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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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Northern Ballet announces new ballet for children

Northern Ballet

Northern Ballet has announced that its much-anticipated enchanting new ballet for children, Elves & the Shoemaker, will première in Leeds this October, revealed on the evening of the television broadcast of its production Three Little Pigs. The company is extremely excited to launch this brand new production. Elves & the Shoemaker is the latest in [...]

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The Royal Ballet Graduate Scheme

The Royal Ballet

The Royal Ballet is set to launch a year-long training scheme for graduate dancers, aimed at providing female ballerinas in particular with an “extra chance” to gain employment in the industry. The number of female graduates entering the dance industry has been the topic of many conversations, so the steps to be taken by the [...]

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Ghost Peloton At The Yorkshire Festival

Ghost Peloton

Ghost Peloton is a ground-breaking collaboration between Glasgow-based public arts organisation NVA (they of the light suits and 2012 event Speed of Light) and Leeds based dance company Phoenix Dance Theatre. As night falls on the Friday 16 and Saturday 17 May an audience of over 3,000 people in Leeds will watch a ghost peloton [...]

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Learning To Dance

Learnuing to Dance

For most young children, dance class is a time to don the pinkest tights in town and join their friends in becoming fairies, soldiers and various other characters at the command of their teacher. It is only when children become a little older that ballet and dancing becomes a little more disciplined and structured. Instead [...]

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Punchdrunk And The National Theatre

Punchdrunk - The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable

Punchdrunk’s The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable, presented with the National Theatre, is set to close on 6 July after a full year of performances. It is the longest running show in London in Punchdrunk’s history and has already played to over 170,000 people in over 340 performances. This number is thought to increase to [...]

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Sandrine Monin At the Yorkshire Festival

Sandrine Monin

Sandrine Monin, who will be performing in Ghost Peloton with NVA & Phoenix Dance Theatre, is a professional dancer anticipating the upcoming performance of the Yorkshire Festival. When did you begin dancing, where and why? I started dancing when I was about 3 years old in France. I think it was kind of a love [...]

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O Snap at the Unicorn Theatre

O Snap at the Unicorn Theatre

O Snap, a co-production of Het Lab Utrecht, tanzhaus NRW and supported by Take-Off: Junger Tanz Dusseldorf and Grand Theatre/Jonge Harten Theaterfestival Groningen is set to run from 22-23 May at the Unicorn Theatre in London. Aimed at participants aged 13 and above, O Snap is a dance performance about finding your own identity in [...]

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Nicky McGinty: At The OM Yoga Show

OM Yoga Show 2014

Nicky McGinty, professional dancer and choreographer, is the pinnacle of Ballet Yoga, set to be presented at the OM Yoga Show and MBS Experience in Manchester from 10-11 May. In a unique fusion of Contemporary Ballet and Vinyasa yoga, the techniques are combined to create enormous strength, flexibility, fat burning, co-ordination and great posture. When [...]

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Relaxed Matilda

Matilda the Musical

West End musical Matilda will hold a relaxed performance of its hit production in the summer. It will be aimed at audiences with autism and learning difficulties, and the Royal Shakespeare Company, which produces the show, has been working with the National Autistic Society. The performance will be held on 15 June. The show has [...]

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