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Moulin Rouge heads to the stage

The entertainment group Global Creatures, the co-producers of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, has confirmed it will bring Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! to the stage. Another hit production from Luhrmann, Moulin Rouge! tells the story of a young poet and writer, named Christian, who falls in love with the star of the [...]

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Hydration for dancers

Dancers are often compared to athletes in the sense of their aesthetic performance, however it is clear the dancing body is just that – an athlete. As an athlete that places huge demands on the body, there is often no let up for the dancer to have a break, let alone an adequate break within [...]

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Sustainable dance careers

Colleges and universities which offer dance as a course of study have recently changed tack in what they offer students. For many, training students in a practical way – focusing on technique and the aesthetic – was as far as the course went. Students were left to graduate from the programme and blindly battle in [...]

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DDMIX

DDMIX – Diverse Dance Mix – is new for 2016 in the dance fitness market. It is a full body aerobic workout programme, devised by former prima ballerina Darcey Bussell CBE, alongside Nathan Clarke. Adding another string to her bow, Bussell has since led DDMIX training sessions and one off workshops, adding her famous face [...]

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Stage Mums

A new comedy web-series, Stage Mums, is the latest craze to hit screens, following in the wake of similar shows such as the US Dance Moms and the UK Dance Mums. For anyone who has been involved in a dance competition, they will immediately connect with the escapades and trials of the dance world for [...]

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The Addams Family musical comedy

The UK & Irish premiere of new musical The Addams Family is scheduled to open at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh on 20 April 2017, directed by Matthew White. As a musical comedy, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice( the creators of multi award-winning Jersey Boys) the show is set to delight fans across [...]

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Rambert revealed in 2016

In Rambert’s 90th anniversary year, the company will open the doors of its South Bank home to the public for a special two-week edition of Rambert Revealed – the company’s annual programme of public events, tours and workshops. In addition to watching dance, people will also have the chance to take part in a range [...]

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Ingrid Gow – Australian Ballet belle

Ingrid Gow was born in Randwick, Sydney in 1987. She knew from the age of four that she wanted to grow up to be a ballerina. Her training began at Academy Ballet in Sydney and continued at New Zealand School of Dance. In 2007 Ingrid successfully auditioned for Royal New Zealand Ballet, where she danced [...]

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Setback city

Setbacks are, unfortunately, part of a dancer’s life. Whether you didn’t get the part in the production you wanted, you didn’t achieve the highest mark band in your exam or you are healing from an injury, there are many reasons why your enjoyment of and development in dance may falter. At some point along the [...]

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42nd Street to open in London

The classic musical 42nd Street is set to open at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London’s West End next year, delighting fans of the iconic musical which has not been seen for some time. Popular with amateur dramatic companies, the musical follows the lives of performers as they struggle to make their names on Broadway. [...]

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