Nominations open for the Jane Attenborough One Dance UK Award

Nominations are now open for the Jane Attenborough One Dance UK Industry Award, which honours an individual working in dance who has made an outstanding contribution to the art form. The award aims to highlight the important, but often unacknowledged, contributions made by individuals who make a real difference to how dance is created, supported and seen. Continue reading Nominations open for the Jane Attenborough One Dance UK Award

DanceEast’s Spring season

DanceEast is set to offer a vibrant line-up of performances and workshops at the Jerwood DanceHouse as part of its Spring season. Running from January through to May, the upcoming season demonstrates DanceEast’s commitment to providing opportunities to support artists at every stage of their careers, as well as developing dance within the community. Continue reading DanceEast’s Spring season

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s first relaxed performance

Birmingham Royal Ballet has announced its first ever relaxed performance, adding to the fast-growing repertoire of relaxed performances staged across London and the rest of the country. The relaxed performance will take place on 20 February 2018 at the Birmingham Hippodrome; it will have a shorter running time than usual, with changes to lighting, sound and seating to make the performance and auditorium a more inviting and welcoming space. Continue reading Birmingham Royal Ballet’s first relaxed performance

The Sound of Music to embark on a new UK tour

Bill Kenwright’s esteemed production of The Sound of Music is to embark on a new UK tour in 2018, it has recently been announced. As such an iconic musical, this will delight musical theatre fans across the country, able to see a timeless classic on their doorsteps. The show opens at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin on 19 December and will then embark on the tour from 9 January at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley. Continue reading The Sound of Music to embark on a new UK tour

Flamencos del Sur at The Peña Flamenca de Londres

The Peña Flamenca de Londres, London’s friendly flamenco club, has this year welcomed Flamencos del Sur, a group of top-class performers travelling directly from Granada. Sunday 10 December saw the group present its ‘puro flamenco’, a super-charged gypsy style that is a far cry from choreographed ballet flamenco. Flamencos del Sur was born from Jingle, the well-known British flamenco guitarist who has been based in Spain for many years. Continue reading Flamencos del Sur at The Peña Flamenca de Londres

La Soirée

La Soirée, in its upgraded home of Aldwych Theatre, is a heady mixture of nonsensical comedy and jaw-dropping feats of strength and flexibility. Like any show of this kind, it is a revelation to present such an eclectic mix of characters as part of the performance, making up a hugely talented company. Continue reading La Soirée

Tango After Dark’s world premiere

Germán Cornejo’s Tango After Dark will receive its world premiere at London’s The Peacock theatre, running from Wednesday 28 February – Saturday 17 March. International tango star Cornejo will be welcomed back to London with his company, widely acclaimed by critics and audiences all over the world as one of the most distinguished tango artists working today. His company is made up of a cast of 10 dancers, including his long term dance partner and collaborator Gisela Galeassi.  Continue reading Tango After Dark’s world premiere

Northern Ballet announces major national tour of children’s ballet

Northern Ballet’s original pioneering ballet for children, Ugly Duckling, is set to return to stages across the country with an extensive tour throughout spring 2018. The production will run from May to June 2018, visiting more than 20 theatres, offering audiences up and down the country the chance to see the esteemed production. Continue reading Northern Ballet announces major national tour of children’s ballet


Britain’s leading contemporary dance company, Rambert, is inviting the world’s finest early-career dancers to join Rambert2, a new wing of the company designed to develop and showcase the next generation of highly skilled dancers. Rambert2 will tour the UK in autumn 2018 with a triple bill of works by three of the most exciting choreographers working in dance today. Alongside revivals of Rafael Bonachela’s and Sharon Eyal’s breakthrough works E2 7SD and Killer Pig, Rambert2 will create a new piece by former Alvin Ailey dancer and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet artistic director Benoit-Swan Pouffer. Continue reading Rambert2

Didy Veldman’s new work for Umanoove

Under the artistic direction of Didy Veldman and commissioned by DanceEast, Umanoove presents The Knot: a brand new dance production for 2018. It will be performed at DanceEast, Ipswich and G Live, Guildford in February 2018, followed by an Autumn Tour, examining the social and personal significance of marriage in contemporary Western society. DanceEast will host the piece’s world premiere, where Veldman launched her company Umanoove in 2016. Continue reading Didy Veldman’s new work for Umanoove