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Audiences will soon be able to experience the Tony® Award-winning musical NEWSIES in cinemas for the first time this month, when it makes its cinema debut in the UK, Germany, Australia and New Zealand, following a cinema launch in the US. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the show is based on the 1992 film: it [...]

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The Royal Ballet School’s special collections

Recently the Royal Ballet School launched a unique and exciting online project that traces the story of the founding of a national ballet in Britain, through specially curated collections. Named The Ballet History Timeline, it is a new, interactive online tool that relates to the wider history of classical ballet as a theatre art form. [...]

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Russell Maliphant returns

Russell Maliphant Company is set to restage classic and early dance pieces as part of maliphantworks, at the Print Room at the Coronet. It is one of few venues in West London to produce and present dance work; this co-production with Russell Maliphant Company sees the venue’s regular spring dance slot being filled for 2017 [...]

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Winners of the 17th National Dance Awards

The Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle recently announced the winners of the 17th National Dance Awards, with many successes. Legendary ballet dancer Dame Beryl Grey won the De Valois award for outstanding achievement, and English National Ballet won the outstanding company prize. With so many up and coming dancers included in the nominations list [...]

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SYTYCD is back

So You Think You Can Dance will soon be back for a 14th season this summer, returning to its original format of featuring adult dancers between the ages of 18-30. The programme, now an Emmy Award winner, dabbled in the featuring of younger dancers, however it is now back to its original focus on older [...]

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Dance on Camera festival

The annual Dance on Camera Festival recently took place, co-presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Centre and Dance Films Association. Kicking off at the beginning of the month, the line up of films was full of favourites from the dance world, bringing together an eclectic mix of pop legend Justin Timberlake, swing dance, a [...]

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Behind the scenes with Airbnb

Airbnb has started to let travellers get to know the places they visit, not only by staying in a home away from home in the traditional sense of using the service, but also by experiencing the destination with local people who share their interests. With the launch of its new Experiences section, Airbnb’s intriguing new [...]

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Combatting stage fright

Stage fright can creep up on any dancer, from amateur to professional! It may not seem like a common ailment when dancers look so composed and confident on stage, however the feeling can develop over time or simply be managed well. It can affect dancers of any genre in any dance company, and can also [...]

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Leslie Bowman – Thriller hype

Leslie is originally from Wellington, New Zealand. He graduated from Laine Theatre Arts in 2015 with a National Diploma in Dance. Credits include: Sleeping Beauty – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre (2013), Snow White & The Seven Dwarves – Richmond Theatre (2014), West End Heroes – Dominion Theatre (2013, 2014, 2015), Thriller! Live – Lyric Theatre (2015-present). [...]

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Dance at the Barbican

London’s Barbican is a venue full of theatre and dance this year. In its most ambitious dance offer to date, the Barbican is a world-class arts organisation which pushes the boundaries of all major art forms. This new season brings genre-defying performances to the city from around the world, with audiences able to watch works [...]

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