Central School Of Ballet

Central featured in The Times today

Monday 29th January 2018 Isabel Campbell writes:

Central is featured in today's Times.

Pictured are third year Ballet Central dancers who performed at HTB Church Onslow Square last Thursday at a free concert and afternoon tea for the elderly.

For more information about the event itself, see two posts below!

Central is looking to recruit an Associate School Manager

Friday 26th January 2018 Isabel Campbell writes:

Central is looking to recruit an Associate School Manager to join the team. The organisation is seeking an experienced and organised teacher of classical ballet to manage the Associate School and contribute to Widening Participation and Access projects. The application deadline is Tuesday 30th January.

For further information including a full job description and application form, please click through to the Recruitment section of the website.

Ballet Central performs for elderly in Chelsea

Friday 26th January 2018 Isabel Campbell writes:

Yesterday afternoon, Ballet Central dancers performed at a classical concert for local elderly people and their friends in Chelsea.

Following on from Ballet Central's wonderful reception at last year's event, this free performance took place at the Holy Trinity Brompton Church in Onslow Square, and was attended by hundreds.

The audience saw an exclusive preview of the forthcoming Ballet Central 2018 Tour, which included extracts from Wayne McGregor's FAR, Kenneth MacMillan's Valley of Shadows and Jenna Lee's Black Swan.

The performance also included extracts from The Nutcracker and featured Shizaru, a work choreographed by third year Central student and Ballet Central dancer, Natasha Chu.

US workshop announced

Thursday 25th January 2018 Isabel Campbell writes:

There is now a workshop only option available at the Central auditions in New York City in February. The workshop will be delivered by Ballet Central's Artistic Director, Christopher Marney, former principal dancer with Matthew Bourne's New Adventures

Auditions and workshops will be held on Sunday 11th February, 11am-4pm at The Ailey Studios, The Joan Weill Center for Dance, 405 West 55th Street at 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10019.

For further information about the auditions and workshops click through to the Central Senior's page.

Central dancers to take part in Prix de Lausanne Choreographic Project

Tuesday 23rd January 2018 Anita Hamilton writes:

Two of Central’s Senior School dancers have been selected to attend the Prix de Lausanne later this month to take part in a brand new choreographic project. Nell Maude and Callum McGregor, both in the second year of Central’s three year BA degree programme, are among the 51 students from around the world chosen to learn a new piece titled Pulse created by the renowned choreographer Goyo Montero for this special occasion. The young dancers have just eight days to learn this new work which will then be performed at the Prix as a world premiere. To learn more about the Choreography Project click through to the website, here.

Created in 1973, the Prix de Lausanne is an annual international competition for young dancers aged 14 to 19. Its goal is to discover, promote and support the world’s finest dance talents.

Ballet Central to collaborate with Mall Galleries

Wednesday 17th January 2018 Isabel Campbell writes:

On 22nd February, Ballet Central are collaborating with Mall Galleries at their monthly Coffee Morning for Art Lovers.

Inspired by the The Pastel Society's annual exhibition, from 10am-12pm, attendees will have the opportunity to sketch posed Ballet Central dancers & costumes from Central's archives.

For further information about the event, head to the event page on the Mall Galleries website, or the Facebook event page.

Central's 2018 Boys Move Day Announced

Tuesday 16th January 2018 Isabel Campbell writes:

Central's 2018 Boys Move Day will be taking place on Tuesday 13th February.

The day is open to boys aged 8-18 years, for those new to dance and those with dance experience!

The day will include a ballet class for all groups and other creative classes, including a workshop lead by a New Adventure's, Matthew Bourne facilitator for boys aged 11-18 years.

All groups will have the opportunity to watch Ballet Central, Central's third year touring company in rehearsal.

For more information and to secure a place head to the Boys Courses section of our website.

Tom Cruise seen alongside Central as they filmed on the South Bank

Monday 15th January 2018 Anita Hamilton writes:

On Saturday morning Tom Cruise could be seen running across the roof of the rail bridge at Blackfriars in London. The dramatic stunt was for the new Mission: Impossible film and was captured by a film crew in a helicopter with hundreds more on the bridge and in buildings nearby, Tom Cruise in Blackfriars stunt. The activity stopped road traffic on the bridge and boats in the Thames below. Meanwhile, just 200 metres below on the South Bank, Central was also filming. We were videoing dancers from the third year, making the most of the space near Central’s planned new home in the South Bank area. Part of a four day shoot, the soon to be released film will tell Central’s story and the plans to move to the Southwark community. It was very exciting for everyone involved, if a little cold on a grey January day alongside the Thames.

Central is looking to recruit a Development Officer

Friday 12th January 2018 writes:

Central is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced Development Officer to support the Development Team.

The role will involve contributing to the development of Central School of Ballet’s fundraising programme of activities and to contribute to the delivery of the Capital, Revenue and Bursary fundraising strategy.

It will also involve working flexibly and collaboratively as a member of the small Development and Communications team providing support to help the school deliver its strategic objectives.

For further information and to apply head to the Recruitment page on Central's website.

MA Choreography student Malcolm Sutherland premieres new work at the Resolution Festival

Friday 12th January 2018 writes:

Malcolm Sutherland, a student on Central’s MA programme in Choreography, will premiere a new piece titled Lost for Words at the renowned Resolution Festival on 26th January. Resolution is the UK’s biggest festival of new dance and performance works by emerging artists and is being staged at The Place in central London from 12th January to 23rd February.

Malcolm’s piece is described as a physical manifestation of the feeling of being lost for words, unable to produce speech or to find words to express a current state of emotion. He explains the idea: “The duet will follow the story of a woman who has been waiting for a very long time, repeating the same routine day after day, waiting for something. One day it will finally meet her, but she will not be able to recognise it for what she has wanted all her life, too consumed by the waiting by which her life is now defined.”

Producing this piece is part of the MA programme, allowing Malcolm to experiment with new ideas whilst remaining in the context of performance. He comments: “Working and collaborating with composer Davidson Jaconello on this new short work has been an insightful experience as music plays a vital role for me in creating ideas and shaping final choreography.”

Malcolm trained at Central School of Ballet and is a former dancer with Nürnberg Ballet. He returned to Central to complete an MA, one of only two students accepted each year on this programme.

Louise Ainley, Central’s Director of Higher Education Programmes said: “It is fitting to see the work of Central’s MA choreographers premiered at the Resolution Festival, providing evidence of the calibre of the work and the on-going vision of the MA. Our aim is to foster and inspire the career development of some of the dance profession’s most talented choreographers".

To book tickets to the performance at 8pm on 26th January visit The Place Website or : the Facebook event

Photo Credit:Danilo Moroni

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