April 2005

  1. Bruce, Hendrix & the Royal Ballet

    Tuesday 26 April 2005

    Christopher Bruce’s latest work, inspired by Jimi Hendrix, is the only new piece this season for the Royal Ballet. He talks to Debra Craine about working with the company, “I use classical ballet te… Continue Reading

  2. If you were PM for a day...

    Monday 25 April 2005

    what would you do for culture? Fifty leading figures in the arts – including choreographer Siobhan Davies, Director of the Place John Ashford and ballet boy Michael Nunn give their answers in the Guardian, 21 Apr Continue Reading

  3. £10 student stand by tickets

    Monday 25 April 2005

    for performances at the Royal Opera House. The Travelex funded scheme, which has offered reduced price tickets on Mondays has been expanded Tickets will be available to students, a minimum of 24 hours before a p… Continue Reading

  4. New Executive Director for Candoco

    Wednesday 20 April 2005

    The flagship integrated dance company, have appointed a new Executive Director. Lauren Scholey will be working in partnership with the Artistic Director, Celeste Dandeker, playing a key role in setting strategy … Continue Reading

  5. Sylvie Guillem is back

    Wednesday 20 April 2005

    - with the Ballet Boyz at Sadler’s Wells in a programme of work by choreographer Russell Maliphant. She talks to Lyndsey Winship. ‘[Her] reaction to first seeing Maliphant’s work was “ins… Continue Reading

  6. Stunt Dancing at the Royal Festival Hall

    Wednesday 20 April 2005

    A free day of workshops, screenings and performances explore the parallels between dance and fight choreography, physical and virtual. Full programme of events A group of teenagers from Lilian Baylis School Vau… Continue Reading

  7. Monica Mason
Photo: Sasha Gusov

    Monica Mason stays at helm of Royal Ballet

    Wednesday 20 April 2005

    Launching details of their programme for 2005/6 today, the Royal Opera House announced that Monica Mason will remain as Director of the Royal Ballet until 2010. She had been due to retire next year. Tony Hall, C… Continue Reading

  8. John Tusa attacks BBC arts coverage

    Monday 18 April 2005

    The Managing Director of the Barbican Centre and ex BBC executive says that the corporation is dumbing down… Guardian, 18 Apr Continue Reading

  9. ENB

    Thursday 14 April 2005

    With the resignation of Matz Skoog and the threat of bankruptcy, the future of the English National Ballet is uncertain. Ismene Brown looks into issues and problems the company now faces. Telegraph, 13 April.05 Continue Reading

  10. Billy Elliot

    Thursday 14 April 2005

    As Haydn Gwynne prepares to play the part of Billy’s dance mistress in the new Billy Elliot musical, she talks about the challenge of a musical. “It’s a whole different beast from a play. There… Continue Reading

  11. Brazil

    Thursday 14 April 2005

    As Grupo Corpo perform at Sadler’s Wells this week Donald Hutera looks at cultural and artistic elements that contribute to the Brazilian dance scene. Times, 9 April.05 Continue Reading

  12. Les Liaisons Dangereuses

    Wednesday 6 April 2005

    Adam Cooper’s version of the 18th century novel – and the 1980’s film – has just opened in Japan and comes to Sadler’s Wells this summer. “Liaisons represents an enormous leap… Continue Reading

  13. British dancers

    Tuesday 5 April 2005

    Responding to Dame Antoinette Sibley’s comments about the increasing number of overseas dancers in British ballet, Debra Craine asks Lauren Cuthbertson, Martin Harvey and Edward Watson – three Briti… Continue Reading

  14. Akram Khan

    Tuesday 5 April 2005

    talks to Debra Craine about the contemporary and classical aspects of his work, “Although there is something of the science lab about my contemporary work, there is a spiritual element to the dancing”… Continue Reading

  15. Matz Skoog, Artistic Director of English National Ballet

    Tuesday 5 April 2005

    Matz Skoog, Artistic Director of English National Ballet is leaving the company in October this year to take on a wider range of arts projects. He has been in the post since 2001 – and was previously a Pr… Continue Reading

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