Ballet’s boy from the Midlands is back

Posted: January 27, 2011

Tim Rushton: ballet’s boy from the Midlands is back

He’s a major choreographic force in Scandinavia, but Danish Dance Theatre’s Brummie artistic director is little-known over here. He talks to Judith Mackrell about his struggle for acceptance – in private as well as public.

Britain might be good at producing choreographic talent, but we’re not always so clever at keeping it. Over the last two decades, we’ve lost the likes of Christopher Wheeldon, David Dawson, Paul Lightfoot to big foreign companies. On that list is a fourth, less well-known name – that of Tim Rushton.

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