BalletBoyz® presents Young Men at Wilton’s Music Hall

The internationally acclaimed all-male dance company BalletBoyz® will present Young Men at Wilton’s Music Hall from 13–17 November, choreographed by Iván Pérez to a live version of the score, composed by cult singer songwriter Keaton Henson. It will be a new adaptation of the work, a portrayal of soldiers’ lives as part of the final 14–18 NOW season which marks the centenary of the armistice. Continue reading BalletBoyz® presents Young Men at Wilton’s Music Hall

New fund to promote learning through the arts in schools

It has been revealed that the Paul Hamlyn Foundation will grant £750,000 a year to arts organisations, helping primary school teachers use the arts in their classrooms. Cultural organisations and primary schools will be supported to work collaboratively to bring the arts into classrooms across the UK, following the launch of the new fund earlier this year. The Teacher Development Fund will therefore invest around £750,000 a year in partnership projects that promote learning through the arts by providing teacher training. Continue reading New fund to promote learning through the arts in schools

Janis Claxton – shining a light on female choreography

Based in Edinburgh and touring internationally, Janis Claxton Dance is a multi-award winning company with a reputation for bringing high quality works to new and diverse audiences including large-scale performances in Scotland’s National Museums and Galleries, Edinburgh Zoo and Edinburgh International Science Festival. The company’s latest and highly acclaimed work POP-UP Duets (fragments of love), was presented at National Museum of Scotland as part of the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe and Made in Scotland Showcase. It will soon visit Jacob’s Pillow.

Known for her diverse and unique works and her abilities to craft exquisite material with world-class dancers, Janis has worked as a choreographer, teacher and movement director internationally including for; Scottish Opera, Dantzaz, National Theatre of Scotland, Kaohsiung Spring Arts Festival, Beijing Dance/LDTX, National Dance Company of Wales, Beijing Dance Festival, Edinburgh International Science Festival, National Museum of Scotland, Beijing Dance Academy, UK NOW Festival China, World Expo Shanghai, Back to Back & Lung Ha Theater Companies, Sichuan Peoples Art Theatre, and many more.

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English National Ballet’s Autumn – Winter season

This Autumn-Winter season, English National Ballet presents four critically acclaimed productions: Lest We Forget, Manon, Swan Lake, and Nutcracker. The season will run from 20 September 2018 – 20 January 2019.

To commemorate the end of the First World War, English National Ballet’s acclaimed Lest We Forget programme returns to Sadler’s Wells, London, in September 2018, opening the company’s 2018/2019 season. Featuring three poignant works, Lest We Forget reflects on the experiences of those who fought in the conflict, and those who stayed behind. Drawing on superb design and evocative scores, choreographers Liam Scarlett, Russell Maliphant and Akram Khan have created dance pieces full of unforgettable and haunting images. Continue reading English National Ballet’s Autumn – Winter season