English National Ballet Announces Promotions and New Joiners

Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director of English National Ballet, has announced promotions within the Company and new joiners: Yonah Acosta has been promoted to Principal. Shiori Kase, who last month won the gold medal at the USA International Ballet Competition, has been promoted to First Soloist. Yonah and Shiori recently debuted in the lead roles in…

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London Contemporary Dance School Announces Prestigious Scholarships

Dance scholarships are essential for supporting talented dancers who, without the financial and academic support, would not be able to achieve their full potential. The new recipients of London Contemporary Dance School’s prestigious scholarships were announced on Friday 11 July at The Place.  London Contemporary Dance School – a world-class conservatoire in the heart of London, based at…

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English National Ballet: Emerging Dancer Competition

Every year the English National Ballet looks within its Company in search of future ballet stars through the annual Emerging Dancer Competition. In its sixth year, the competition aims to recognise and nurture talent and to encourage excellence in the Company. The competition will see six finalists perform two solos in front of an eminent…

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English National Ballet Choreographic Workshop: Russell Maliphant

Calling all vocational and university dance students! English National Ballet is offering a unique opportunity to explore Russell Maliphant’s Second Breath: a new work created for English National Ballet’s Lest We Forget, commemorating the centenary of the First World War. Artists from Russell Maliphant Company and English National Ballet are offering a one-off workshop opportunity…

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Spring Loaded at The Place

The Place Vera Tussing (photo by Chris Nash)

Spring Loaded is a season of work specially curated by The Place which is jam-packed with ideas about contemporary dance and movement based performance that challenge boundaries and preconceptions about what dance is. With 3 premieres,  17 nights and 24 choreographers the programme showcases a diverse mix of UK and international dance makers. Each choreographer has…

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Introducing Vitali Safronkine – dancer and choreographer

Vitali Safronkine

At the age of six Vitali Safronkine began his training in Russia and studied for four years at the Rudolf Nureyev Ballet School. In 2000, with the scholarship of the Rudolf Nureyev, he was invited to ballet school in the Swiss Zurich, where he was trained two years under the direction of Alexander Ursuliak. In 2001…

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Dance Stars : Dame Margot Fonteyn

Dame Margot Fonteyn; almost no introduction is needed for the most famous ballet dancer of our time who brought audiences to tears and commanded numerous curtain-calls. British dance would not be where it is today if it was not for the great performers who made it all possible. One of the most well known names,…

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Matthew Bourne, the Man, the Visionary

(c) New Adventures

Growing up in Hackney, Matthew Bourne was attracted to the bright lights of London’s West End and one of his favourite haunts were the stage doors Matthew Bourne is one of the world’s most feted choreographers today; his creative vision knows no end and as he continues to thrill audiences across the world with his…

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Queensland Ballet announces new Principal Dancer Natasha Kusch

Queensland Ballet - Natasha Kusch

Queensland Ballet’s Artistic Director Li Cunxin announced former Vienna State Opera Ballet Soloist, Natasha Kusch has joined the Company as a Principal Dancer. Australian audiences will have the opportunity to see Natasha perform in the Queensland Ballet’s sold out season of Dance Dialogues – Spring. Li Cunxin was delighted to share this news. “Natasha is an…

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Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui Launches Genesis World Tour

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & The Shaolin Monks, Sutra, with Anthony Gormley and Szymon Brzóska

Dance Artist Yabin Wang and World-Renowned Choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui to Launch Brand New Genesis World Tour in November in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. The brand new production of season 5, named Genesis, is created by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui under the commission of Yabin Studio and jointly produced by Yabin Studio, China International Culture and…

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