The Royal Ballet School Spring Intensive
Apply for Royal Ballet School Spring Intensive!

Taught by Royal Ballet School artistic staff and guest teachers and open to students and teachers from around the world, the new programmes offer world-class teaching in the heart of Asia and…

Leighton Taylor. Liza Voll Photography
Boston Ballet announces 2020–2021 Company Roster

Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announces the 2020–2021 season roster. A total of 60 dancers make up the Company roster, with 52 in the main company and 8 in Boston Ballet…

Paloma Faith. Photo by Louie Banks
Paloma Faith becomes patron of The Place

The Place, London’s pioneering hub for contemporary dance training, creation and performance, is immensely proud and excited to announce actress, popstar, artist and activist Paloma Faith as its newest, as well as…

Photo by Gaelle Marcel
SUPPORT YOUR FAVOURITE DANCE COMPANIES & SCHOOLS!

Your favourite dance and ballet companies around the world need your support to survive Covid-19.  Find out how you can help: Alonzo King LINES Ballet Support Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater American…

The National Ballet of Canada mourns Joanne Nisbet

The National Ballet of Canada mourns the passing of former dancer and Senior Ballet Mistress Joanne Nisbet. In her over 40-year career, Ms. Nisbet was instrumental to the success of the National Ballet…

Where to see a dance performance online next week?

Even though global pandemic isn’t letting our life go back completely to normal, theatres in some countries are slowly opening again and while some dance companies are starting to open their doors,…

Tasha Chu PayneProductions_WiltonsMusicHall. Photo by Kate Parkes. Choreographer Gemma Payne
New Adventures Announce ADVENTURES IN FILM

New Adventures is thrilled to announce their latest digital endeavour, ADVENTURES IN FILM. This exciting new project is a unique opportunity for three carefully selected and talented female choreographers to work with TEA…

Jardi Tancat - Photo by Paula Lobo
Ballet Hispánico presents Diálogos: Colorism – The Afro-Latina Identity

America’s leading Latino dance organization known for “piercing stereotypes” (The New York Times), presents Diálogos: Colorism: The Afro-Latina Identity, on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm ET at www.facebook.com/ballethispanico. Diálogos is Ballet Hispánico’s conversation series…

What is Dance for? The Place's 50th Video
What is Dance for? The Place’s 50th Video

The Place are celebrating 50 years of powering imagination through dance and their celebratory activity is designed to spark conversations. They intend to shine a light on interesting movements and performances that are happening in London…

Farissa Knox
Joffrey Ballet welcomes six new women’s board officers

Greg Cameron, President and CEO of The Joffrey Ballet, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sandi Hartstein as the new President of the Joffrey Women’s Board, along with four new Board Officers for…

Cinderella Games - English National Ballet
Cinderella Games: English National Ballet’s film project online premiere

Cinderella Games, a ground-breaking film project inspired by Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella, will receive its online premiere at 7 pm on Tuesday 14 July on English National Ballet’s Facebook and YouTube channels. Cinderella Games is the third dance film English National Ballet…

New Adventures - Overture Cohort
New Adventures announce their 2020/2021 ‘Overture’ dance artists

New Adventures is delighted to announce their Overture dance artist cohort for 2020/2021. Established in 2016, Overture is the annual New Adventures professional development programme for dance artists and dance teachers from a variety of genres who have been…

Marjani Forte Photo by Ian Douglas
Black Dance Stories announces July 2020 lineup

Created and conceived by performer, producer, and dance writer Charmaine Warren, Black Dance Stories is a community working together to support our mission to uphold, highlight, and celebrate Black Creatives. The Black Dance Stories team includes Charmaine Warren, Kimani Fowlin, and Nicholas Hall. Black Dance Stories announces…

Spencer Hack and Siphesihle November Promoted to First Soloist
Spencer Hack and Siphesihle November Promoted to First Soloist

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the promotions for the 2020/21 season: Spencer Hack and Siphesihle November to First Soloist and Hannah Galway to Second Soloist. 2020/21 Promotions Spencer Hack will be promoted…

Royal Ballet First Soloist Mayara Magri & Choreographer Ruth Mair Howard-Jones on creating lockdown dance film ‘SONO CON TE’

In this podcast, Royal Ballet First Soloist Mayara Magri and Choreographer Ruth Mair Howard-Jones talk about creating the lockdown dance film ‘Sono Con Te’, which translates in English to ‘I Am With…

Leticia Dias, Artist, The Royal Ballet
Royal Ballet’s Leticia Dias shares her journey from Rio to London, lockdown dance life and new film ‘SONO CON TE’

In this podcast, Royal Ballet Artist Leticia Dias joins us from Rio where she has been staying with her family during lockdown. Listen to Leticia talk about growing up and studying ballet…

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…

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