What is the recipe for pirouette success?

Pirouettes are often a dancing nemesis for young aspiring performers who dream of making dancing their career. Often physical skills and attributes are deemed most important for pirouette success, however it is arguable that attitude and approach hold as much weight as the physical skills required to perform multiple turns. Common faults include being off balance, not engaging core muscles and holding the turn out, not coordinating the arms, head and eyes, not spotting something specific and not using the floor correctly when taking off, then not controlling the ending of the pirouette. Continue reading What is the recipe for pirouette success?

Richard Alston Dance Company announces its Sadler’s Wells season

Richard Alston Dance Company has announced its Sadler’s Wells season, Quartermark, which will run on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 March 2019.

Following the announcement of the company’s closure in 2020, this will be the first of its final two seasons at the theatre. As the company enters its 25th year, it will present two works by Alston, and one by the company’s associate choreographer, Martin Lawrance under the title Quartermark.
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The Knot Autumn tour

The much anticipated autumn tour of Didy Veldman’s The Knot, for her company Umanoove, kicks off at Lakeside Arts, Nottingham on Tuesday 6 November. The tour of the wedding-inspired dance theatre work follows a successful spring tour, and also heads to Cambridge, Birmingham, Portsmouth, Bracknell, Worthing, London, Jersey, Plymouth, Bournemouth and Malvern. Continue reading The Knot Autumn tour

Bradley Waller of BalletBoyz

Bradley Waller trained at the NECB School and Rambert School for Ballet and Contemporary Dance. Originally joining as an apprentice, Bradley became a full-time member of BalletBoyz in three months and is now also one of the directors of the Dancer’s Course. He has toured nationally and internationally and will make his fifth season with the company. Continue reading Bradley Waller of BalletBoyz

Scottish Ballet its celebrates 50th anniversary

Scottish Ballet recently announced its 2019/2020 season including the world premieres of Helen Pickett’s The Crucible opening the Edinburgh International Festival dance programme in 2019, and Christopher Hampson’s The Snow Queen in Winter 2019. To create new work on an unprecedented scale, Scottish Ballet also launches Five in Five, aiming to stage five new full-length ballets in five years. Continue reading Scottish Ballet its celebrates 50th anniversary

Rambert for 2018/19

There is a lot on the cards for Rambert during the remainder of this year, and into next year too. As part of the company’s work there will be new works by Marion Motin and Benoit Swan Pouffer, the UK revivals of Wayne McGregor’s PreSentient and Hofesh Shechter’s In Your Rooms, and new partnerships with Manchester International Festival, The Royal Ballet and Théâtre de la Ville, Paris. In addition to this, Rambert2 launches its inaugural season, including works by Rafael Bonachela and Sharon Eyal, and Ohad Naharin’s Kamuyot. Continue reading Rambert for 2018/19