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Ballet's secret role: What is a ballet notator and why are they vital?

Jonathan Howells rehearses Christopher Wheeldon's Aeternum © ROH 2014Have you ever wondered how The Royal Ballet stages so many different productions …

Performing Arts

What's in dancers' ballet bags?

Used pointe shoes © ROH / Ruairi Watson 2014'Be prepared' is most famous as the motto of the Scouts, but it's a maxim that is equally as embraced by …


Iconic Degas ballet dancer sculpture to be sold

Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, one of Edgar Degas' most famous works, is to be sold at auction.

Petite danseuse de quatorze ans has been estimated by experts at Sotheby's to fetch £10m - 15m on 24 June.

The piece is one of few bronze casts in private hands with the majority housed in museums including …


Dance Recital For Ballerinas With Disabilities Is So On Pointe

There's a place for everyone on center stage.

Young students at the Children’s Therapy Center in New Jersey gathered Tuesday for the school’s ninth annual ballet recital. The dancers, who face physical, medical and developmental challenges, celebrated their big night after a full year of rehearsals, …


Look at the stunning costumes in Birmingham Royal Ballet's new show

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s heavenly new work is one for the boys.

There is just one woman in the cast of 15, as The King Dances takes audiences back to …


Dancers return as Cuba's top ballet school is restored

After closing its doors in 2011 because the buildings had become too dangerous to dance in, the Cuban National Ballet School has reopened after more …


Black ballerina Misty Copeland takes the lead in Swan Lake

When Misty Copeland takes the stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC as the lead in Swan Lake, all eyes will be on her - but that is something she has become used to.

Copeland, currently the only black soloist in the American Ballet Theatre, says she thinks it is important to talk about being …

Swan Lake

1.Ballet de lʼOpéra de Lyon

Review: Carmina Burana and The King Dances by Birmingham Royal Ballet at Birmingham Hippodrome

During an evening that is a total triumph, with the company dancing their hearts out, Bintley (now in his 20th year as director of Birmingham Royal …

Performing Arts

The Royal Ballet returns to Chicago after 37 years

The Arts

Birmingham Royal Ballet boss has 20th anniversary show

One of the most influential men in dance has celebrated his 20th anniversary as artistic director of Birmingham Royal Ballet with a special performance.

David Bintley is known for remaining loyal to classical ballet while injecting it with a modern theatrical feel.

A double bill of Carmina Burana - …


Look at the stunning costumes in Birmingham Royal Ballet's new show

This is what they'll be wearing in The King Dances, a period production with a modern twist

Birmingham, UK

Pluto’s Moons Dance to a Random Beat

Analysis of Hubble images reveals chaotic rotation of dwarf planet’s satellites.

Mischievous Pluto is again hurling mysteries at scientists. New observations based on years of Hubble Space Telescope data suggest that the dwarf planet’s four small known moons—Nix, Hydra, Kerberos and Styx—are …

Signature Travel Holds First-ever Greek Salsa Dance Cruise

Photo source: Salsa SinnersLatin dance lovers with a soft spot for travel will get a chance to cruise the Aegean in the first-ever dancing cruise …


LED smart shoes turn your dance into a light show

A pair of shoes is fitted with around 100 individual LEDs and advanced motion sensors for a light show that responds to your movements as you …


Theatre Review: Wayne McGregor’s Random Dance: FAR - CAST Theatre, Doncaster

Minimalist lighting enhanced the piece, showcasing the dancers and their incredible suppleness. The fluidity of their movement was visually …


France Summer Performing Arts Festivals

From Paris to Marseille and from the most renowned to the most intimate festivals, if you happen to be across the pond, you'll have the opportunity to …


Caroline Finn is National Dance Company Wales' new Artistic Director

National Dance Company Wales have appointed Caroline Finn appointed as the company’s new Artistic Director.

Winner of the Matthew Bourne New …


Save the Texas Dance Halls!

Courtesy of Gruene Hall

In the 1800s, nearly 1,000 small-scale dance halls sprung up in Texas. Today, 400 remain intact, with only two operating …


Dance group thank readers after appeal for costumes

A MORRIS dance group has been 'overwhelmed' by pledges of support after their appeal to find a dressmaker was featured in The Sentinel.

The Silverdale …


Who will be on the dance floor for Strictly Come Dancing 2015?

Caroline Flack is probably just getting used to having a glitterball trophy in her life. The presenter sashayed her way to a stunning Strictly Come …


Balletlujah documentary celebrates k.d. lang's music through dance

k.d. lang is acknowledged as one of Canada's most gifted vocalists, but these days, it's not an album that's making her beam of pride, but …


It turns out elephants love to dance to classical music

'We were amazed at how the elephants were swinging their trunks in time with the music'

Another vaguely useful piece of knowledge to add to your list …

Music (UK)

Alys Stephens Center’s big new season: jam, jazz, folk, fusion, dance and classical

Tickets go on sale June 8 for the new summer/fall season presented by the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s world-class Alys Stephens Performing …


St Petersburg Ballet Theatre swans into town

The Age, News. Dancers from the St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre who are performing Swan Lake, Maria Kobzeva, Arisa Hashimoto, Larisa Fabrichnova and …

St. Petersburg

It's finally legal to dance after midnight in Tokyo

Tokyo (AFP) - Dancing after midnight in Tokyo will no longer be illegal -- as long as it's not too dark -- after Japan's parliament Wednesday voted to relax laws that banned boogying in one of the world's clubbing capitals.

Under current rules dance clubs across the country are supposed to stop …


The street jiving York couple caught on video who have become internet stars

A VIDEO of a street jiving couple dancing in the York sunshine has gone boomed online.

The pair were caught on camera dancing to a group of buskers …


Hot House and Pivot Dance see The Place support talented young choreographers

Hot House, a new talent development programme by NPO The Place, is supporting more talented early career choreographers to make the step up from …