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National Dance Awards Nominations

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The nominations for the 15th National Dance awards promise a ‘vintage list’ of eventual winners as traditional dance boundaries are broken down and the spotlight falls on the younger, rising stars. The nominations have been whittled down from a long list of nearly 400 names, and from a year’s worth of performances that took place [...]

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Equity Opposes Child Performer Plans

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Equity has responded to plans to allow child performers to start work at 7am – an hour earlier than adults – and has called for more clarification on streamlining child performance regulations. The government has just completed consultation over bringing the regulations for children working on screen or stage in line with each other: when [...]

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English National Ballet – Sadler’s Wells’ First Associate Ballet Company

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It has been announced that English National Ballet will become Sadler’s Wells’ first associate ballet company. This exciting relationship will see ENB present two annual seasons at Sadler’s in the spring and autumn of each year from March 2015 onwards. Future plans include a new triple bill with choreography by William Forsythe, John Neumeier and [...]

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Northern Ballet’s Plans For 2015

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Leeds-based company Northern Ballet has recently announced its plans for 2015, following a very successful year on the stage and in the studio in 2014. Having staged a number of successful productions with the dust slowly settling, 2015 looks set to be another exciting year for the company. The company’s plans will include a new [...]

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American Ballet Theatre’s 75th anniversary

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American Ballet Theatre is set to mark is 75th anniversary with a celebration which will last 15 months. It will include historic revivals, new works, a new documentary film, a touring exhibition by the Library of Congress and an anniversary gala. With such a huge milestone to celebrate it seems the company is rather justified [...]

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Mark Morris Dance Group Split For Global Tour

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The Mark Morris Dance Group, in order to fulfil their global tour in October and November 2014, will be going both east and west: for the first time in the company’s 34 year history, it will split into two groups. Half the troupe’s dancers will tour the United States, Scotland, Italy and Switzerland, while the [...]

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News For English National Ballet’s Swan Lake

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From 7-18 January, English National Ballet will return to the London Coliseum with Derek Deane’s critically acclaimed production of Swan Lake, following a UK tour. Arguably one of the most popular ballets created, Swan Lake tells the story of Prince Siegfried’s love for the Swan Queen, Odette, their battle against the evil magician, Rothbart, and [...]

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BBC Young Dancer 2015

BBC Young Dancer 2015

BBC Young Dancer 2015 is a new award for young people that showcases the very best of young British dance talent. Young dancers will enter in one of four categories: ballet, contemporary, hip hop and South Asian dance. The competition will culminate in a grand finale at Sadler’s Wells, London, when the best dancers in [...]

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Phoenix Dance Theatre At Home

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Phoenix Dance Theatre will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ground-breaking 1964 Civil Rights Act by presenting Tenacity, a specially curated programme that commemorates the Act as a landmark piece of American legislation that allowed voices to be heard. It became a catalyst for change in many parts of the world. Presented at the Stanley [...]

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English National Ballet’s 2014/2015 season

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There has been lots of exciting news for English National Ballet recently, including its presenting Modern Masters: Icons of 20th Century Choreography at Sadler’s Wells in March 2015 (including works by Forsythe, Neumeier and Kylián), two new regional hubs for English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s programme, the My First Ballet series continuing with a [...]

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