January 2004

  1. The Place Prize launch
Deborah Bull, John Ashford, Akram Khan
Photo:Ian West/PA

    New Awards for Dance

    Wednesday 28 January 2004

    Royal Ballet star Deborah Bull and dancer/choreographer Akram Khan joined John Ashford, Theatre Director of The Place, to launch plans for a new £250,000 choreography award scheme, THE PLACE PRIZE, sponsored by… Continue Reading

  2. Ann Miller

    Tuesday 27 January 2004

    Ann Miller became “one of the most exciting and exuberant dancers in Hollywood, sharing the screen with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly and appearing in a string of MGM musicals in the Forties and Fifties, inc… Continue Reading

  3. South Bank Awards

    Tuesday 27 January 2004

    The eighth annual South Bank Show Awards took place on Friday 23rd January. There are twelve categories from opera to popular music, literature to cinema and visual arts. The winner of the Dance Award was Russel… Continue Reading

  4. Flamenco

    Tuesday 27 January 2004

    The debate goes on between the value of flamenco with its gypsy heritage, created in Andalusia 2 or more centuries ago, and new flamenco fusing the old songs with modern influences. Talking to flamenco performer… Continue Reading

  5. Ballet Fitness

    Tuesday 27 January 2004

    Ballet classes and floor barre keeps you toned, supple and strong. Sarah Jessica Parker, Kylie Minogue and the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team all include ballet as part of their regular exercise routines.Abig… Continue Reading

  6. 1st time ballet

    Tuesday 27 January 2004

    Having promised 27 previous girlfriends that he would take them to the ballet, Rod Liddell finally went for the first time and describes what he found.Times, 24 Jan.04 Continue Reading

  7. Monica Mason

    Thursday 22 January 2004

    talks to Alastair Macaulay about her role as Artistic Director of the Royal Ballet and her history with the company. FT, 19 Jan.04 Continue Reading

  8. Wim Vandekeybus

    Thursday 22 January 2004

    brings his dance company Ultima Vez to Sadler’s Wells in February. Vandekeybus has used film throughout his career; in Blush “The dancers dive from the stage, reappearing on screen in sequences filme… Continue Reading

  9. Jean Luc Choplin

    Jean Luc Choplin to join Châtelet Theatre in 2006

    Wednesday 21 January 2004

    Jean-Luc Choplin to join Châtelet Theatre, Paris, in 2006 Jean-Luc Choplin, the current Chief Executive of Sadler’s Wells is to become Director of the Châtelet Theatre in Paris in 2006. Denise Kingsmill… Continue Reading

  10. Agnes Oaks and Thomas Edur in Wayne McGregor's '2
Human' for English National Ballet. Photo: Patrick Baldwin.

    Olivier Awards 2004

    Friday 16 January 2004

    The winners of the 2004 Laurence Olivier Awards were announced on Sunday 22nd February. BEST NEW DANCE PRODUCTION Broken Fall, a George Piper Dances commission in association with The Royal Ballet at the Royal O… Continue Reading

  11. John Cage

    Friday 16 January 2004

    - including choreographers Merce Cunningham and Siobhan Davies and the Chief Executive of Sadler’s Wells, *Jean-Luc Choplin. Guardian, 16 Jan Continue Reading

  12. Dance UK Industry Award

    Wednesday 14 January 2004

    The first Dance UK Industry Award was presented as part of the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards at Sadlers Wells on 13 January to Theresa Beattie, Director of Artist Development at The Place. The Dan… Continue Reading

  13. Come Dancing comes back

    Wednesday 14 January 2004

    Bruce Forsyth is rumoured to be presenting the ballroom dancing show when it returns to BBC1 later this year. “But perhaps the show’s producers should be talking to the young people who are taking up… Continue Reading

  14. Clore Leadership Programme

    Wednesday 14 January 2004

    - established in 2003 by the Clore Duffield Foundation as a new initiative to strengthen leadership across the arts, is now accepting applications for its first group of Fellowships to start in September 2004. … Continue Reading

  15. Breakdance

    Wednesday 14 January 2004

    “We are at the new PS2 BreakStation Dance Studio in Hoxton, east London, which has been set up to give stars like Jerome a dedicated space to practise and to run classes for locals and City types who fancy… Continue Reading

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