Silver Swans

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 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

Vamos Cuba! returns!

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!

Musical theatre-themed cruising

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

Motionhouse announces tour of new production

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’s 2018 Spring/Summer season

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

Romantic Revolution

Ekaterina Krysanova, Semyon Chudin, Maria Alexandrova and Vladislav Lantratov of the Bolshoi Ballet, along with students of London Russian Ballet School, presented Romantic Revolution earlier this month, staged at the London Palladium on 18 September. Entitled Romantic Revolution, the performance was a philanthropic endeavour to engage young children in ballet and impart some of the richness of the art onto them. Accessibility is the name of the game, with tickets priced affordably to enable as wide an audience as possible to see Bolshoi artists perform. Continue reading Romantic Revolution

Company Wayne McGregor’s Autobiography

Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Wayne McGregor, the multi-award winning British choreographer and director, will present the world premiere of Autobiography, from Wednesday 4 – Saturday 7 October, at Sadler’s Wells, London. His company works under the name Company Wayne McGregor as a Sadler’s Wells Resident Company. Autobiography will follow its London premiere with a UK and world tour. Continue reading Company Wayne McGregor’s Autobiography