholas Vavrecka in Swan Lake - photography Andy Ross
Elmhurst Ballet Company to launch in 2019 with ‘Origins’

Elmhurst Ballet School, the school in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet, announces details of Elmhurst Ballet Company, the first-ever company for the school’s Graduate Year. Elmhurst Ballet Company will launch in 2019 with Origins,…

Justine Bayod Espoz
Justine Bayod Espoz

Justine Bayod Espoz is an international arts and culture journalist who also works in arts administration, curation and production through her companies ToritoMedia and ToritoArtists. A native of Chicago (USA), Justine holds…

Becca Haw. Photo by Natalie Johnson-Rolley
Rebecca Haw

Rebecca began dancing from the age of just 2, studying the Royal Academy of Dance and Cecchetti syllabi and spreading her training over four local dance schools, she then went on to…

Aishwarya Raut, Conor Kerrigan, Hua Han (c) Nicolas Guttridge and Benoit Swan Pouffer
Rambert2 2019/20 Auditions and new Dance Commissions

Britain’s leading contemporary dance company is inviting the world’s finest early-career dancers to join Rambert2, Rambert’s second ensemble designed to develop and showcase the next generation of highly skilled, thinking dancers. The…

Connectome. Steven McRae. ©ROH, Bill Cooper, 2014
Royal Ballet Principal Steven McRae cast in ‘Cats’ movie

Steven McRae, the Principal dancer of The Royal Ballet, is to join the cast of the film adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats, directed by Academy Award® winner Tom Hooper. Director of The Royal Ballet Kevin…

Anna Laudere, Ivan Urban and Edvin Revazovin of The Hamburg Ballet in Anna Karenina. Photo by Kiran West.
The National Ballet of Canada: Ballet’s Storyteller John Neumeier

Ballet’s master storyteller, John Neumeier brings his unique vision to Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, which opens the National Ballet’s 2018/19 season. In this video, Artistic Director Karen Kain and Principal Dancers Guillaume Côté and Sonia Rodriguez share their thoughts on working with…

Francesca Hayward © Rick Guest 2016
Royal Ballet Principal Dancer Francesca Hayward To Star In ‘Cats’ Movie

Francesca Hayward, Principal dancer of The Royal Ballet, has joined the cast of Universal Pictures and Working Title’s film adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats. Directed by Academy Award® winner Tom Hooper. Director of The Royal Ballet Kevin O’Hare comments:…

Eddie Nixon - Artistic Director The Place (photo by Hugo Glendinning)
The Place Appoints New Artistic Director

The Place, the UK’s leading organisation for dance training, creation and performance, is proud to announce the appointment of Eddie Nixon as the new Artistic Director. Formerly Associate Director and later Director…

Prix de Lausanne 2017. Photo by Gregory Batardon
Ballet Competitions – A View From The Barre

As a professional ballet dancer, I know competitions are becoming more and more controversial as the years pass, as both artists and audiences question if they really are worth to participating and…

The Nutcracker. Gary Avis as Drosslemeyer. ©ROH, Bill Cooper, 2013
The Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker live in UK cinemas this Xmas

Cinema audiences around the UK will be treated to The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker on Monday 3 December 2018, broadcast live from Covent Garden in the heart of London. There will be an encore screening on Sunday 9…

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The Dream: Men on Pointe – Video!

Frederick Ashton’s The Dream returns after a 17-year absence to Toronto this November. Based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the one-act re-imagining is one of The National Ballet of Canda’s only productions to feature…

English National Ballet - Swan Lake © Photography by ASH
English National Ballet’s Winter Season at the London Coliseum

This Winter, English National Ballet presents three critically acclaimed productions, Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Manon, at the London Coliseum Continuing its Christmas tradition of presenting a Nutcracker production every year since 1950, English National Ballet’s Nutcracker returns this festive season,…

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