The dance sector has again been well recognised in Her Majesty The Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. Dance is hugely diverse, and the awards demonstrate how strong dance’s contribution to culture is. Continue reading Dance in Her Majesty The Queen’s New Year’s Honours list
DanceEast is set to offer a vibrant line-up of performances and workshops at the Jerwood DanceHouse as part of its Spring season. Running from January through to May, the upcoming season demonstrates DanceEast’s commitment to providing opportunities to support artists at every stage of their careers, as well as developing dance within the community. Continue reading DanceEast’s Spring season
Birmingham Royal Ballet has announced its first ever relaxed performance, adding to the fast-growing repertoire of relaxed performances staged across London and the rest of the country. The relaxed performance will take place on 20 February 2018 at the Birmingham Hippodrome; it will have a shorter running time than usual, with changes to lighting, sound and seating to make the performance and auditorium a more inviting and welcoming space. Continue reading Birmingham Royal Ballet’s first relaxed performance
Bill Kenwright’s esteemed production of The Sound of Music is to embark on a new UK tour in 2018, it has recently been announced. As such an iconic musical, this will delight musical theatre fans across the country, able to see a timeless classic on their doorsteps. The show opens at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin on 19 December and will then embark on the tour from 9 January at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley. Continue reading The Sound of Music to embark on a new UK tour
Musical theatre fans of the iconic production Evita, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic musical collaboration, have cause to celebrate. Evita will run at the Phoenix Theatre for 12 weeks this summer having opened at the West End theatre on 2 August, running until 14 October with previews from 28 July.
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The BBC has recently unveiled a new radio programme which is dedicated solely to regional theatre. Radio 4’s Opening Night will visit a different UK town or city each month and meet the actors, writers and directors working on local professional productions. The plans for the news show followed an announcement of a regional theatre show last year, to showcase the wealth of talent in that area of theatre. For most audiences this form of theatre makes up the majority of their theatre-going habit.
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Evangelia Kolyra is a Greek born, London-based artist and performer. Working within the choreographic realm, her work takes place within theatre spaces, site-specific, film and installation contexts and spans dance, theatre and performance art to explore the performative state. Through her physically demanding choreography, Evangelia’s work bridges contemporary dance and the contemporary visual arts, incorporating the unexpected, humorous and sometimes dark sides to the psychology of human experience.
Continue reading Evangelia Kolyra – collaboration: a challenging but vital process
Cirque Éloize will return to the Edinburgh Fringe this year after an 18 year break: it will mark Cirque Éloize’s second time at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and follows a critically-acclaimed 1999 run of Circus Excentricus. This year the company will present Cirkopolis, an imaginative and humorous show seen by over 450,000 in 100 cities in 30 countries. It won the Drama Desk Awards for Unique Theatrical Experience in 2014.
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A new theatre is set to open in west London in October this year, named the Playground Theatre. The venue was originally founded in 2001 as a space for artists to explore theatrical ideas, without being a fully-fledged venue. After much restoration and conversion to the physical site, the Playground Theatre will open as a venue. Utilising a budget of £270,000, the new theatre will boast a seating capacity of up to 200, with a flexible stage and two dressing rooms.
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Tony Award-winning Center Theatre Group has entered its second half-century at The Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center in downtown Los Angeles, celebrating with its 2017-18 Season curated by Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. In addition to two Tony-nominated musicals featuring a Tony-winning play and the world premiere of a Center Theatre Group commission, the season’s programming will also present the American premiere of Matthew Bourne’s most recent masterpiece The Red Shoes. Continue reading The American premiere of The Red Shoes