October 2004

  1. Alistair Spalding
Artistic Director, Sadler's Wells

    New Chief Executive and Artistic Director for Sadler’s Wells

    Friday 29 October 2004

    Alistair Spalding has been appointed Chief Executive and Artistic Director of London’s landmark dance house. He has been in the post on an Interim basis since the departure of Jean Luc Choplin in March. H… Continue Reading

  2. Lisa Torun

    Choreographer Lisa Torun worked with Turner Prize nominee

    Wednesday 27 October 2004

    Yinka Shonibare is one of four artists to be nominated for The Turner Prize 2004. In his film Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball) he colloborates with London based choreographer Lisa Torun to tell the story, th… Continue Reading

  3. Compagnie Kafig

    The Dance Consortium announce 2005 programme

    Wednesday 27 October 2004

    The Dance Consortium – made up of UK wide theatres and promoters who present dance – have just announced a new programme of tours by a variety of international companies for 2005. It includes Grupo C… Continue Reading

  4. And the winner is...

    Wednesday 27 October 2004

    The Society of London Theatre is looking for members of the public to join the judging panels for next year’s Laurence Olivier Awards and the closing date for applications is just afew days away on 12 Nove… Continue Reading

  5. Sadler's Wells Theatre

    Sadler's Wells wins Nightlife Award

    Wednesday 20 October 2004

    Sadler’s Wells received the Nightlife Award at the Visit London Awards 2004, presented at the Natural History Museum on Monday 18 Oct. The theatre was singled out for its “amazing creativity in its … Continue Reading

  6. Darcey Bussell

    Tuesday 19 October 2004

    principle dancer with the Royal Ballet, returned to the stage in July after the birth of her second child. She tells of her love of performing and the hard work and determination it takes to become a ballerina. … Continue Reading

  7. the Lowry

    Tuesday 19 October 2004

    arts centre in Salford, has had companies such as the Paris Opera Ballet and the Kirov Ballet performing on its stage. The Lowry has been shortlisted in a contest to find Britain’s favourite lottery-funded… Continue Reading

  8. Richard Dreyfuss

    Tuesday 19 October 2004

    has had to pull out from The Producers days before it opens in the West End. It was announced that he would be unable to play the role due to the physical demands it involves. Patrick Barkham, Guardian, 19 Oct.04 Continue Reading

  9. Duet

    Tuesday 19 October 2004

    Liturgy, has been inspired by and created for Wendy Whelan and Jock Soto, principal dancers with the New York City Ballet. Choreographed by Arvo Pärt the duet forms part of a mixed-bill of work coming to Sadler… Continue Reading

  10. Rafael Bonachela

    Kylie to work with Place Prize winner

    Monday 18 October 2004

    Rambert Dance Company’s Associate Choreographer Rafael Bonachela will be working again with Kylie Minogue later this month. The pop diva has commissioned him to choreograph the video for her new single, I … Continue Reading

  11. Dance in New York

    Monday 18 October 2004

    ‘Dance is the most delicate of artistic ecologies, but nowhere is that more true than in New York. A lack of funding remains the main, if tired, culprit. Last month, Arthur Mitchell announced that his Danc… Continue Reading

  12. Strictly Dance Fever

    Monday 11 October 2004

    - a new prime time BBC1 show follows the success of Strictly Come Dancing and will be hosted by Graham Norton. It will feature members of the public instead of celebrities – with a prize of £50,000 Read m… Continue Reading

  13. Billy Elliot

    Friday 8 October 2004

    *Billy Elliot*, a musical stage version of the hit British film will be opening at the Victoria Palace in May 2005. Three boys have been chosen from 3,000 hopefuls to share the title role. Stephen Daldry, direc… Continue Reading

  14. Festival Hall

    Friday 8 October 2004

    The closure of the Royal Festival Hall for refurbishment in July 2005 will lead to a third of the workforce facing redundancy. Charlotte Higgins, Guardian, 6 Oct.04 Continue Reading

  15. Jerwood Proms @ Sadler's Wells

    Stand up for dance

    Friday 8 October 2004

    The Dance Umbrella Jerwood Proms will allow audiences to ‘Stand Up for Dance’ for just £5 a time at Sadler’s Wells this week. This week there is the chance to see the first UK performances of… Continue Reading

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