Dance Hub Birmingham announces first Artistic Commissions and Bursaries

Dance Hub Birmingham has announced the dance practitioners and organisations who have been successful through the first round of its Developing Practice Grants and Artistic Commissions funding applications. Dance Hub Birmingham has invested in three artistic commissions, which will see new work created in Birmingham and the West Midlands, and confirms support for four dance practitioners as part of the Developing Practice programme. Continue reading Dance Hub Birmingham announces first Artistic Commissions and Bursaries

Really Useful Group’s Chinese partnership

Last year the Really Useful Group partnered with one of China’s biggest entertainment groups, Shanghai Media Group Live, which owns 13 theatres and several performing arts companies. The pair partnered on Chinese-language musicals and training in a bid to develop the country’s musical theatre industry. It is the live entertainment arm of Shanghai Media Group, which owns television and radio channels as well as news outlets and TV and film production arms. Continue reading Really Useful Group’s Chinese partnership

Glenn Wood Tap

The Glenn Wood Tap technique is a dynamic tap dance syllabus that is both fun to teach and fun for students to learn; ability-based rather than age-based. Consisting of 14 levels from beginner to professional, Glenn Wood Tap – the syllabus, is both comprehensive and user friendly, designed for both teaching tap dance and evaluating tap dance. What sets it apart from other syllabi is that it is founded on solid technique, whilst being fluid, relaxed and enjoyable. Continue reading Glenn Wood Tap

Dance Consortium Presents Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Last seen in the UK in 2015, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the multi-award winning all-male, comedy ballet company, will return to the UK and receive its Ireland premiere in 2018 during an eight-week, twelve-venue tour beginning at The Peacock, London on 11 September. It will conclude at the Grand Opera House, Belfast on 3 November. Continue reading Dance Consortium Presents Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Sadler’s Wells Sampled

Sadler’s Wells starts the new year with the return of the dance taster festival Sadler’s Wells Sampled. It will feature world-class dance and a series of workshops and foyer activities, on Friday 2 & Saturday 3 February 2018. The festival gives audiences a chance to experience the broad range of dance presented at Sadler’s Wells at affordable prices, with proms style standing tickets available for just £5, with all other tickets at £20. Following its London run, Sampled will then tour to The Lowry, Salford Quays as part of The Movement, a producing partnership for dance between Sadler’s Wells, The Lowry and Birmingham Hippodrome. Continue reading Sadler’s Wells Sampled

Birmingham Hippodrome extension approved

Planning has been approved for the new Dance Hub Birmingham development for the Birmingham Hippodrome campus, which will support its positioning as a leading international hub for dance. Designed by UK architect practice Austin-Smith:Lord, the New York-inspired rooftop extension will enable increased access for local artists and communities, developing the infrastructure for the vibrant and growing dance sector in Birmingham and the wider West Midlands region. Continue reading Birmingham Hippodrome extension approved