Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

The countdown begins until Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (known as The Trocks), the multi-award winning all-male, comedy ballet company, returns to the UK and receives its Ireland premiere this autumn during an eight-week, twelve-venue tour. It will begin at The Peacock in London on 11 September and concludes at Grand Opera House in Belfast on 3 November.
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The One Dance UK 2018 conference

The One Dance UK 2018 conference will take place on 23 – 24 November in Leeds, delivered in association with Leeds Dance Partnership. Titled ‘Leading the way – a stronger future for dance’, the conference will provide educational and networking opportunities aimed at everyone in the dance sector, from dance artists and choreographers to students, managers, teachers, academics and healthcare practitioners.
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NUREYEV – new film in nationwide cinemas

NUREYEV, from BAFTA nominated directors Jacqui and David Morris, will be launching in cinemas nationwide from 25 September 2018, with daily previews at Curzon Mayfair, London from 21 September. The striking and moving documentary traces the extraordinary life of Rudolf Nureyev, the most famous male ballet dancer of all time, who transcended the dance world to become a global icon. It charts his rise from humble beginnings, to his eventual defection to the West, an event that shocked the world.
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Ballet West launches Scotland’s first performance lower school

Ballet West in Taynuilt, West Highlands, has launched Scotland’s first High Performance Lower School for 12 to 16 year old aspiring ballet dancers. The school, based in Oban, opens on 14 August. This will complement the work of the Upper School where students train for the Hons Degree Course in Dance, validated by the Open University, and the successful Associates programmes in Edinburgh, Glasgow and new programme in Dundee.
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The impact of dance on health, wellbeing and empowerment

Yorkshire Dance, the dance development organisation for the region, alongside researchers from the University of Leeds, have published a report on the impact of dance on the health, wellbeing and sense of empowerment of young people. The research, funded by Arts Council England’s Research Grants programme, focused on two groups of young people, aged between 10 and 20, living in a deprived area of East Leeds.
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Dance at the Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest arts centre, sitting in the midst of London’s most vibrant cultural quarter on the South Bank of the Thames. The site has an extraordinary creative and architectural history stretching back to the 1951 Festival of Britain. Southbank Centre is home to the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery as well as The National Poetry Library and the Arts Council Collection, and in August will be presenting intriguing dance content.
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Alexandra Burke to join the cast of Chicago

Alexandra Burke will join the West End cast of CHICAGO at the Phoenix Theatre, playing the role of Roxie Hart from Monday 13 August until Saturday 14 October. She will join Martin Kemp as Billy Flynn, Mazz Murray as Mama Morton, Josefina Gabrielle as Velma Kelly and Paul Rider as Amos Hart. Martin Kemp will be staying in the London production of CHICAGO until 1 September.
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