Les Misérables Broadway production to tour the UK

The Broadway production of Les Misérables is set to tour the UK this year, with the show opening at Curve Leicester before heading to venues throughout the country. A hugely popular and long-running show in its own right, the touring production of Les Misérables will enable even more audiences to see the musical, outside of London and away from Broadway.  Continue reading Les Misérables Broadway production to tour the UK

American ballet company offers commentary during performance

Drawing inspiration from live commentary during sports events, a performance of Sleeping Beauty by San Jose company New Ballet has offered audiences the chance to dial into a conference call from their mobile and listen to anecdotes, background and analysis from a ballet expert alongside the performance.  Continue reading American ballet company offers commentary during performance

NoFit State Circus and Motionhouse return from down under

NoFit State Circus and Motionhouse are back in the UK following a trip to Australia to perform their outdoor dance-circus collaboration BLOCK to audiences from all around the Commonwealth at Festival 2018, the arts and cultural programme of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. The Australian dates have consequently kicked off six-month tour of BLOCK this summer.  Continue reading NoFit State Circus and Motionhouse return from down under

Aaron S. Watkin – Semperoper Ballett’s Artistic Director

Aaron Sean Watkin graduated from the National Ballet School of Canada and enjoyed a full career in dancing with The National Ballet of Canada, English National Ballet and Dutch National Ballet. He was then invited by world-renowned choreographer William Forsythe to become a principal dancer with Ballett Frankfurt, and later joined the National Dance Company of Spain under the directorship of Nacho Duato. Continue reading Aaron S. Watkin – Semperoper Ballett’s Artistic Director

China to build new city dedicated to the arts

China is set to build a huge city dedicated to the arts, recent reports have stated. The £2 billion 988-acre site, 60 miles from Beijing, will include performance venues, a museum, exhibition space for artist residencies and offices. It is the latest of a number of “cultural towns” to be built by private developers, and the city could ‘open’ as early as next year. Continue reading China to build new city dedicated to the arts

Elmhurst Ballet School presents its summer shows

Elmhurst Ballet School, the associate school of Birmingham Royal Ballet, has announced details of its popular annual summer shows. Between 6 and 13 July, ‘Summer Creations – An Evening of New Work’ will showcase an ambitious programme of new commissions and world premieres by highly sought after choreographers, the school’s artistic staff and prize winning students. Continue reading Elmhurst Ballet School presents its summer shows

Sadler’s Wells commissions Akram Khan to create new film

Sadler’s Wells has commissioned Associate Artist Akram Khan to create a short film inspired by XENOS, his final new full-length solo. The seven minute film, XEN, produced by Illuminations for Sadler’s Wells, is a reimagined version of Akram Khan’s performance but for the screen, and is available for viewers to watch online. XEN is part of Sadler’s Wells’ commitment to developing new forms of dance which reach new and further audiences. Continue reading Sadler’s Wells commissions Akram Khan to create new film

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance announces the tour of Contagion

This autumn Shobana Jeyasingh Dance brings Shobana’s latest dance work Contagion to six science, art and war-related sites across the country. As a major new dance work, the tour opens on 15 September at the Gymnasium Gallery in Berwick-upon-Tweed, a former army barracks where soldiers were sent to keep fit during the First World War. Continue reading Shobana Jeyasingh Dance announces the tour of Contagion