Candoco Dance Company became the first contemporary dance company to perform on Strictly Come Dancing last month when it opened the results show on 25 November. The renowned contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers performed a brand new piece choreographed by former Strictly judge Arlene Phillips to David Bowie’s Life on Mars, alongside thirteen of the BBC programme’s professional dancers. Continue reading Candoco Dance Company on Strictly Come Dancing
To many, the only difference between introverts and extroverts is where they get their energy. Extroverts are energised by social interaction and drained by time spent alone, while introverts are the opposite. Being one or the other does in no way mean you will or will not have a wonderful experience of dance or a successful dance career. Many might assume that for dancers to be successful, they have to be extroverts who feed off attention, and that introverts don’t enjoy being in the spotlight. Continue reading Dancers – the extroverts?
Breakin’ Convention, a Sadler’s Wells project, has announced the return of exciting and innovative projects for emerging artists, with a range of development opportunities and public performances. These far-reaching initiatives exhibit Breakin’ Convention’s commitment to supporting hip hop dance, both in the UK and internationally. Continue reading Breakin’ Convention announces development projects for emerging hip hop talent
For both dancers and artistic directors, it is a hard balance between learning new choreography and performing repertoire. Whilst it is important to advance the art form and to continue to push the boundaries of where dance sits within the wider artistic industry, but equally the act of looking backwards nods to dance history and keeping legacies alive. Continue reading Learning repertoire vs new creations
2018 is the 25th anniversary of Studio Wayne McGregor and to celebrate, the company would like to give 15,000 hours of space away to artists through its FreeSpace programme, helping them to share their time and skills with others. Continue reading 15,000 hours to celebrate 25 years of Studio Wayne McGregor
Rambert’s 92nd anniversary saw the launch of a new database documenting every Rambert premiere since The Tragedy of Fashion premiered in 1926, detailing which dancers and musicians performed, names of the creative teams, music and venue, as well as the other pieces performed that night if part of a triple bill. The last nine decades for the company have been encapsulated in one database in order to preserve its performance history. Continue reading Rambert’s nine decades of dance
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
Acclaimed dance-circus company Motionhouse has launched an immersive digital portal for audiences and students to learn more about its new production, Charge, currently on tour around the UK and Europe. Art meets science with this new digital innovation, helping mark the company’s 30th anniversary year. Continue reading Art Meets Science With New Digital Innovation