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Funny Dance Quotes To Make You Smile!

Twyla Tharp Quote

Some dance related quotes to make you smile… we hope they hit the mark! “I could dance with you until the cows come home. On second thought, I’d rather dance with the cows ’til you come home.” Groucho Marx (in the 1933 movie Duck Soup), American comedian, actor and singer (1890 – 1977) “Part of [...]

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Rewind: Dominic North, Stateless & Ariel

Dominic North

Although it’s around a year old now this interesting video for the Leeds based band Stateless’s song Ariel includes a “digital” performance from dancer Dominic North. The dance was completely improvised by Dominic, the concept behind  it being the struggle between good and evil. If you are interested in finding out a little bit more [...]

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Mark Ronson’s Ballet

Mark Ronson

(Image courtesy of The Royal Opera House) Producer Mark Ronson, known for his cooperation with singers Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse, is working alongside The Royal Ballet choreographer Wayne McGregor on a piece called Carbon Life, which will be premiered by the Royal Ballet in April. Eighteen ROH dancers will be accompanied by a number [...]

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Let There Be Light Suits!

The Wrecking Crew Orchestra Meets iLuminate

Anyone who has seen the movie Tron Legacy will probably have been impressed by the stunning CGI world, within which most of the action took place. One of the elements that made Tron Legacy so visually iconic were the light suits worn by the characters throughout most of the film. Sony Ericsson has capitalised on [...]

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The Most Incredible Thing… Is Back

"The Most Incredible Thing" - Sadler

Another marriage of pop music and ballet is coming! By popular demand, following the 2011 success of “The Most Incredible Thing”, the Pet Shop Boys and choreographer Javier De Frutos bring the award-winning ballet back to the stage with performances at Sadler’s Wells Theatre (Islington) between 25th March till 7th April. About The Most Incredible [...]

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Pointes to Prove – Dance Examinations

Pointe Shoe

Image by Lambtron, via Wikimedia Commons This is the time of year when a lot of students and children are preparing for their upcoming ballet and dance exams. The date looms and your teacher is stressing almost as much as you are (more, maybe). You start to wonder who your examiner will be, that person [...]

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Levi’s & The Korea National Ballet

Korea National Ballet & Levi

A great example of ballet in a modern setting! Levi’s latest commercial for their Korean Stretch to Fit jeans advertising campaign has been generating a lot of Internet buzz lately. It features two dancers from the Korea National Ballet performing an urban pas de deux on the streets of Seoul. If you look carefully you [...]

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Margot

Dame Margot Fonteyn de Arias

Director Tony Palmer’s documentary about Margot Fonteyn focuses on the astonishing life of one of the world’s greatest and most admired dancers. Fonteyn transcended the ballet world to become a celebrity of her time, although will be remembered by most ballet lovers for her incredible partnership with Rudolph Nureyev. Their first performance together was Giselle [...]

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Strictly Darcey?

Darcey Bussell

(CC image courtesy of scillystuff on Flickr) In January Simon Cowell announced that Alesha Dixon would be joining the judging team of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent… effectively leaving a spare seat at the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing judges desk! There is much speculation in the UK press currently that Darcey Bussell will be offered the [...]

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Setting Up At MOVE IT 2012

The first box of stock arrives!

A few photos of the Dance Direct stand (302) being set up yesterday at MOVE IT 2012… The stock arrives at the Olympia! A view from the stands! Dance Direct at Stand 302… the set-up starts! Going up! Atmospheric! Slowly getting there! Television sorted! Coca-Cola and power driver… the essential tools! Do we have enough [...]

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