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Natalia Osipova, Ivan Vasiliev, Edward Watson and Marcelo Gomes star in ‘Ardani 25 Dance Gala’. 17/18 July 2015, London Coliseum

Natalia Osipova, Ivan Vasiliev, Edward Watson and Marcelo Gomes star in ARDANI 25 DANCE GALA Friday 17th and Saturday 18th July 2015, London Coliseum This summer’s hot dance ticket will be the ARDANI…

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Resignation of Dance UK’s Chair, Farooq Chaudhry

Farooq Chaudhry has stepped down as Chair of Dance UK in the furore around UK contemporary dance training.

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Scottish Ballet – Chief Executive Change

The Board of Scottish Ballet announces today, Monday 30 March 2015, that, for personal reasons, Cindy Sughrue, is stepping down…

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Dance Superstar Sylvie Guillem’s Last ever UK Performances will take place at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Life in Progress will be performed at Birmingham Hippodrome on Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 September 2015.

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Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2015 – 10th anniversary, Sunday 8 March 2015 at London Coliseum

30 dancers already confirmed include Natalia Osipova, Olga Smirnova, Semyon Chudin, Kim Kimin, Sarah Lamb, Xander Parish, Aline Cojocaru, Tamara Rojo, Marianela Nuňez and Thiago Soares.

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English National Ballet 2015/16 Season

Full press release of English National Ballet’s 2015/16 Season.

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Central School of Ballet announce new patrons: Cassa Pancho MBE and Robert Mackintosh

Cassa Pancho MBE, Founder and Artistic Director of Ballet Black and Robert Mackintosh, Co Founder of The Entertainment & Media Group and Creative Director of The St James Theatre have been announced as new patrons of Central School of Ballet,

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2014 National Dance Awards – Winners Announced

The Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards for 2014 took place today in London at The Place’s Robin Howard Dance Theatre.

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Northern Ballet to reach new audiences through extended tour

Northern Ballet is delighted to announce it will introduce a new strand of touring from 2015, widening the Company’s already extensive reach to an impressive 500,000 people from 2015 – 2018.

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English National Ballet 2014/2015 Season

Full Details of the 2014 / 15 Season…

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World Ballet Day – Global First: Five World-Class Ballet Companies, One Day of Live Streaming on Wednesday 1 October

Starting at the beginning of the dancers’ day, each of the five ballet companies – Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada and San Francisco Ballet – will take the lead for a four hour period streaming live from their headquarters…

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English National Ballet Announces Promotions and New Joiners

Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director of English National Ballet, has announced promotions within the Company as well as details of new joiners:

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Now Closed… Win A Pair Of Tickets To Latitude Festival 2014!

The competition is now closed. The winning entry has been declared and the winner contacted and put in touch with Latitude Festival. Thanks to all who entered and better luck next time if you did not win! (A free to enter competition to win a free pair of adult tickets for the Latitude Festival…)

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Birmingham Royal Ballet – End of season promotions, leavers and joiners

BRB Promotions, Joiners and Leavers…

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Jane Simpson Retiring from Writing after 18 years at Balletco and DanceTabs

It’s with a heavy heart that I have just run Jane Simpson’s last review for DanceTabs.

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The Cottier Dance Project – Glasgow, 22-27 June

Glasgow’s West End Festival gets a dance component this year – curator Freya Jeffs tells all on the plans…

Alison McWhinney and Junor Souza in the pas de deux from Esmeralda.© Dave Morgan. (Click image for larger version)

English National Ballet – Emerging Dancer Competition – 2014 Winners Announced

“Super – absolutely spot on” I thought when Tamara Rojo announced Alison McWhinney and Junor Souza as joint winners of the company’s Emerging Dancer Competition.

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English National Ballet, Random Dance and National Youth Dance Company Top Latitude 2014 Dance Bill

Latitude, the summer festival for people who don’t like rolling around in the mud, is back in sunny Southwold for a ninth year…

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The 13th International Ballet Festival DANCE OPEN – 23-28 April 2014, St. Petersburg

The Festival is held from April 23 to April 28, 2014 on stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater, St. Petersburg. The main focus of the 13th International Ballet Festival DANCE OPEN, which performances will be held on stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater, is on original contemporary choreography.

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The Royal Ballet – NEW BOOK – Steven McRae Dancer in the Fast Lane

Steven McRae: Dancer in the Fast Lane is a revealing insight into the world of Royal Ballet Principal Steven McRae. Photographed over the last 12 months by Andrej Uspenski…

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