Joseph Caley to be Lead Principal of English National Ballet

It was recently announced that Joseph Caley – a new joiner of the company – is set to be promoted to Lead Principal of English National Ballet. Joining Caley backstage following his performance as the Nephew in Nutcracker at the London Coliseum, Tamara Rojo CBE, Artistic Director of English National Ballet, announced his promotion in front of the company on 13 December. Continue reading Joseph Caley to be Lead Principal of English National Ballet

The winners of The Bonnies 2017

The Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund has announced the recipients of The Bonnies 2017 awards, at a ceremony that took place on 1 December at Sadler’s Wells. The guest speaker, choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh, presented the awards, including the Marion North Mentoring Awards, the Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award and the Bonnie Bird Lifetime Contribution to Choreography Award. Continue reading The winners of The Bonnies 2017

English National Ballet’s principal casting

Following performances in London and on tour this autumn, English National Ballet presents Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s masterwork, Song of the Earth, and Frank Andersen’s faithful version of the 1830s Romantic ballet La Sylphide at the London Coliseum this January, where Roland Petit’s Le Jeune Homme et la Mort will also be revived. Continue reading English National Ballet’s principal casting

Nominations open for the Jane Attenborough One Dance UK Award

Nominations are now open for the Jane Attenborough One Dance UK Industry Award, which honours an individual working in dance who has made an outstanding contribution to the art form. The award aims to highlight the important, but often unacknowledged, contributions made by individuals who make a real difference to how dance is created, supported and seen. Continue reading Nominations open for the Jane Attenborough One Dance UK Award

DanceEast’s Spring season

DanceEast is set to offer a vibrant line-up of performances and workshops at the Jerwood DanceHouse as part of its Spring season. Running from January through to May, the upcoming season demonstrates DanceEast’s commitment to providing opportunities to support artists at every stage of their careers, as well as developing dance within the community. Continue reading DanceEast’s Spring season

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s first relaxed performance

Birmingham Royal Ballet has announced its first ever relaxed performance, adding to the fast-growing repertoire of relaxed performances staged across London and the rest of the country. The relaxed performance will take place on 20 February 2018 at the Birmingham Hippodrome; it will have a shorter running time than usual, with changes to lighting, sound and seating to make the performance and auditorium a more inviting and welcoming space. Continue reading Birmingham Royal Ballet’s first relaxed performance

The Sound of Music to embark on a new UK tour

Bill Kenwright’s esteemed production of The Sound of Music is to embark on a new UK tour in 2018, it has recently been announced. As such an iconic musical, this will delight musical theatre fans across the country, able to see a timeless classic on their doorsteps. The show opens at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin on 19 December and will then embark on the tour from 9 January at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley. Continue reading The Sound of Music to embark on a new UK tour

Flamencos del Sur at The Peña Flamenca de Londres

The Peña Flamenca de Londres, London’s friendly flamenco club, has this year welcomed Flamencos del Sur, a group of top-class performers travelling directly from Granada. Sunday 10 December saw the group present its ‘puro flamenco’, a super-charged gypsy style that is a far cry from choreographed ballet flamenco. Flamencos del Sur was born from Jingle, the well-known British flamenco guitarist who has been based in Spain for many years. Continue reading Flamencos del Sur at The Peña Flamenca de Londres