Royal Ballet

Boris Johnson clinging on to his rent-free £20m mansion - while raking it in from his four-storey home

Boris Johnson quit his Foreign Secretary job 11 days ago in a huff over Brexit, ranting at Theresa May for dithering over Brexit.<p>But the former …

UK Politics

Talented young dancer wins scholarship to top UK ballet school

A TALENTED young ballet dancer is celebrating after gaining one of only a handful of places at a top UK ballet school.<p>Denis Teixeira, aged 11, who …

Dance

Cats: James Corden, Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, Ian McKellen to star in musical film

An all-star cast has been announced for a new film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical Cats.<p>Sir Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson and James Corden will star in the film, which will be directed by Tom Hooper, who won an Oscar in 2011 for The King's Speech.<p>Hooper will be joined by …

James Corden

Michael Howells Has Died

Michael Howells, the legendary production designer and art director, has died.<p>His decades-long career spanned fashion, film and theatre, and he is …

Celebrity (UK)

Enzian screens free 'Cool Runnings'

Lovers of free movies can look to Enzian for more KidFest screenings.First up is “Cool Runnings,” the 1993 family comedy about the Jamaican bobsled …

Fred Rogers

Jlin announces new soundtrack album Autobiography

Listen to the hybrid-footwork producer’s new song “Abyss of Doubt” now.<p>Last October, I spoke with Jlin about a new project called <i>Autobiography</i>. Her …

New Singles

The Royal Ballet’s Swan Lake comes to cinemas across the USA on July 31 - Beautiful Ballet Dance Magazine – Interviews, Podcasts, Reviews – The Wonderful World of Dance

The Royal Opera House’s 2017/2018 cinema series concludes with The Royal Ballet’s critically acclaimed production of Swan Lake with new choreography …

Dance

Today's celebrity birthdays - July 15

Here are today's celebrity birthdays:<p><b>Lana Parrilla:</b> The actress who played The Evil Queen/Regina Mills in ABC's "Once Upon a Time," and she also …

Royal Ballet

Tiq Milan talks to Netflix, the determined search for aliens, and other TED news.

<b>As usual, the TED community is bursting with new projects and discoveries. Here are a few highlights.</b><p><b>The power of representation.</b> Writer and trans …

TED Talks

The Royal Ballet announces promotions for 2018/19 Season — News — Royal Opera House

The Royal Ballet has announced promotions for the 2018/19 season.<p>Matthew Ball been promoted to Principal dancer, the highest rank in the …

Dancing

La Fille mal gardée review – breezy and blissful

Created in a whirlwind month of rehearsals in 1960, Frederick Ashton’s <i>La Fille mal gardée</i> is probably the best-loved of English ballets. Based on a 1789 work by Jean Dauberval, it’s notionally set in France, but actually in an idealised England, which Ashton described as “a leafy pastorale of …

The Theatre

What Works For Me: 'Knitting My Own Legwarmers Helps Me Relax After Dance Rehearsals'

Miki Mizutani, a soloist at Birmingham Royal Ballet, relaxes by knitting and crocheting her own warm up clothes.<p><i>In ‘What Works For Me’ - a series of</i> …

Lifestyle (UK)

Christopher Wheeldon OBE named President of Benesh International - Beautiful Ballet Dance Magazine – Interviews, Podcasts, Reviews – The Wonderful World of Dance

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) has announced that Christopher Wheeldon OBE has been named the new President of Benesh International, the home of …

Dance

La Fille mal gardée, Bristol Hippodrome — a ballet to make you smile till your cheeks ache | Financial Times

Ballet’s heroines have been having a rough ride in the UK so far this year, with most of them — Giselle, Manon, Marguerite, Odette, Juliet — ending …

Ballet

BWW Review: LA FILLE MAL GARDEE, Bristol Hippodrome

<i>La Fille mal gardée</i> is Frederick Ashton at his most charming: comic, characterful, and with English classicism at its finest, it's a playful romp …

Charisma

Claudia Bauer’s dance pick

CLAUDIA BAUER’S<p>DANCE PICK<p>He may be the Royal Ballet’s wunderkind choreographer, but Liam Scarlett has met with as much disdain as acclaim for his …

Swan Lake

Dame Gillian Lynne, choreographer – obituary

Dame Gillian Lynne, who has died aged 92, was a figure of extraordinary versatility and longevity in the dance world, the choreographer of such world-renowned musicals as Cats and The Phantom of the Opera, the creator of scores of stage shows and television dance films, and also a former Royal …

Ballet

National Youth Ballet Announces 2018 Season; Bright Young Things

For its 2018 season, the National Youth Ballet ("NYB") will present Bright Young Things, a mixed programme of ballets choreographed by some of the …

Dancing

There's a brand new Michael Jackson musical coming to Broadway

The new musical will premiere in 2020...<p>Michael Jackson’s estate has announced that a new musical based on his life will run on Broadway in 2020.<p>The …

DJs

Flashdance - Bristol Hippodrome Theatre

<b>Flashdance - The Musical</b> is the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex a determined welder who dreams of becoming a professional dancer. When a …

Travel (UK)

Festival Ballet Theatre's 11th Anniversary Gala Of The Stars Announced 8/17

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Orange County's premiere resident ballet company with an exciting gala performance where world-renowned ballet …

Dancing

Rambert School Presents an Evening of Dance at The Point

Graduate students of Rambert School's BA in Ballet & Contemporary Dance will be performing at The Point, Eastleigh, for the first time ever on the …

Dancing

City Center Announces Repertory for BALANCHINE

Arlene Shuler, New York City Center President and CEO, today announced programming for Balanchine: The City Center Years, the centerpiece of the 75th …

Dancing

Royal Ballet musical director steps in to save the day... only for audience members to leave in protest at his performance

When the harpist of the Royal Opera House failed to turn up to a performance of Swan Lake, the perfect stand-in appeared to be waiting in the wings.<p>As panic reigned backstage, Koen Kessels, the musical director of the Royal Ballet, bravely stepped forward and decided to accompany the orchestra on …

Piano

Wayne McGregor to choreograph big-screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats

Wayne McGregor is choreographing a new film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats, which will start shooting later this year. A film

Universal Studios

Cats Movie to Start Shooting in November; Wayne McGregor Signs On as Choreographer

Speculations about a big-screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's <i>Cats</i> will be a mere memory later this year, when the movie is slated to officially …

Universal Studios

Royal Ballet's Wayne McGregor Will Choreograph Tom Hooper's Big Screen Adaptation of CATS

Cats on Broadway. Photo Credit: Matthew MurphyThe stage is being set for the Jellicle Ball! According to The Stage, the Royal Ballet's resident …

Ballet

Brief 6/22: Get a First Look at Idina Menzel in SKINTIGHT, and More!

<b>Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Scroll down</b> …

Notre Dame

The Australian Ballet's Mason Lovegrove Receives the Walter Bourke Award

The Australian Ballet's talented corps de ballet Mason Lovegrove is the recipient of the Walter Bourke Award.<p>The announcement was made on stage …

Dancing

Michael Jackson Musical Headed to Broadway 

It was only a matter of time before we’d see “Michael Jackson: The Musical.”<p>Everyone’s favorite pop singer, Michael Jackson, is expected to have a …

African-American News