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Mariinsky Ballet To Visit London In 2014

Mariinsky Logo

The Mariinsky Ballet has announced plans for its London season in the summer of 2014: the season will run from 28 July to 14 August at the Royal Opera House, opening with the classic tale Romeo and Juliet. The company will also dance a triple bill of The Firebird, Marguerite and Armand and Concerto DSCH, [...]

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Treacle Holasz – Today’s Pioneer

Treacle Holasz

Treacle Holasz is an emerging Irish, Ukrainian choreographer who combines her eclectic heritage to create comical and engaging physical theatre. Her latest piece ‘Why Fronts: A Contemporary Lap Dance’ is being showcased as part of The Place’s Resolution! 2014 festival. When did you begin dancing, where and why? At around the age of 4 my [...]

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August Bournonville

August Bournonville

Iconic classical ballet productions such as Swan Lake, La Sylphide, Giselle, and The Sleeping Beauty are all the work of one choreographer: August Bournonville. It is arguable that La Sylphide is perhaps the most internationally famous representative of classical Danish ballet, created by Bournonville and paying homage to the distinct Danish style of classical ballet. [...]

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News for British Ballet Organisation

British Ballet Organisation

John Travis, the director of the British Ballet Organisation, recently announced significant news which will enable the BBO to develop, secure its future and enhance the support and service provided to its members and the dance profession. It’s current home, Woolborough House, has been a much loved home for the organisation; however the BBO has [...]

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Johan Kobborg Appointed Director Of The National Romanian Ballet

Johan Kobborg

Johan Kobborg has recently been appointed as director of the National Romanian Ballet, taking up his new post in February 2014. This announcement came after the first night of Kobborg’s production of La Sylphide for the company, which opened on 7 December, meaning Kobborg will be at the helm of the company, steering it in [...]

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Flagship Children’s Theatre For Darlington

Darlington Borough Council

Darlington Borough Council has announced it intends to use £600,000 of ring-fenced funds from the future sale of Darlington Arts Centre to help create a flagship children’s theatre which will become the first permanent performance space for children’s touring company Theatre Hullabaloo. The company will bid for £1.5 million of Arts Council England capital money [...]

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The Art of Food

Nutrition Pyramid

Following injuries, it is paramount that dancers recover as quickly as possible, and diet can particularly aid this. And it’s not just about what you eat, it’s about what you shouldn’t eat too; junk food fills holes without providing any nutrients, just empty calories, and caffeine reduces bone-mineral density and increase fluid loss. In order [...]

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MOVE IT 2014: The UK’s Biggest Dance Event

MOVE IT 2014

MOVE IT, the UK’s biggest dance event is back for 2014. From 7-9 March, Olympia London will be the home to over 100 live performances, inspirational dance classes spanning all genres and live interviews with renowned dancers and celebrities from the dance world. Tickets for this fantastic dance event are now on sale, in addition [...]

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West End Star To Launch Events Company

Louise Dearman

Renowned West End performer Louise Dearman is to start up a new events entertainment company with her partner Andrew Eastel and choreo­grapher Ian Stroughair, named Backslap. Backslap will initially offer four productions that can be performed at events including private parties, awards ceremonies and corporate events. The four shows being created by Backslap are a [...]

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The Albany’s £1 Ticket Offer

The Albany

South East London’s Deptford has a secret weapon in the form of The Albany, the Southbank Centre for non-central Londoners. The arts venue is also a meeting and training place, a social place, a work place and a performance space, in addition to being a cafe and a place for young children. The venue has [...]

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