1. Laban

    Laban opens its new building

    Monday 17 February 2003

    Laban, South-East London’s newest venue,Laban, the new centre for contemporary dance was officially opened by Tessa Jowell, Minister for Culture, Media and Sport, on Wednesday 5 February. There were long q… Continue Reading

  2. The Place

    London arts organisations face cuts

    Wednesday 5 February 2003

    ALG defer decision to cut arts fundingArts Council London issued the following statement, following the Association of London Government’s decision to defer decisions in cuts in fudning to arts organisatio… Continue Reading

  3. Random gives dancers permanent contracts

    Wednesday 29 January 2003

    Random Dance New Contracts, New Programme, Random Dance has just announced its programme of work for 2003 and a new commitment to its dancers. It becomes the first independent contemporary dance company to offer… Continue Reading

  4. 'chrysalis ['kriz∂lis] n f'
Chor.: Wayne McGregor

    Monaco Dance Screen Awards 2002

    Friday 17 January 2003

    Monaco Dance Screen Awards 2002 Wayne McGregor’s choreography for the film ‘chrysalis [‘kriz?lis] n f’ won the category for ‘Screen Choreography Over 15 minutes’ at Monaco Dan… Continue Reading

  5. Ballet Summit at Snape Maltings, Jan 03
Photo: Elizabeth Handy

    Ballet into the 21st Century

    Wednesday 15 January 2003

    Ballet Directors to form international network Rights and royalties, creativity and risk-taking and corporate governance are main concerns The largest ever gathering of heads of international ballet companies co… Continue Reading

  6. 'Dancer' by Colum MacCann

    Novel inspired by Nureyev

    Wednesday 15 January 2003

    Colum McCann’s novel ‘Dancer’is inspired by the life of Rudolf Nureyev.Read an extract in Times, 3 Jan 03 ReviewsGuardian, 11 Jan 03Independent, 11 Jan 03Telegraph, Jan 03 Buy the book online at Amazon Continue Reading

  7. Rudolf Nureyev

    Rudolf Nureyev

    Monday 13 January 2003

    Rudolf Nureyevdied 10 years ago, on 6 January 1992 at the age of 55. To mark the anniversary, the National Film Theatre showed a season of his work on film through January 2003 Allen Robertson previews the serie… Continue Reading

  8. Big Ben on New Year's eve

    2002 - the critics look back

    Monday 6 January 2003

    The GuardianAccording to Judith Mackrell “Offstage shenanigans dominated 2002 – and almost left dancers and choreographers in the shade” Meanwhile, “Modern dance – which aims to rei… Continue Reading

  9. Monica Mason
Photo: Sasha Gusov

    Monica Mason

    Friday 3 January 2003

    Monica Mason appointed Director of Royal BalletSir Colin Southgate, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Royal Opera House, announced today the appointment of Monica Mason as the Director of The Royal Balle… Continue Reading

  10. Christopher Bruce

    Christopher Bruce CBE

    Monday 18 November 2002

    Honours for Christopher BruceOn 14 November, Christopher Bruce CBE, Artistic Director of Rambert Dance Company retired after eight and a half years in post. As a dancer, choreographer and Artistic Director he ha… Continue Reading

  11. Sheron Wray

    Dance Technology/Film & TV

    Friday 15 November 2002

    Jean-Claude Van Dammeis being tipped to star in a film version of Swan Lake with English National Ballet. Impresario Jonathan Shalit, who is behind the film, said: ‘For Swan Lake I have been thinking of: V… Continue Reading

  12. Dance Companies

    Friday 15 November 2002

    BusStoppingSee a performance at a bus stop near you last week?read more Tap Dogs RebootedThe high energy tap show is back to @ Sadler’s Wells. The performers, men and women in the new re-choreographed vers… Continue Reading

  13. Education and Training

    Friday 15 November 2002

    Irek Mukhamedovhas written a new ballet for London schoolchildren. He is very critical of the current state of ballet teaching in Britain, in conversation with Louise Levene, Telegraph, 23 Apr. 03. He also talks… Continue Reading

  14. Physical Justice

    Wednesday 13 November 2002

    Physical Justice is a new and innovative East London Dance project, pushing dance into a new context and introducing dance to new partners. It is funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Arts Council of Engl… Continue Reading

  15. Bonnie Bird Awards 2002

    Monday 11 November 2002

    Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund Awards 2002The Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund awards took place at the Cable & Wireless Room, Sadler’s Wells on Wed. 6 Nov. The awards were presented by Dr Marion North OBE… Continue Reading


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