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Merger Body Success For Dance

A Life In Dance

In March it was announced that Arts Council England has awarded a major grant for a new strategic dance body. The three year commissioned grant for a ground-breaking consortium will bring four leading dance organisations together to create a unified “go-to” industry body: Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (ADAD), Dance UK, National Dance [...]

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Amazon For Tickets!

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Amazon has upped its presence in the theatre marketplace recently, announcing it will now sell theatre tickets, becoming further involved with the artistic industry. As a giant global retailer, Amazon appears to see UK theatre – and specifically the West End – as an area into which it can expand. Despite some cynicism, its entry [...]

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Shechter Junior

Hofesh Junior

The internationally renowned Hofesh Shechter Company recently announced the launch of its new company, Shechter Junior. This new venture, providing resource for aspiring professionals, is an apprentice programme for talented, young dancers between the age of 18 and 25 years old. Shechter Junior emerged from Hofesh Shechter and his Company’s commitment to nurturing young artists [...]

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Public Square Dancing In China

Public Square Dancing In China

It has recently been reported that the millions of people who gather to dance in China’s public spaces will have to keep time with government regulations in future. In a country where censorship and strict regulations are in place as the norm, it seems this could spell the end for public square dancing in China, [...]

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Emerging Dancer 2015

English National Ballet Emerging Dancer 2015

The winner of English National Ballet’s 2015 Emerging Dancer Award – the company’s sixth competition – was Jinhao Zhang. Zhang, who joined the Company just last year after graduating from English National Ballet School, performed the Dying Swan which he choreographed himself, and also a pas de deux from Don Quixote with fellow nominee and [...]

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Matilda The Musical Relaxed

Matilda the Musical

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s record-breaking production of Matilda The Musical is set to stage its second relaxed performance at London’s Cambridge Theatre in June this year. The specially adapted performance of the hit musical will take place on 14 June, offering full access to theatre and providing a special experience for those who may not [...]

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The 2015 Olivier Awards

2015 Olivier Awards

The nominations for the 2015 Olivier Awards have recently been announced, following a year of the Olivier panel viewing huge numbers of performances across the board. The nominees for outstanding achievement in dance are Sadler’s Wells’ Associate Artist Crystal Pite for her choreography in The Associates, The Tempest Replica and Polaris – also at Sadler’s [...]

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The Dance Manifesto For 2015

Dance UK

MPs have been urged to raise the profile of dance in a new manifesto that came to light during February from stalwart Dance UK. Politicians are now under further pressure to ensure dance plays a greater role in young people’s education, following what has been labelled a constant “undermining of arts subjects” by high-profile MPs. [...]

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New Arts Space From Wayne McGregor

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance

Iconic choreographer Wayne McGregor is set to create a new world-class arts space in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London. The leading company Wayne McGregor | Random Dance has set its sights on 2016 for the space to materialise. Studio Wayne McGregor – to be built within Here East – will be a [...]

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Trevor Nunn To Direct Two Gentlemen Of Verona For ArtsEd students

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Trevor Nunn, an eminent figure of theatre, is set to direct ArtsEd students in their amateur production of William Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona, a huge coup for both the students and Arts Educational. Nunn is an internationally acclaimed director and ArtsEd Patron; ArtsEd is the first UK drama school to work with Nunn on [...]

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