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Resolution! At The Place for 2014

Resolution! @ The Place

The Place once again opened it’s annual Resolution! festival up to reviewers who wish to be partnered by a professional critic and pass judgment on some of the UK’s most promising new dance companies. The Place has engaged with audiences and participants, championed the best ideas, and created inspiring conditions for artists and enthusiasts to [...]

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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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IDFB 2014

IFDB 2014

One of Europe’s largest dance festivals, International Dance Festival Birmingham is back for 2014 with another huge celebration of dance. From ballet to breakdancing, contemporary to circus the programme is jam-packed and now on sale. At the end of January festival staff, media, funders, sponsors, partners and friends of the festival joined co-Artistic Directors David [...]

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Excitement for MOVE IT!

MOVE IT 2014

The UK’s biggest dance event is just around the corner! MOVE IT is a dance haven for any fan, young or old and no matter what style of dance you love! The event offers classes, seminars, workshops, performances, shopping – the list goes on! Spread over three days from 7-9 March at London’s Olympia, there [...]

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English National Ballet My First Ballet: Coppélia

Following the My First Ballet series, English National Ballet and English National Ballet School are presenting Coppélia from April to the delight of young children everywhere. From 5 April–25 May 2014 the Peacock Theatre in London and a national tour will see Coppélia visit Shrewsbury, Manchester, Tunbridge Wells, Woking, Aylesbury and Bromley. My First Coppélia [...]

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The Dancing Plague

The Dancing Plague

Almost 500 years ago a whole town was overcome with a “Dancing Plague” that saw people dropping dead from dancing, exhausted. This phenomenon has parallels with Romantic classical ballet Giselle, with Hilarion forced to dance to his death by the Wilis. Protagonist Albrecht, meanwhile, is saved by Giselle, her love for him just as strong [...]

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Rambert’s Curious Incident

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Britain’s oldest dance company, Rambert, is set to host community performances of the National Theatre’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the Olivier award-winning production. South London community groups, along with representatives of local employers and businesses, will have the opportunity to watch the production when it is performed in the round [...]

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MOVE IT For Gemma Coldicott

Gemma Coldicott

Gemma Coldicott, Step into Dance’s Inclusive Dance Development Officer, has a wealth of dance experience. From studying Dance in the Community at Laban to gaining a Masters in Inclusive Arts Practice from the University of Brighton, Gemma is a leader in her field. Since her studies Gemma now works to mentor and support freelancers teaching [...]

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Rachel Burn – Freedom And Fulfilment In Freelancing

Rachel Burn

Rachel trained at Middlesex University, and the Merce Cunningham Studios in New York, where she also performed with the Repertory Understudy Group. She has choreographed for Cloud Dance, Actual Size, Middlesex University Students, Switchback Productions and currently a variety of her own projects, including ‘Pull Through, Flick’ performed at Woking Dance Festival, G Live and [...]

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Daria Klimentová: End Of An Era

Daria Klimentova © Laurent Liotardo Photography

Daria Klimentová, one of English National Ballet’s Lead Principals has announced she will retire after dancing the role of Juliet at the Royal Albert Hall in June with long-time partner Vadim Muntagirov. Despite his recent departure to The Royal Ballet the pair have formed one of the most admired ballet partnerships. He will return to [...]

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