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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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Smart Move For Dutch National Ballet

Dutch National Ballet

The Dutch National Ballet and game studio Game Oven are developing Bounden, the first two-player dance game for smart phones giving mobile users a first in this form of dancing technology. Similar to that of Merce Cunningham’s use of technology to choreograph, most notably for one of his last works, Biped, Bounden lets people dance [...]

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The U.Dance Awards!

U.Dance 2014

Youth Dance England, the national organisation passionate about advocating dance for young people, wants to champion the great work that goes on around the country to provide performance opportunities for children and young people. U.Dance is the primary vehicle for doing so and will take place this summer. The nationwide programme will support the people [...]

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Bourne’s Lord Of The Flies

Matthew Bourne

Matthew Bourne’s NEW ADVENTURES has announced the casting for its next dance theatre production, Lord of the Flies, based on William Golding’s classic novel. The production will be choreographed by Scott Ambler, and adapted and directed by both Matthew Bourne and Scott Ambler. Matthew Bourne’s NEW ADVENTURES has produced some of the most successful dance [...]

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