January 2005

  1. 'Diana the Princess'

    Monday 31 January 2005

    a ballet based on the life of the Princess of Wales, is currently on stage in Denmark and arrives in the West End in May, via Manchester. ‘It is aimed squarely at the ballet-curious, people who watched Bil… Continue Reading

  2. Akram Khan Company, 'ma'
30 Nov - 5 Dec, Queen Elizabeth Hall.

    Akram Khan wins South Bank Show Award

    Friday 28 January 2005

    - for his 2004 production Ma, premiered in Edinburgh and seen at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in November. The winners were announced at the Savoy on 27 January and the ceremony will be broadcast on ITV1 on Sunday … Continue Reading

  3. Fame! workshop at The Big Youth Dance Weekend
Photograph: Belinda Lawley

    The Big Youth Dance Weekend

    Friday 28 January 2005

    The Big Youth Weekend which took over the Royal Festival Hall recently attracted over 7,500 people from all around the UK to the ballroom, bars, cafes, conference rooms and stairwells of the South Bank arts venu… Continue Reading

  4. It's never too late

    Wednesday 26 January 2005

    The Company of Elders have just performed a sell out show, choreographed with them by Clara Andermatt. _“What I discovered is that older people have a great sense of freedom, they can let themselves go men… Continue Reading

  5. YDance BAFTA nomination

    Tuesday 25 January 2005

    YDance’s CD-ROM 321 Go!, starring a dancing frog, has been short-listed for a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Award. Scotland’s national dance agency for children and young people… Continue Reading

  6. Dance UK Industry Award 2004

    Friday 21 January 2005

    Dick Matchett, freelance arts consultant, was presented with the Dance UK Industry Award by Ian Bramley, Dance UK Director, at the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards on 20 January 2005 at the Royal Oper… Continue Reading

  7. Olivier Awards

    Olivier Awards Nominations

    Friday 21 January 2005

    Nominations for this year’s Laurence Olivier Awards have just been announced. Dance features in three categories: Best New Dance Production Northern Ballet Theatre’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream … Continue Reading

  8. National Dance Awards

    Critics' Circle National Dance Awards 2004

    Thursday 20 January 2005

    The winners of the 2004 Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards were announced yesterday at a ceremony in the Floral Hall of the Royal Opera House, attended by the Rt. Hon Estelle Morris MP, Minister for the… Continue Reading

  9. Sara Baras

    Tuesday 18 January 2005

    will be performing in Flamenco Festival London later this month. She tells Edward Owen how she came to be a flamenco performer, and how she keeps fit, Times, 15 Jan.05 Continue Reading

  10. Dance 2005

    Tuesday 18 January 2005

    Debra Craine looks ahead at the dance highlights for 2005. Times, 13 Jan.05 Continue Reading

  11. Scottish Ballet refuses local talent

    Monday 17 January 2005

    ‘Ashley Page, the director of the national ballet company, has said that students of the Dance School of Scotland have neither the ability nor stamina to join his company’. Read more in the Sun.Times, 16 Jan Continue Reading

  12. Rural Retreat 2005

    Ballet Directors gather in rural Hertfordshire

    Wednesday 12 January 2005

    Twenty six Artistic Directors of ballet companies from around the globe spent last weekend together in Hertfordshire on the 2nd Rural Retreat: Ballet into the 21st century. Their discussions focussed on the stat… Continue Reading

  13. Chief Executive of Birmingham Royal Ballet resigns

    Wednesday 12 January 2005

    Derek Purnell has been in the post for sixteen years and felt like it ‘was the right time for a change’. Tess King Farlow, chair of BRB said he ‘would be a hard act to follow’. Read more … Continue Reading

  14. Rambert on the tube

    Rambert goes Underground!

    Wednesday 12 January 2005

    Rambert Dance Company took the tube to bring dance to the masses this week. The London Underground ‘event’ starts at Canary Wharf Tube Station, continuing along the platform before boarding carriages… Continue Reading

  15. Rambert
'Constant Speed'
Photo: Anthony Crickmay

    Einstein in dance

    Wednesday 12 January 2005

    Mark Baldwin’s first choreographic work as Artistic Director of Rambert has been commissioned by The Institute of Physics, to mark Einstein Year in 2005. Constant Speed will be premiered at Sadler’s … Continue Reading

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