Hailing from Somerset, Ed was a Royal Ballet Senior Associate before continuing his studies at Elmhurst Ballet School. He graduated from Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in 2010. During his final year he featured in Rambert’s production of A Linha Curva by acclaimed Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili, which toured throughout the UK and he also appeared in BalletBoyz: The Next Generation for More4. Ed is one of the directors of the BalletBoyz Dancer’s Course and this is his seventh season with the company. Continue reading BalletBoyz’s Ed Pearce on Fourteen Days
Charlotte Spencer works as a choreographer, occasional performer, facilitator and curator. She is a Sadler’s Wells Summer University artist 2015-18 and an Artist Activator for Greenwich Dance. She has been commissioned by Greenwich Dance and Trinity Laban, Salisbury International Art Festival, Brighton & Hove Libraries, Jerwood Gallery, Turner Contemporary, Our Woods – Corby and Siobhan Davies Dance. She has made performance work with young people, older adults, community groups as well as professional artists. Continue reading Charlotte Spencer – Is this a Waste Land?
The Royal Academy of Dance and Angela Rippon are set to inspire over-55s with new specifically tailored Silver Swans® ballet classes, a pilot project launched in the UK and US. Angela Rippon has been appointed the Ambassador for campaign to inspire more over-55s to take up ballet, following new research which demonstrates improved confidence and balance in older adults who dance. Continue reading Silver Swans
Linked.dance is the name of a website designed specifically to connect more disabled children and young people to dance opportunities in south east London. It has been developed by the Linked partnership of Candoco Dance Company, Greenwich Dance, Magpie Dance and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and was launched earlier this year at the Co Motion inclusive dance platform at the Laban Theatre. Continue reading Linked.dance
Vamos Cuba!, the sizzling spectacular from celebrated Cuban choreographer Nilda Guerra, returns to London for a run at Sadler’s Wells’ West End venue The Peacock, from 24 October – 11 November. The show received its World Premiere at Sadler’s Wells last summer, and returns to the West End to bring some Cuban sunshine to Autumn. Continue reading Vamos Cuba! returns!
From September to December, dance remains a feature within the Barbican’s Autumn season for 2017. Continue reading The Barbican’s Autumn highlights
Musical theatre stars Michael Ball, Beverley Knight, Lee Mead, Sophie Evans, John Owen-Jones and the musical theatre group Collabro will appear as part of Stages, a festival aboard the Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas cruise ship. Setting sail in 2018 on 15 October, this new musical theatre cruise has been announced to the great delight of fans of the genre. Stages is run by Floating Festivals, and is a unique chance to experience truly different entertainment. Continue reading Musical theatre-themed cruising
Applications are currently open for the 2018 Prix de Lausanne, one of the world’s most prestigious international ballet competition, held annually in Switzerland. Candidates had until 30 September to register, and now have until 22 October to submit a video recording to support their application. Continue reading Applications open for international ballet competitions
Touring company Motionhouse has announced the dates for the premiere tour of its brand new production Charge, a new multimedia dance-circus which premieres next month. October will see the company present the new dance piece at a number of venues, inspired by energy. It focuses on the electrical charge that sparks human life, from hearts beating to the memories humans make. Continue reading Motionhouse announces tour of new production
English National Ballet has announced its 2018 Spring/Summer season, including a world premiere of new work by William Forsythe created especially for English National Ballet, a new version of My First Ballet: Swan Lake to tour the UK and Kenneth MacMillan’s The Sleeping Beauty to be performed at the London Coliseum. Continue reading English National Ballet’s 2018 Spring/Summer season