Just Us Dance Theatre presents the Let’s Shine mentorship programme

When choreographer Joseph Toonga co-founded Just Us Dance Theatre with Ricardo Da Silva and Rudeen February in 2007, a major part of the company’s ethos was to inspire, support and nurture others. In 2013, the company set up the first of two mentoring programmes, Let’s Shine, to empower young hip hop performers and provide them with tools and opportunities to develop themselves as artists and individuals. Continue reading Just Us Dance Theatre presents the Let’s Shine mentorship programme

Kensington Palace to stage its first public theatre production

An immersive theatre production is to be staged at the home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this spring, marking the first time that actors have put on a public performance at the royal residence. Actors will tread the boards at the home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for a play about Queen Caroline and Lady Henrietta Howard. Continue reading Kensington Palace to stage its first public theatre production

The last performances of Richard Alston Dance Company

On 7 & 8 March at Sadler’s Wells, Richard Alston Dance Company will give its final ever performances. Alston is determined for his company to go out on a high as they bid goodbye after 25 years. The Final Edition programme features three London premieres, two by Alston and one by associate choreographer Martin Lawrance. Continue reading The last performances of Richard Alston Dance Company

English National Ballet and English National Ballet School present My First Ballet: Cinderella

English National Ballet and English National Ballet School will present a new version of the much-loved fairy-tale ballet, Cinderella, as part of its My First Ballet series created especially for children as young as three. Adapted to an hour in length and with a narrator to help young audiences follow the story, My First Ballet: Cinderella is the perfect introduction to the magic of ballet. Continue reading English National Ballet and English National Ballet School present My First Ballet: Cinderella

Birmingham Royal Ballet celebrates Valentine’s weekend with classics and pas de deux

Birmingham Royal Ballet and its internationally acclaimed orchestra, the Royal Ballet Sinfonia led by Principal Conductor Paul Murphy, present an evening of romance with A Valentine’s Celebration of Music and Dance this February. Continue reading Birmingham Royal Ballet celebrates Valentine’s weekend with classics and pas de deux

Harlequin Floors to collaborate with dance academics to protect dancers’ feet from injury

Harlequin Floors, the global leader in advanced technology flooring for dance and performing arts, will support Dr Luke Hopper, one of the world’s authorities on the biomechanics of dance and injury prevention, as well as the specialist dance podiatrist Dr Sarah Carter, from the University of Western Australia, on research looking at protecting young dancers’ feet from injury. Continue reading Harlequin Floors to collaborate with dance academics to protect dancers’ feet from injury