Central School Of Ballet

Prix de Lausanne Choreographic Project 2018

Wednesday 30th May 2018 Isabel Campbell writes:

In February two second year students from Central took part in the Prix de Lausanne Choreographic Project.

Louise Ainley, Director of Higher Education at Central commented:

‘We are very proud of Callum and Nell’s involvement in this prestigious project. They had the unique privilege of rehearsing with the project choreographer, Goyo Montero, and creating a brand new piece of choreography, Pulse which was performed on the main stage for the Prix de Lausanne finals. It was a significant experience which they will never forget, including working alongside other talented dancers representing partner schools from across the world.'

Learn more about the project in an official Prix de Lausanne video here.

Ballet Central opens international dance gala

Tuesday 29th May 2018 Isabel Campbell writes:

Yesterday evening Ballet Central dancers opened Internationballet #CulturalFusions gala in Budapest, Hungary.

The dancers opened the gala with Kenneth MacMillan's Valley of Shadows and later on performed Wayne McGregor's FAR.

The gala took place at Budapest University of Technology and Economics. It was a unique creative event that brought music, dance, design and architecture together.

It was a very exciting and special opportunity for the dancers and for Central to perform to an international audience.

Ballet Central dancers perform at The Arts Society's AGM

Thursday 17th May 2018 Isabel Campbell writes:

Yesterday four Ballet Central dancers performed at The Arts Society's Annual General Meeting, which was held at Central Hall Westminster.

The dancers performed a work entitled Shizaru, choreographed by fellow dancer Natasha Chu. The Annual General Meeting followed on from the 50th anniversary service in the morning which was held at Westminster Abbey.

The Arts Society currently supports two Central students through the provision of grants and we are hugely grateful for this.

It was an honour for the school to take part in this celebration of the arts and Central looks forward to future collaborations with The Arts Society

Ballet Central costumes found

Tuesday 15th May 2018 Isabel Campbell writes:

Central is please to share that the Ballet Central costumes that were stolen last week have been recovered.

Over 100 costumes were designed and created for the 2018 tour. Along with technical equipment, props and merchandise these were stolen last Tuesday 8 May from secure premises in Farringdon.

Following the media appeal last week a member of the public found the costumes in an open garage in Bromley-by-Bow, close to where the tour vehicle was last tracked, and called Ballet Central’s studios in Clerkenwell to report the news. With the support of the Police, the costumes were all recovered late last night and have been returned to the studios and Ballet Central’s dance students. Neither the tour vehicle nor any of the technical and production items have been found.

Ballet Central and Central School of Ballet are very grateful to the person who found the costumes, the Police and to all the media who helped to tell the story – without this help we would not be in the position of being able to return the costumes to the dancers who will be next performing on Friday 18th May in Bath.

A JustGiving fund was set up last week to help pay for stolen items. This currently stands at £11,540 and will be very helpful in helping to pay for the remaining stolen articles. This financial support is hugely appreciated alongside all the messages of support received.

Ballet Central's JustGiving fund reaches £7,500

Friday 11th May 2018 Isabel Campbell writes:

Following the theft of Ballet Central's tour vehicle on Tuesday 8 May, a JustGiving campaign was launched. Over the past three days the fund has surpassed £7,500, raising 30% of the £25,000 target.

All funds raised will go towards replacing and remaking all costumes and equipment that were in the stolen vehicle.

The campaign is ongoing and if you are able to donate, Central would gratefully receive any contribution. Donations can be made on the JustGiving page here.

Central would like to extend a huge thanks to all supporters who have sent messages, donated and who have also offered practical help.

For further information about all upcoming tour dates, which will go ahead as scheduled click through to the Ballet Central website.

Ballet Central launches appeal to find stolen costumes

Thursday 10th May 2018 Isabel Campbell writes:

Yesterday Central launched an appeal to find the stolen Ballet Central costumes and equipment, using the hashtag #findourcostumes.

In the early hours of Tuesday morning 8th May, Ballet Central’s tour vehicle was stolen from its secure premises in Farringdon, central London, resulting in the loss of many production items including lighting, sound equipment, staging materials, props and costumes.

The Metropolitan Police were immediately informed and are supporting Central in trying to retrieve lost items. Plans have been put in place to replace everything that was stolen so that the remaining Ballet Central 2018 tour dates will proceed as planned.

The story was covered on The Telegraph online, on ITV London news and BBC Radio London

Please help Central by sharing the news on social media.

Central's social media accounts are as follows:Central's Facebook, Central's Twitter, Ballet Central's Twitter and Ballet Central's Instagram. Please share the hashtag #findourcostumes.

Central has also launched a JustGiving campaign to raise funds to replace the stolen costumes and equipment. We would be grateful for any support, from donations to sharing the link online.

Central's story captured on film

Thursday 3rd May 2018 Isabel Campbell writes:

Central is pleased to announce the launch of two new films. The Central Dancer gives the student perspective of the diverse range of training offered on Central's degree programme.

Central Moves to South Bank tells Central's story, our achievements so far and our forthcoming and much anticipated move.

To learn more about Central's move to new premises in the South Bank, click through to the Move Central page.

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