August 2012

  1. Eliot Smith

    Eliot Dreams of Dancing in New York

    Friday 31 August 2012 by Sarah Golding

    Eliot Smith, who recently graduated from London Contemporary Dance School, has been offered a place at the Martha Graham Dance School in New York City. It was Robert Cohan, Founding Artistic Director of The Pla… Continue Reading

  2. Paralympic Opening Ceremony. Photo: Courtesy London 2012

    Paralymic Games Opens with a Bang

    Thursday 30 August 2012

    There were many familiar faces from the UK dance scene in last night's Paralympic Opening Ceremony - including Flawless, StopGap and David Toole... Continue Reading

  3. Paralympics Opening Ceremony - Tune In

    Wednesday 29 August 2012

    The London 2012 Paralympic Games will kick off this evening with an Opening Ceremony involving over 100 child volunteers, 3,000 adult volunteers and 100 professionals, including deaf and disabled artists. Continue Reading

  4. Assis Carreiro at the Jerwood DanceHouse. Photo: Sylvaine Poitau

    Assis Carreiro to lead Royal Ballet Flanders

    Tuesday 28 August 2012 by Carmel Smith

    The Director of DanceEast for the last thirteen years is leaving to take up the role vacated by Kathyrn Bennetts earlier this year. Continue Reading

  5. Anna Pavlova on film

    Tuesday 28 August 2012 by Sarah Golding

    Judith Mackrell highlights archive footage of Anna Pavlova and discusses her unique qualities as a ballerina. “her dancing in the 1916 feature film The Dumb Girl of Portici (in which she is supported by a… Continue Reading

  6. Martin Hylton. Photo: Pete Huggins

    Martin Hylton

    Tuesday 28 August 2012 by Sarah Golding

    Martin Hylton announced as the 2012/13 DCD supported Clore Leadership Programme Dance Fellow. The Clore Leadership Programme, an initiative of the Clore Duffield Foundation, has recently announced the twenty-nine… Continue Reading

  7. Temujin Gill and Sunanda Biswas. Photo: Rachel Cherry

    Coming soon at Greenwich Dance

    Tuesday 28 August 2012 by Sarah Golding

    Strictly Come Dancing's Richard Marcel and Olympic Opening Ceremony Choreographer Temujin Gill will be teaching courses at Greenwich Dance this autumn. Continue Reading

  8. Sergei Polunin - What Happened Next

    Friday 24 August 2012 by Sarah Golding

    Sergei Polunin made his shock exit from the Royal Ballet at the beginning of this year. Julie Kavanagh talks to finds out why, what happened next and where he's dancing now... Continue Reading

  9. Left to right Philip Sheppard, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Marc Brew. Photo: Irven Lewis

    Marc Brew

    Friday 24 August 2012 by Sarah Golding

    Artistic Director and choreographer Marc Brew has created two pieces for the Southbank Centre's Unlimited Season collaborating with Dame Evelyn Glennie, who performed in the Olympics Opening Ceremony in July… Continue Reading

  10. Gene Kelly on screen

    Thursday 23 August 2012 by Sarah Golding

    On the 100th anniversary of Gene Kelly’s birth Sarah Crompton discusses his innovative approach to dance on film, “it is Kelly with his love of cinema itself, with his sure grasp of what the camera … Continue Reading

  11. Supporting Female Choreographers

    Sunday 19 August 2012 by Sarah Golding

    Judith Mackrell notes a turning point in the funding and commissioning of work by female choreographers, Three years ago “Dance UK and Dance Umbrella hosted a public discussion titled simply: “Where… Continue Reading

  12. New Commissions award for Sadler's Wells

    Friday 17 August 2012 by Carmel Smith

    New productions include a collaboration between Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and choreographer Liv Lorent on a version of the fairy tale 'Rapunzel'. Continue Reading

  13. James Cousins

    James Cousins

    Friday 17 August 2012 by Carmel Smith

    Just two years after leaving London Contemporary Dance School, James Cousins is preparing to present a programme of new work in the main house at Sadler’s Wells next month... Continue Reading

  14. Streb Action 'One Extraordinary Day' (15 July 2012) Photo: Julian Andrews

    London 2012 - summer of dance

    Thursday 16 August 2012

    There’s been a lot of opportunities for dancers this Olympic year – from chances to perform in large scale events like the Opening and Closing events at the Olympic Park to professional work with comp… Continue Reading

  15. Cindy Jourdain

    Cindy Jourdain - Ballet Coordinator, Olympic Closing Ceremony

    Wednesday 15 August 2012

    The former Royal Ballet ballerina was responsible for recruiting and training 200 dancers to perform alongside Darcey Bussell in 'Spirit of the Flame'... Continue Reading

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