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TourDigs.com

TourDigs.com is set to be a dream come true for touring performers who are working around the UK. As the brainchild of Daniel Bolton – who has recently finished his stint in the West End show Bend It Like Beckham – TourDigs.com is the revolutionised way to book digs and accommodation across the country, with [...]

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Farewell for Carlos Acosta

Carlos Acosta is set to bid farewell to classical ballet with his final performances at Royal Albert Hall for a limited run, from 3-7 October 2016. Entitled The Classical Farewell, the programme will celebrate highlights from Acosta’s career which led him to being cited as the most famous male dancer of his generation. Taking to [...]

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Samuel Tétreault – circus celebrity

Born in Montreal, Samuel Tétreault began his artistic development at age 14 at the Montreal National Circus School of Canada where he studied for seven years. There he developed a passion not only for the acrobatics but also for dance and theatre. Upon graduating in 1996 he started his career as a hand-balancer, winning several [...]

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The Olivier nominations

The 2016 Olivier Award nominations have recently been announced, with much excitement amongst the performing arts industry. The nominations were revealed in London, and are presented by the Society of London Theatre. They will be announced at a ceremony at the Royal Opera House on 3 April, as the 40th anniversary year of the awards. [...]

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Avoiding injury

Dance injuries can unfortunately be common; whilst many can be rectified with rehabilitation, it can often be helpful to work hard at avoiding injury altogether. Certain precautions can be taken before, during and after class in order to limit any damage you may do to your body whilst dancing. You only have one! Do not [...]

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Maddie Ziegler’s next steps

Early February saw an announcement by Entertainment Tonight that 13 year old Maddie Ziegler was set to leave the hit reality television show Dance Moms, and the Abby Lee Dance Company to boot, after season six. Industry rumours circulated about Ziegler’s involvement in Sister, a film project written and directed by the pop star Sia, [...]

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Bow to the barre

Barre work is the most important part of ballet class – echoed by any teacher – in order to set up the body’s foundations to move into the centre and onto allegro. The barre is where you learn to stand, move, and hone in on the body and how it is performing in the class, [...]

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Solo concerts for musical theatre stars

Two of the West End’s most treasured leading ladies in theatre have announced upcoming solo concerts at the Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square, London, as a delight to fans who will be able to see the icons up close. It was recently announced the Casino would host the ladies in their own concerts: Kerry Ellis [...]

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Theatre 2016 – industry-wide conference

A major industry-wide conference looking at challenges within the theatrical sector is set to take place in May this year, aiming to establish what needs to be done to ensure success and sustainability within the industry of theatre. Tipped as the largest industry-wide conference open to everyone who cares about the future of the theatre [...]

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Co-production for the Royal Ballet and Bolshoi Theatre

The Royal Ballet and the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia have announced the first co-production between the two companies. Established choreographer Christopher Wheeldon has worked on a new ballet named Strapless, which recently received its world premiere in London. The piece was part of an all-Wheeldon mixed programme which also included After the Rain and Within [...]

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