5 SOLDIERS dance production live streamed

The Space recently commissioned the live stream of Rosie Kay’s acclaimed dance show 5 SOLDIERS, kicking off its national tour of army barracks. As a result, the streamed performance from a working Army drill hall in central London was brought to a whole new audience. It was commissioned as part of The Space’s mission to use digital technology to bring great art to wider audiences, and viewers around the world experienced 5 SOLDIERS through YouTube, Facebook Live and on the internet with distribution partners including Sadler’s Wells, The British Army and BBC Arts Digital. Continue reading 5 SOLDIERS dance production live streamed

DanceXchange announces autumn performance season

DanceXchange, the Midlands-based dance house, recently announced its latest performance season, running from 22 September until 2 December 2017. The new season sees DanceXchange present performances that are inspired by the science of the sun and the magic of the moon; an exploration of the cathartic power of dance, the enduring link between dance and music; and stories of womanhood and community. Continue reading DanceXchange announces autumn performance season

The Fierce Festival line-up

Held across Birmingham from 16-22 October, the Fierce Festival line-up has been announced for 2017. The international festival of performance will present live art, theatre, dance, music and installations, taking over Birmingham whilst exploring themes as diverse as the rituals of clubbing, mental health, “fandom” and fan art, and climate change. The 2017 programme contains fifty events with five world premieres, twelve UK premieres, with artists hailing from ten countries across four continents. Continue reading The Fierce Festival line-up

Cirque Éloize’s Saloon

Cirque Éloize, a world leader in contemporary circus, is heading back to the West End with the UK premiere of its new show, Saloon. Running from Wednesday 4 – Saturday 21 October at The Peacock, the show is inspired by the rich legacy of the Wild West. Saloon showcases the company’s trademark blend of spectacular circus and drama to create the colourful characters swinging through the saloon doors and delighting audiences. Continue reading Cirque Éloize’s Saloon

Rambert tours with new and iconic works

Rambert is to tour two new dance works around the UK, performed alongside treasured favourites, some of the company’s best loved work. The company will welcome commissions from Andonis Foniadakis and Ben Duke, and it will present large-scale contemporary dance works across the UK. This tour will see the first time the company has been to Southampton since its last performance at the Mayflower Theatre in 1992. Continue reading Rambert tours with new and iconic works

Mentorship scheme launched for women in the arts

Kate Bryan, Tamara Rojo and Elizabeth Freestone are among those joining a scheme to help nurture the next generation of women leaders in the arts, through University Women in the Arts. It is a new scheme to mentor the next generation of female leaders, launched earlier this year at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins. Continue reading Mentorship scheme launched for women in the arts

Karis Scarlette – En Avant Ballet

En Avant Ballet was founded by Karis Scarlette, a former Royal Ballet dancer. Throughout her training, she was lucky enough to be coached by Royal Ballet dancers and teachers such as Sir Anthony Dowell, Anya Linden, Jay Jolley, Dame Beryl Grey, Wayne Sleep OBE and Darcey Bussell CBE. Karis has danced in a wide range of productions with The Royal Ballet including The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and Tales of Beatrix Potter. She graduated from the Royal Ballet School alongside current ballet stars such as Sergei Polunin, Claire Calvert and Bethany Kingsley-Garner. Continue reading Karis Scarlette – En Avant Ballet