Monthly Archives: February 2013

To the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building at St Hilda’s College on Wednesday 20th February for The Rite of Spring: A Centenary Celebration of the Music and the Ballet.  The event was organised by Dr Susan Jones, now Lecturer in English and a Tutorial Fellow of the college, but previously a soloist with Scottish Ballet.  Guest speakers were Jane Pritchard, Curator of Dance at the V&A and co-curator of the museum’s highly successful exhibition Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes 2010-11, and Dame Monica Mason, former Director of the Royal Ballet and the original interpreter of the role of the Chosen Maiden in Kenneth MacMillan’s version of the ballet.

Jane Pritchard set the scene with an expert and informative account of the controversial original production and the riotous reception of its first performance. Read More


A reminder that this is half term week for Oxford Academy of Dance, so there will be no ballet classes at URC tomorrow evening Friday 15th February.  All other classes continue as usual, and Friday classes will resume next week on 22nd February.

Also reminding you that Marina Collard will be teaching two more contemporary classes at URC on Mondays 18th and 25th February.  Please note the revised earlier time of 10.00am-12.00.
Don’t’ miss this further opportunity to work with Marina… and as usual artists wishing to sketch are very welcome.