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BBC Young Dancer 2015

BBC Young Dancer 2015

BBC Young Dancer 2015 is a new award for young people that showcases the very best of young British dance talent. Young dancers will enter in one of four categories: ballet, contemporary, hip hop and South Asian dance. The competition will culminate in a grand finale at Sadler’s Wells, London, when the best dancers in [...]

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Phoenix Dance Theatre At Home

Phoenix Dance Theatre

Phoenix Dance Theatre will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ground-breaking 1964 Civil Rights Act by presenting Tenacity, a specially curated programme that commemorates the Act as a landmark piece of American legislation that allowed voices to be heard. It became a catalyst for change in many parts of the world. Presented at the Stanley [...]

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English National Ballet’s 2014/2015 season

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There has been lots of exciting news for English National Ballet recently, including its presenting Modern Masters: Icons of 20th Century Choreography at Sadler’s Wells in March 2015 (including works by Forsythe, Neumeier and Kylián), two new regional hubs for English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s programme, the My First Ballet series continuing with a [...]

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Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Autumn Season

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Birmingham Royal Ballet’s autumn season at Sadler’s Wells has recently been announced, including three one-act ballets touched in some way by war under the umbrella title of Shadows of War, and a revival of David Bintley’s fairytale, Beauty and the Beast BRB will be returning to its old London home with two fantastic productions for [...]

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Campaign To Boost Live Entertainment

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The union Equity has launched a campaign to increase live entertainment in public houses: pubs around the UK are being urged to host live entertainment – including theatre shows – as part of the new campaign, Live Entertainment Works! The campaign for more live entertainment is aimed at highlighting changes to licensing laws introduced in [...]

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Queensland Ballet’s London Debut

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Australia’s Queensland Ballet is set to debut the Olivier and Evening Standard award winning production of ‘La Sylphide’ at the London Coliseum from 4–8 August 2015. Over 30 years since it first captivated the capital’s audiences, the legendary production of August Bournonville’s ‘La Sylphide’ will return to London, performed by the internationally acclaimed Australia’s Queensland [...]

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The Right Start For The Academic Year

With many young dancers ready to become new students this month, it is important to keep your body healthy and in tip-top condition ready for the training ahead. If you are living away at a college or university and surrounded by other people, it is easy to let good eating habits slip and fall into [...]

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The Gender Debate

The Gender Debate

Many dance artists working in the industry would argue that there are still gender issues for them. Some audiences still retain the thought that dance equates to ballet for girls, full of prejudice and stereotypes. This is despite the leaps that have been made regarding gender equality in dance, leaving the uneducated public. To them, [...]

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Principal Casting For ENB’s Autumn UK Tour

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Principal casting for English National Ballet’s autumn UK tour, and performances of the classic The Nutcracker, have recently been announced, with a multitude of pairings to watch once summer is over. Joining English National Ballet from Boston Ballet, Alejandro Virelles will make his debut as Principal, performing the role of Prince Siegfried alongside Alina Cojocaru’s [...]

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Students’ Potential Is Within The Arts

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According to new research from University of Sydney academics, the arts are key to unlocking a child’s potential. While this may be the thought of many arts practitioners, especially of those in the education sector, it has not yet been formalised in findings. The study published in the Journal of Educational Psychology, tracked 643 primary [...]

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