Carlos Acosta’s life would have been very different without ballet. So he is committed to sharing the artform and its opportunities – as artistic director of Birmingham Royal Ballet and through a new partnership with the RAD. David Jays reports.
Demands on dance companies are changing rapidly – and they require new kinds of leaders. Three newly-appointed directors of prominent companies tell Deirdre Kelly about what it takes to make a difference.
Dance Gazette invites RAD National Directors to put questions to Luke Rittner as he prepares to stand down as Chief Executive. What are his proudest achievements and fondest memories?
A colourful new film based on the classic ballet Coppélia puts live action alongside animation. The cast of star dancers had to discover how to communicate on camera.
Rain-drenched song and dance is a staple of Indian films: romantic and dangerous. Sally Howard and Geetanjali Krishna chart the past and future of this key Bollywood motif.
When dance meets film, magic can happen. Isaac Ouro-Gnao speaks to the makers of three striking new movies: documentary, fashion film and major Hollywood musical.
SHORT READS Issue 1 – February 2022
How does it feel to remake a classic movie musical? Justin Peck choreographs Steven Spielberg’s new film of West Side Story.
The gold medalist in the RAD’s 2021 Fonteyn International Ballet Competition shares the music that makes her want to dance.
The dance artist and cultural innovator shares advice about recognising that you are enough.
RAD teacher Victoria Treviño has been named one of Mexico’s 100 most creative people. Why is she so passionate about teaching?
An issue all about the face we present to the world. Discover portraits, old masters, puppets, an RAD founder and the surprising history of ballet make-up.