Candoco Dance Company became the first contemporary dance company to perform on Strictly Come Dancing last month when it opened the results show on 25 November. The renowned contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers performed a brand new piece choreographed by former Strictly judge Arlene Phillips to David Bowie’s Life on Mars, alongside thirteen of the BBC programme’s professional dancers. Continue reading Candoco Dance Company on Strictly Come Dancing
NUREYEV, from BAFTA nominated directors Jacqui and David Morris, will be launching in cinemas nationwide from 25 September 2018, with daily previews at Curzon Mayfair, London from 21 September. The striking and moving documentary traces the extraordinary life of Rudolf Nureyev, the most famous male ballet dancer of all time, who transcended the dance world to become a global icon. It charts his rise from humble beginnings, to his eventual defection to the West, an event that shocked the world.
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Alexandra Burke will join the West End cast of CHICAGO at the Phoenix Theatre, playing the role of Roxie Hart from Monday 13 August until Saturday 14 October. She will join Martin Kemp as Billy Flynn, Mazz Murray as Mama Morton, Josefina Gabrielle as Velma Kelly and Paul Rider as Amos Hart. Martin Kemp will be staying in the London production of CHICAGO until 1 September.
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Sadler’s Wells theatre has partnered with the BBC to present DanceWorks on BBC Four, four 30-minute artist-led films for broadcast as part of its forthcoming dance season. The films will be broadcast from Monday 7-Thursday 10 May. Continue reading Sadler’s Wells partners with BBC
The hit film The Greatest Showman, which has taken theatrical audiences everywhere by storm, will be screened as part of the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre programme, featured in a special events line-up. The outdoor venue has announced its one-off events for the summer, the The Greatest Showman is amongst those to be shown in the west London arts venue. Continue reading The Greatest Showman screening
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
Last year the Really Useful Group partnered with one of China’s biggest entertainment groups, Shanghai Media Group Live, which owns 13 theatres and several performing arts companies. The pair partnered on Chinese-language musicals and training in a bid to develop the country’s musical theatre industry. It is the live entertainment arm of Shanghai Media Group, which owns television and radio channels as well as news outlets and TV and film production arms. Continue reading Really Useful Group’s Chinese partnership
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