Gillian Lynne DBE – A Celebration

An evening of stellar performances in celebration of the prolific and dearly-loved director choreographer Gillian Lynne DBE will take place on 2 July at The Gillian Lynne Theatre, Drury Lane in London. A year and a day after Gillian sadly passed away, ‘To Gillie, With Love’ will see stars of the world of dance, theatre, film and TV come together to show their admiration and thanks to this unique and remarkable individual, who helped, guided and inspired so many. Continue reading Gillian Lynne DBE – A Celebration

BalletBoyz® presents THEM/US

This summer, the internationally lauded BalletBoyz made its West End debut with its critically-acclaimed Them/Us, an innovative double bill. It is a brand-new collaboration from the company’s own dancers and the Olivier Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. A co-production with Sadler’s Wells, Them/Us played at Sadler’s Wells in March this year as part of a recently completed UK tour. The production will run until 15 June at the Vaudeville theatre. Continue reading BalletBoyz® presents THEM/US

Akademi at 40

The UK’s leading South Asian dance organisation celebrates 40 years of innovation and diversity this year, with a year of celebratory events in major London venues from 17 May. 2019 sees the game-changing Akademi marking its 40th anniversary with a series of celebratory events running until April 2020, marking the final year of the directorship of Mira Kaushik OBE. Kaushik has seen it through the many changes in the cultural and political landscape in that time. Continue reading Akademi at 40

English National Ballet’s Cinderella in-the-round

This summer, English National Ballet will perform a new in-the-round version of multi award winning choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella, at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Running from 6-16 June, this spectacle will delight audiences young and old as the company presents the popular performance again. Continue reading English National Ballet’s Cinderella in-the-round

Why do ballet?

Ballet can be both a nemesis and a go-to for dancers. No matter what your opinion of ballet, it is an integral part of dance, both in terms of history and current technique. Many young dancers begin with ballet classes when they are starting to learn to dance; some gradually drift away from ballet towards other dance styles, or away from dance altogether, however others develop this love for dance by excelling in the discipline further. Continue reading Why do ballet?

Candoco Dance Company and ASOS

Candoco Dance Company is teaming up with fashion site ASOS to deliver a residential dance training intensive for young dancers in summer 2019. With ASOS’ assistance, this partnership will enable Candoco Dance Company to offer dancers aged 18-30 an opportunity to develop their physical skills and creative potential in an inclusive environment, free of charge. Continue reading Candoco Dance Company and ASOS

News for Tring Park School

Tring Park School for the Performing Arts has appointed Antony Dowson, former principal of the Royal Ballet, and Lorraine Jones, a well-known choreographer, who trained at Doreen Bird College, to the roles of joint interim directors of dance. Antony and Lorraine are both currently part of the dance department; Antony is artistic director of the school’s Encore Dance Company and Lorraine is deputy director of dance and head of modern dance. Continue reading News for Tring Park School