August 2004

  1. Biodanza

    Tuesday 31 August 2004

    - a dance class in which there are no steps to be learnt and you are free to do your own thing. “The idea is that dance takes you back to when you were a small child, before you could talk and society had … Continue Reading

  2. Parkour

    Wednesday 25 August 2004

    ‘- a dazzling athletic choreography that takes its influences from skateboarding, breakdancing, martial arts and military training, began life about 15 years ago in a Paris suburb as a way for teenagers to… Continue Reading

  3. Les Ballets C de la B

    Going to the dogs @ Sadler's Wells

    Monday 23 August 2004

    In Les Ballets C de la B’s Wolf canine performers outnumber the human dancers. Choreographer Alain Platel talks to Judith Mackrell in the Guardian. “We have the group of musicians and singers in the … Continue Reading

  4. People Moving - towards an integrated learning culture for dance

    Monday 23 August 2004

    A half day course for dance artists and teachers on dance and disability is offered by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance in partnership with East London Dance on Sunday 5 September at Stratford Circus. D… Continue Reading

  5. Akram Khan

    Wednesday 18 August 2004

    premiers a new work at the Edinburgh Festival this week. He collaborated with novelist Hanif Kureishi on ma. ‘[He]_never meant to become the poster-boy for diversity in British dance. “Everything hap… Continue Reading

  6. Antony Tudor's 'Dark Elegies'

    Wednesday 18 August 2004

    will be performed by Rambert Dance at the Edinburgh Festival and three of his other works will be danced by Ballet West USA. ‘He quickly became notorious as a control freak, choreographing every aspect of … Continue Reading

  7. Bollywood

    Tuesday 17 August 2004

    As Bollywood’s popularity spreads across the world Sankha Guha asks why it is that the films do not deal with the realities of living in India, “They don’t do irony in Bollywood, or subtlety, o… Continue Reading

  8. Musical influx

    Monday 16 August 2004

    Mary Poppins, Billy Elliott – and a new take on Guys n Dolls… All coming to the West End stage in the next few months. The Observer gives previews and Andrew Lloyd Webber talks about his musical vers… Continue Reading

  9. Alistair Spalding
Artistic Director, Sadler's Wells

    Alistair Spalding

    Monday 16 August 2004

    - is the interim Artistic Director at Sadler’s Wells. He’s been programming dance in London for the past 10 years, at the Wells and previously on the South Bank. ‘In what has been a key decade … Continue Reading

  10. Diaghilev, Balanchine & Dolin on screen

    Friday 13 August 2004

    This month the National Film Theatre celebrates three of ballet’s greats – Diaghilev, Balanchine and Dolin – with a season of rarely shown films, including one of Britain’s first talkies.… Continue Reading

  11. CandoCo Dance Company


    Tuesday 10 August 2004

    CandoCo Dance Company in partnership with the Department for Education and Skills are launching the UK’s first Foundation Course in Dance for disabled dancers. This is a unique programme for disabled stude… Continue Reading

  12. Sylvie Guillem cancels all Opera House performances this week

    Monday 9 August 2004

    Sylvie Guillem has now been forced to cancel all scheduled performances at the Royal Opera House this weeek. due to an ankle injury. Originally she had cancelled the first evenings and expected to perform on Thu… Continue Reading

  13. Swan Lake revisited

    Monday 9 August 2004

    Matthew Bourne has chosen the leads for the revival of his renowned production – Jose Tirado & Jason Piper. ‘What they share, says Bourne, is charisma and sex appeal. “You can’t make … Continue Reading

  14. Kids Week

    Kids Week extended

    Monday 9 August 2004

    The initiative which encourages adults to bring their children to see West End shows has been extended. This year it runs from 20 August to 3 September. For every full price ticket bought, there’s a free c… Continue Reading

  15. The Edinburgh Festival

    Monday 9 August 2004

    The Edinburgh Festival opens next week ( – although fringe events are already well underway) and runs from 15 August to 5 September. The dance programme includes Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault, Ballet Wes… Continue Reading

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