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Crazy for Gershwin

Crazy For Gershwin

Late April saw the new Crazy for Gershwin tour announced for October and November of this year. It is set to be a celebration of the works of George Gershwin, including classic orchestral compositions alongside a selection of show-stopping numbers, written in collaboration with his lyricist brother, Ira. The pair formed one of the most [...]

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Tamara Ashley: A Figurehead In Digital Dance

Tamara Ashley

Tamara Ashley works as an artistic director, curator, academic, writer and choreographer. She is currently the Artistic Director of dancedigital and also directs the MA Dance Performance and Choreography programme at the University of Bedfordshire. As Artistic Director of dancedigital, she has led on projects such as Digital Futures in Dance and the recent dancedigital [...]

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Strictly Come Dancing ‘Meet The Stars’ Weekend

Strictly Come Dancing

Donahey’s Dance School is set to host a special Strictly Come Dancing ‘Meet the Stars’ weekend in June in Warwickshire, offering avid fans of Strictly the chance to meet their dance icons on a weekend dance break. The weekend includes tuition and performances by Strictly Champion Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara, Anton Du Beke and [...]

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New Multi-Arts Festival For The Roundhouse Summer Sessions

Camden Roundhouse

The Roundhouse, Camden, has announced a new multi-arts festival, named ‘Roundhouse Summer Session, in some of the best live entertainment for London this summer. Whilst lots is going on inside, outside visitors can enjoy Camden Beach, the Roundhouse’s very own seaside resort, all of which is taking place throughout July and August. On the terrace, [...]

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Busby Berkeley: More Hollywood Treatment

Busby Berkeley

The son of an actor and actress, Busby Berkeley became a Broadway dance director in the 1920s after serving in the army during World War I. He came to Hollywood to work on films like Eddie Cantor’s Whoopee! in 1930 and turned to directing with the 1933 She Had to Say Yes and then Gold [...]

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Northern Ballet announces new ballet for children

Northern Ballet

Northern Ballet has announced that its much-anticipated enchanting new ballet for children, Elves & the Shoemaker, will première in Leeds this October, revealed on the evening of the television broadcast of its production Three Little Pigs. The company is extremely excited to launch this brand new production. Elves & the Shoemaker is the latest in [...]

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The Royal Ballet Graduate Scheme

The Royal Ballet

The Royal Ballet is set to launch a year-long training scheme for graduate dancers, aimed at providing female ballerinas in particular with an “extra chance” to gain employment in the industry. The number of female graduates entering the dance industry has been the topic of many conversations, so the steps to be taken by the [...]

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Ghost Peloton At The Yorkshire Festival

Ghost Peloton

Ghost Peloton is a ground-breaking collaboration between Glasgow-based public arts organisation NVA (they of the light suits and 2012 event Speed of Light) and Leeds based dance company Phoenix Dance Theatre. As night falls on the Friday 16 and Saturday 17 May an audience of over 3,000 people in Leeds will watch a ghost peloton [...]

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Learning To Dance

Learnuing to Dance

For most young children, dance class is a time to don the pinkest tights in town and join their friends in becoming fairies, soldiers and various other characters at the command of their teacher. It is only when children become a little older that ballet and dancing becomes a little more disciplined and structured. Instead [...]

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Punchdrunk And The National Theatre

Punchdrunk - The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable

Punchdrunk’s The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable, presented with the National Theatre, is set to close on 6 July after a full year of performances. It is the longest running show in London in Punchdrunk’s history and has already played to over 170,000 people in over 340 performances. This number is thought to increase to [...]

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