Denada’s TORO: Beauty and the Bull

TORO: Beauty and the Bull, DeNada Dance Theatre’s new production by artistic director and choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra, is a full length narrative work which presents a Hispanic take on the fairytale Beauty and the Beast. TORO then embarks on a national tour from 22 March to 27 April. It is a tragicomedy played out by conquistadors, female bulls and animals in drag.

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Scottish Ballet announces its 2018 season

Following performances in Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scottish Ballet will take Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling north to Shetland, Orkney, Lewis and Argyll. Sponsors Loganair will fly the dancers and crew to the islands, whilst Calmac will transport the set and costumes. This is the first time Scottish Ballet has toured a full-scale production to such remote locations, where the company will turn local sports complexes and town halls into full scale theatres for the performances, giving regional audiences the same experience as those in the city. Continue reading Scottish Ballet announces its 2018 season

Sadler’s Wells’ landmark anniversary

Sadler’s Wells has announced 20 landmark commissions to mark the 20th anniversary of the iconic London theatre. Natalia Osipova, Mark Morris, William Forsythe, Sharon Eyal and Akram Khan are among the internationally acclaimed artists presenting new work, which will be produced or co-produced by Sadler’s Wells in 2018 for its big year. Continue reading Sadler’s Wells’ landmark anniversary

BBC outlines new arts and culture programming for 2018

BBC Arts has outlined some of the BBC’s ambitions for dance programming in 2018, in amongst the planning for arts and culture in the coming year. Today’s thriving dance scene will be honoured with a special season of programming for BBC Four this spring, featuring some of today’s most exciting dance makers and the enduring legacy of others, whilst shining a light on a broad range of dance styles from ballet and contemporary, to tap and hip-hop. Continue reading BBC outlines new arts and culture programming for 2018