Northern Ballet to go live on the silver screen

Northern Ballet will make its live cinema debut with David Nixon OBE’s Dracula, streamed to cinemas from the newly redeveloped Leeds Playhouse on Halloween this year. Northern Ballet has also announced that Cathy Marston’s Victoria will be screened in cinemas on 25 June, following the ballet’s world première tour, a huge coup for audiences. Both productions will be available to view in cinemas throughout the UK, and this marks Northern Ballet’s first venture into cinema with full-length productions. Continue reading Northern Ballet to go live on the silver screen

Decreasing arts budgets

Focusing on arts organisations in Bath as the example, analysis suggests that decreasing local arts budgets will lead to additional financial loss. Recent data has revealed that these arts organisations have consistently attracted three times as much financial support from other sources as they have been granted by the local council, which has stayed steady as the council has cut its annual contribution by more than half over the past decade. Continue reading Decreasing arts budgets

The Greatest Dancer? SYTYCD!

So You Think You Can Dance, first gracing our television screens many moons ago, has enjoyed at least a dozen series. It’s format focused on featuring adult dancers between the ages of 18-30, and popularised many established choreographers among the masses, such as Mia Michaels. The programme, now an Emmy Award winner, dabbled in the featuring of younger dancers, however it soon returned to its original focus on older dancers. Continue reading The Greatest Dancer? SYTYCD!

BalletBoyz’ Liam Riddick

Originally from South Wales, Liam was a NDCWales associate and Royal Ballet Junior associate before studying contemporary dance at Coleg Gwent in Newport. This led Liam to London to complete his degree at London Contemporary Dance School. Upon graduating Liam joined Richard Alston Dance Company, touring nationally and internationally for eight years. During his time in the company Liam was nominated seven times in six consecutive years at the Critics Circle National Dance Awards. In February 2018 he won Best Male Dancer 2017. He has also danced for James Cousins Dance, was featured in renowned photographer Rick Guest’s exhibition and book ‘What Lies Beneath’, and was Dancing Times dancer of the month. Liam joined BalletBoyz in October 2018. Continue reading BalletBoyz’ Liam Riddick

Achieving your dance goals

Usually it is the end of a year that sees dancers and performers mapping out the goals that they hope to achieve in the future, however there is nothing to stop you defining new goals at any time of the year. It could even be argued that setting goals at the start of a new year adds unnecessary pressure to doing so, and may mean you are less likely to attain these goals. Even if you don’t want to focus on conventional resolutions, it is still easy to jot down a few things you’d like to improve on. Continue reading Achieving your dance goals