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English National Ballet’s Le Corsaire Available On-Demand

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English National Ballet’s Le Corsaire is now available on-demand in HD for the first time, courtesy of Collections. To rent, the cost is £3.99, and to buy, it is £10.99, expanding the ballet content of Le Corsaire is the first production to be captured live for English National Ballet. Le Corsaire (The Pirate) [...]

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Dancing Cheek To Cheek: An Intimate History Of Dance

A new series of ‘discovering dance’ programmes will hit our television screens ahead of Christmas, courtesy of BBC 4, dancing dandy of Strictly Come Dancing fame Len Goodman and historian Lucy Worsley. Throughout three episodes they will take to the floor to reveal the untold story of British dance, and show how Britain’s historical dances [...]

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Billy Elliot’s Live Screening

Billy Elliot

The recent live screening of the much-loved Billy Elliot the Musical has topped the UK and Ireland cinema box offices, with takings of £1.9 million. The screening, which was broadcast live from London’s Victoria Palace Theatre to more than 500 cinemas on 28 September, beat new releases such as The Equalizer and The Boxtrolls to [...]

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Strictly Come Dancing 2014

Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing is back for 2014! Judges Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli will all be returning to the popular BBC1 show, ready to judge 15 celebrities on their ability to jump, jive and boogie. The final line-up of celebrities for 2014 has recently been finalised and announced, and they [...]

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Busby Berkeley: More Hollywood Treatment

Busby Berkeley

The son of an actor and actress, Busby Berkeley became a Broadway dance director in the 1920s after serving in the army during World War I. He came to Hollywood to work on films like Eddie Cantor’s Whoopee! in 1930 and turned to directing with the 1933 She Had to Say Yes and then Gold [...]

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BBC’s ballet season

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As part of a major season of programmes on the BBC, which will also include rare footage of Margot Fonteyn in Sleeping Beauty from the 1950s, ex-Prima ballerina Darcey Bussell will reveal the ballerinas who have inspired her throughout her career and out the other side. BBC2 will present Darcey’s Ballerina Heroines, on 1 March [...]

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Strictly Christmas Lineup Confirmed!

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas

The Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special lineup has been confirmed with the show returning to Christmas Day again for 2013. Six brand new celebrities take part in a festive edition of the show. The pairings are as follows: Rochelle Humes & Ian Waite Sara Cox & Robin Windsor Elaine Paige & Pasha Kovalev Matt Goss [...]

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Ben Tackles Ballet For Strictly

Ben Cohen

One of the nations favourite evening entertainment television shows, Strictly Come Dancing, has already gone through the usual set of harsh critiques, soft touches and goodbyes for its contestants. Ex-prima ballerina Darcey Bussell – and President of the Royal Academy of Dance – is back on the hit show for a second series as judge, [...]

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Pushy Parents?

Dance Moms

It has been the subject of much speculation over many years, however with the turn of the twenty-first century it seems that dancers will stop at nothing to achieve. Behind these dancers are their parents and dance teachers, encouraging and even directing these young students into a dance world they may not wish to be [...]

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Game Changers

Sky Sports Game Changers

Sky Sports has recently launched an initiative to get more children involved in sport by launching ‘Sky Sports Game Changers’ on Saturday mornings. An both an incentive and an inspiration, the show will feature regular appearances from a host of sports stars and Sky Ambassadors including David Beckham and Jessica Ennis-Hill to persuade children to [...]

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