June 2005

  1. 'Zero Degrees'
Akram Khan & Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Image: Carl Fox

    Body and Soul

    Monday 27 June 2005

    As he prepares to open his new work zero degrees – made in collaboration with Sidi Larbi, Antony Gormley and Nitin Sawhney, Akram Khan talks about the spiritual dimension to his work. ‘He says that u… Continue Reading

  2. 'Gold'
A film by Rachel Davies
Choreography by Hannah Gillgren

    Winners at dance screen Brighton 2005

    Wednesday 22 June 2005

    The major international 4-day film and video festival came to an end with the screening of the awarded films on Sunday 19 June. Out of 237 entries from 25 countries competing for the first prize, the dance scree… Continue Reading

  3. Ross Stretton
Photo: Bill Cooper

    Ross Stretton 1952 - 2005

    Friday 17 June 2005

    The former Artistic Director of the Australian Ballet – and for a short period of the Royal Ballet in London – has died at the age of 53. The Royal Ballet issued the following statement: ‘We ar… Continue Reading

  4. Harold King, former Head of London City Ballet

    Friday 17 June 2005

    - is tipped to become the new Artistic Director of English National Ballet, according to the Times, 16 June Continue Reading

  5. Slow Walk

    Long day, slow walk

    Wednesday 15 June 2005

    On Tuesday 21 June, the longest day of the year, artist Ohad Fishof is leading a ‘very slow walk’ across London bridge and back… He starts during the morning rush hour at 8am – and will … Continue Reading

  6. August Bournonville

    Wednesday 15 June 2005

    created more than 50 works for the Royal Danish Ballet between 1830 & 1877, of which a dozen have survived. His work is rarely seen outside Denmark – and when the RDB visit Sadler’s Wells later t… Continue Reading

  7. Pamela May

    Wednesday 15 June 2005

    - ballerina, teacher and one of the longest-serving and best loved members of the Royal Ballet, has died at the age of 88. Mary Clarke writes in the Guardian, 15 JuneTimes, 13 June.05 Continue Reading

  8. So why is the West End thriving again?

    Wednesday 8 June 2005

    ‘Well, it’s Broadway, stupid. London’s producers have borrowed heavily from New York to put glamour, glitz, “edge” — and a good dose of spin — back on the British stage.… Continue Reading

  9. Strictly Come Dancing goes to Hollywood

    Wednesday 8 June 2005

    Actress *Rachel H*unter and former world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield are two of the celebrities involved in the American version of the BBC show which has just started a run in the US. Sun.Times, 5 Jun Continue Reading

  10. Cunningham collaborators

    Monday 6 June 2005

    At the Barbican later this month six British artists will contribute set designs for Merce Cunningham to work with. In the past he has worked with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns & Robert Rauschenberg – amon… Continue Reading

  11. Naked - Ballet Boyz

    Monday 6 June 2005

    ‘ “We’ve had to play on this ‘Ballet Boyz’ thing,” Trevitt admits. “We resisted that for a while, but actually it doesn’t affect what you get on stage. We’re… Continue Reading

  12. Tea dance in Trafalgar Square

    Square Dance

    Friday 3 June 2005

    News update: The open air tea dance which took place in Trafalgar Square on Wednesday 8 June was the largest ever recorded – with 195 couples taking part. Read more on the BBC website Wed 8 June report: Tr… Continue Reading

  13. BP Summer Big Screens 2005. Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

    BP Summer Big Screens

    Friday 3 June 2005

    If you are looking for something exciting to do with your long summer evenings, that’s also easy on your wallet, then the Royal Opera House could hold the answer. Selected ballet and opera performances wi… Continue Reading

  14. Gaby Agis

    Gaby Agis around town

    Friday 3 June 2005

    As part of Architecture Week (17 – 26 June) former Architectural Association artist-in-residence choreographer Gaby Agis has made a work to be shown in three different venues around London. See it at Chels… Continue Reading

  15. Turning on the tap

    Wednesday 1 June 2005

    A celebration of tap dance opens at “the Queen Elizabeth Hall”: on 2 June. It has come a long way since Fred Astaire. Judith Mackrell looks at the progression from Hollywood to hip hop… Guardian, 1 Jun Continue Reading

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