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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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Time to Submerge

Submerge is a  citywide festival of innovative performance, music and creative technology presented over two weekends in March.Submerge is a Manchester-based producing organisation, and international...

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Olivier Awards Nominations 2022 (Dance categories)

Outstanding Achievement in DanceAcosta Danza for De Punta A Cabo in 100% Cuban | Sadler’s WellsDancers for NDT2 Tour | Sadler’s WellsArielle Smith for her choreography of Jolly Folly in Reunion by...

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The Empty Auditorium 16 - 27 March 2022

16 March to 27 March 2022INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS IN ICONIC VENUES DURING LOCKDOWNOn 16 March 2020, The Lowry – alongside most theatres in the UK – closed its doors in the first Covid-19 lock-down....

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Sharon Eyal maintains her Bold Tendencies

Sharon Eyal is continuing her ongoing relationship with Peckham Rye art space Bold Tendencies and bring her company L-E-V back to their incredible former-multi-story car park home for another summer...

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Whinge whinge whinge...

The HOME website has always proved somewhat frustrating because you 1) Can't access a simple list of what's on in date order: you need to keep reloading the page and scrolling through (unless I'm doing...

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National Dance Awards 2022

NATIONAL DANCE AWARDS 2022 #NDA22Full list of nominees: winners in bold. DANCING TIMES AWARD FOR BEST MALE DANCERJeffrey Cirio (English National Ballet)Francesco Gabriele Frola (English National...

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Essay questions

1. The aftermath of Brexit and the pandemic has left British dance - with a few notable exceptions - looking diminished and somewhat provincial. Discuss with examples.2. More than a decade of funding...

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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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