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Jesus Christ Superstar under the stars

The acclaimed musical theatre pair, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, will have their work seen on the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s stage for the first time next summer, when their global hit musical Jesus Christ Superstar is revived at the venue from 15 July to 27 August. Jesus Christ Superstar in 2016 will [...]

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Gala of Spanish dance and dancers

A unique gala evening of Spanish dance and dancers, featuring two world premieres and dancers from The Royal Ballet, will be presented by the British Spanish Society on 26 November at The Place, London. The gala will celebrate the centenary year of the British Spanish Society, swiftly following the recent announcement of the nominations for [...]

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Why ballet?

Advocated by dance teachers all over the world, perhaps one of the most important reasons to take ballet lessons is because it provides dancers with the ultimate groundwork for the rest of their dance technique. Ballet forms the basis of every other dance style, and is imperative for the dancer to secure strong technique. Purely [...]

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The London International Mime Festival

Running from 9 January-6 February 2016, London’s annual celebration of contemporary visual theatre will form the London International Mime Festival, featuring some of the most eclectic and jaw-dropping theatre audiences are likely to see on a British stage. The Festival is a unique event in the theatre calendar, with the chance to see the very [...]

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The power of pointe

Now students are well and truly stuck into their autumn term, ballet teachers may want to introduce pointe work to regular ballet classes, taking into consideration the strength and ability of their dancers. It is essential pointe shoes are fitted correctly by an experienced and reputable fitter, especially if the dancer’s feet are still growing. [...]

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Cruise control

For many dancers, a cruise ship gig could be your perfect job. If you have considered backpacking around the globe, or even just soaking up the sunstone where exotic, combining your dance talents with this could be the perfect partnership. There are many reasons why working as a dancer on a cruise ship is a [...]

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The Role Of The Choreographer: a symposium

The Role Of The Choreographer In The Stage And Screen Musical is a free symposium taking place on 28 November, offered by the Society for Dance Research. The symposium will feature distinguished keynote speeches from Dame Gillian Lynne, acclaimed British dancer, choreographer and theatre/television director, to Professor Millie Taylor of the University of Winchester. Taking [...]

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Natalia Osipova and Sadler’s Wells – new work

Dance house Sadler’s Wells recently announced a programme of new work especially commissioned for ballet star Natalia Osipova as part of the theatre’s Spring/Summer 2016 season. Osipova is currently a Principal with the Royal Ballet, and joining with Sadler’s Wells for the new programme will see her married with much more contemporary works. World-renowned contemporary [...]

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Carlos Acosta’s A Classical Selection

Carlos Acosta’s A Classical Selection will play at the London Coliseum from 8-13 December 2015, presenting highlights from Acosta’s career in celebration of twenty four years as a dancer, on the London stage. Carlos Acosta is named by some as the great male ballet dancer of his generation, having thrilled audiences throughout the world with [...]

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Phoenix Dance Theatre’s new Academy

In partnership with Gateway Studios, the internationally acclaimed Phoenix Dance Theatre is set to launch a brand new high-quality training programme for talented young dancers aged 14 to 18 from across the North East, based on the hugely successful Phoenix Youth Academy in Leeds. The high quality tuition that Phoenix provides aims to transform local [...]

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