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Merce Cunningham remembered

He was a rail-thin, zen-like powerhouse who electrified dance – and his pupils. As Merce Cunningham’s centenary is celebrated, four disciples recall an unforgettable teacher


Yuli: this portrait of Carlos Acosta and Cuba is a dance film like no other

Dance on film can have many functions. It might act as a showstopping decoration to the drama (most movie musicals), a shorthand for its protagonist’s obsession or madness (Black Swan, The Red Shoes)


You couldn't take your eyes off him': the triumph and tragedy of Rudolf Nureyev

It was impossible not to know who Rudolf Nureyev was. From the moment the dancer defected to the west, turning his back on his home and the Kirov company that trained him, he blazed across the front pages.


How dance classes help sufferers of Parkinson's disease

In 1817, Dr James Parkinson published "An Essay on the Shaking Palsy", in which he described "resting tremor, abnormal posture and gait, paralysis and diminished muscle strength" and went on to outline the progress of a disease, as yet un-named.


Lloyd Webber Foundation offers £630,000 boost for emerging artists

Musical theatre composer Lord Lloyd-Webber has said his charity’s latest round of grants seeks to help increase diversity in the performance arts. The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has awarded 22 grants worth a total of £630,000 to Performances arts


Carlos Acosta on his new Cuban dance company: 'I want to bring them to the world..

The career synopsis of the Cuban born dancer Carlos Acosta reads like a fairy tale. As a dark-skinned boy from an especially poor part of Havana, he was forced to audition for the national ballet school by his father, who wanted him off the streets.


Royal Ballet: Bernstein Centenary review – McGregor and Wheeldon at the top of their game

There’s a kinetic kick and theatrical flair to Leonard Bernstein’s dance scores that have, rightly, made them beloved by choreographers. Yet the composer suspected that every piece he wrote was “theatre music in some way”, and one of the revelations


V&A museum acquires Nijinsky ballet costume designed by Léon Bakst

A silk costume designed by Léon Bakst and worn by Vaslav Nijinsky, one of the greatest ballet dancers, has been acquired by the V&A museum.


How Hull became Britain's hotbed of ballet talent

Hull is being recognised as a centre of world-class ballet talent after producing some of Britain's top dancers. One ballet school has trained many of them. What's its secret? On the wall of Skelton Hooper dance school, which is tucked behind


A visit from Brittany Cherry

We recently had the pleasure of Brittany Cherry visiting us from California to give some dance classes in the U.K. Brittany is one of the stars of the T.V show “Dancing With The Stars” in America (its version of “Strictly Come Dancing”)