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2022 - The Year in Dance

JanuaryFebruaryMarchMatthew Bourne's Nutcracker! | Liverpool Empire | 1-5 March AprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember

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Repertoire - Sharon Eyal

Not pretending this is about dance in Manchester or the north west (something that is virtually dead in any case, so far as one can tell). This is obsession. AISHA AND ABHAYA (2020) (RAMBERT/ROYAL...

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2023 - The Year in Dance

JanuaryFebruaryMarchPeaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby | Rambert | The Lowry [Lyric Theatre] | 14-18 March AprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovember December

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English National Ballet announces Aaron Watkin as new artistic director

English National Ballet announces Aaron Watkin as new artistic director The 52-year-old Canadian will succeed Tamara Rojo in August 2023 and arrives after 16 years as artistic director of Semperoper...

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SOLD OUT

The Palace Theatre has SOLD OUT English National Ballet's Swan Lake - 5-8 October.I'm not completely sure of the significance of this but I can't remember the last time I saw dance at The Lowry in any...

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FACTORY INTERNATIONAL is coming

INVENT TOMORROW TOGETHERAt Factory International, we have a year-round programme of events for you. It could be theatre, dance, music, exhibition, performance or a combination. A twist on the familiar,...

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UK Theatre Awards 2022

The UK Theatre Awards 2022 took take place at London's historic Guildhall on Sunday 23 October 2022.The UK Theatre Awards are the only nationwide awards to celebrate the outstanding achievements of...

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ACE 2023-26 Investment Programme - Dance

The dance companies below were given NPO status and funding as part of the 2023-26 Investment Programme:Amina Khayyam Dance CoBlink Dance TheatreCoDa Dance CompanyCompany of...

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2022 - The Year in Dance: Review of the Year

Pre-Covid, at this point in the year I would look at the 25-30 dance shows I had seen during the year and pick out my top ten favourites. Sometimes I would need to add a 'best of the rest' list because...

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Black Sabbath The Ballet to premiere in Birmingham in September and BRB2

Ballet and heavy metal may not be an obvious pairing, but that's the mash-up fans will be getting when Black Sabbath - The Ballet opens later this year.The brainchild of Birmingham Royal Ballet...

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German ballet director ‘smeared dog faeces on critic’s face’ after bad review

The director of a leading German ballet company has been sacked from his post and is being investigated by police after allegedly smearing a critic’s face with his dog’s excrement at the premiere of...

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2024 - The Year in Dance

JanuaryFebruaryMarchThe Sleeping Beauty | Birmingham Royal Ballet | The Lowry [Lyric Theatre] | 7-9 MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember

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Olivier Awards 2023 (Dance Nominations)

 Olivier Awards 2023: nominations in dance categoriesBest new dance productionLight of Passage by Crystal Pite at Royal Opera HousePasionaria by La Veronal at Sadler’s WellsTraplord by Ivan Michael...

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National Dance Awards 2023 | Nominations

 The 23rd National Dance Awards#NDA23Announcement of NominationsThe Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle is pleased to announce the short-listed nominations for the National Dance Awards (#NDA23).The...

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New Artistic Director for Phoenix Dance Theatre

Photo: Hugo GlendinningPhoenix Dance Theatre have announced the appointment of Texan dance and choreographer Marcus Jarrell Willis as their new Artistic Director. Delia Barker, Chair of the Board of...

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Ex-dancers describe body-shaming at top ballet schools

Former dancers have said there is a long-running "toxic" culture of body-shaming and bullying at two of the UK's most prestigious ballet schools.The BBC has spoken to more than 50 ex-students of the...

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Greenwich Dance Announces Closure

It is with great sadness that Greenwich Dance today announces it has entered redundancy consultation with all staff as it prepares to cease operations ahead of its forthcoming closure on 31 December...

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Manchester - So much to answer for

February:Northern Ballet - newly controversial since their decision to forgo the Northern Sinfonia due to cost and to only perform to recorded music henceforth - have announced the 2024 touring...

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2025 - The Year in Dance

JanuaryNutcracker in Havana | Acosta Danza | The Lowry [Lyric Theatre] | 27-28 JanuaryThe Nutcracker, set in Havana, choreographed by Carlos Acosta, to a new version of the Tchaikovsky score....

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Olivier Awards 2024: dance nominations

Best theatre choreographerFabian Aloise for Sunset Boulevard at the Savoy TheatreEllen Kane and Hannes Langolf for Dear England at  the National Theatre – Olivier & Prince Edward TheatreArlene...

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Matthew William Robinson to leave National Dance Company Wales for ŻfinMalta...

Artistic Director of National Dance Company Wales, Matthew William Robinson, will leave the Company in December 2024 to lead ZfinMalta, the national dance company of Malta from January 2025.Matthew...

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The return of the London City Ballet

The original London City Ballet company closed in 1996 having formerly been the resident company of Sadler’s Wells, and internationally recognised as one of the world’s leading dance collectives, with...

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National Dance Awards 2024 Nominations

 The shortlist of nominations have been announced by the Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle for their annual National Dance Awards.Billed as the 2023 awards, although announced in 2024, the...

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Shortlist unveiled for dance’s answer to the Turner prize

Choreographers from the US, Brazil, Greece and Portugal in the running for the £40,000 inaugural Rose international dance prize.Four choreographers are in the running for the inaugural £40,000 Rose...

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Welcoming the Royal Ballet and Opera...

 The Royal Opera House have announced their new 2024/25 season and announced a new organisation name change - the Royal Ballet and Opera - to make it clearer that the venue is home to both...

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