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The power of pointe

Now students are well and truly stuck into their autumn term, ballet teachers may want to introduce pointe work to regular ballet classes, taking into consideration the strength and ability of their dancers. It is essential pointe shoes are fitted correctly by an experienced and reputable fitter, especially if the dancer’s feet are still growing. [...]

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Cruise control

For many dancers, a cruise ship gig could be your perfect job. If you have considered backpacking around the globe, or even just soaking up the sunstone where exotic, combining your dance talents with this could be the perfect partnership. There are many reasons why working as a dancer on a cruise ship is a [...]

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The Role Of The Choreographer: a symposium

The Role Of The Choreographer In The Stage And Screen Musical is a free symposium taking place on 28 November, offered by the Society for Dance Research. The symposium will feature distinguished keynote speeches from Dame Gillian Lynne, acclaimed British dancer, choreographer and theatre/television director, to Professor Millie Taylor of the University of Winchester. Taking [...]

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Natalia Osipova and Sadler’s Wells – new work

Dance house Sadler’s Wells recently announced a programme of new work especially commissioned for ballet star Natalia Osipova as part of the theatre’s Spring/Summer 2016 season. Osipova is currently a Principal with the Royal Ballet, and joining with Sadler’s Wells for the new programme will see her married with much more contemporary works. World-renowned contemporary [...]

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Carlos Acosta’s A Classical Selection

Carlos Acosta’s A Classical Selection will play at the London Coliseum from 8-13 December 2015, presenting highlights from Acosta’s career in celebration of twenty four years as a dancer, on the London stage. Carlos Acosta is named by some as the great male ballet dancer of his generation, having thrilled audiences throughout the world with [...]

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Phoenix Dance Theatre’s new Academy

In partnership with Gateway Studios, the internationally acclaimed Phoenix Dance Theatre is set to launch a brand new high-quality training programme for talented young dancers aged 14 to 18 from across the North East, based on the hugely successful Phoenix Youth Academy in Leeds. The high quality tuition that Phoenix provides aims to transform local [...]

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Matthew Bourne honoured with ‘Outstanding Contribution to British Theatre’

One of Britain’s best loved choreographers, for his innovative modern dance takes on classic stories, was honoured at the UK Theatre Awards with The Stage Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Theatre. Matthew Bourne, who already has five Olivier Awards under his belt, has built on his theatrical success year after year. His company is [...]

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A touring initiative for contemporary dance

A rural touring initiative has been set up for contemporary dance, involving eight companies which will tour their shows to rural venues in 2016-17. Contemporary dance companies will join forces with the National Rural Touring Forum in an initiative to take the art form to new audiences, with further companies already shortlisted for the following [...]

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Young Creatives 2016

Young Creatives 2016 will showcase the work of up to ten young choreographers at the high profile Rambert headquarters on London’s South Bank, as part of Youth Dance England’s well-known project. Selected choreographers will take part in two weekends of workshops, talks and sharings with professional choreographers and dance artists, at the Royal Opera House [...]

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The Dance Within Us, by English National Ballet 

English National Ballet has recently announced its latest project – The Dance Within Us – as a new residency at Tate Liverpool. To coincide with performances of its award-winning production Le Corsaire at Liverpool Empire from 18–21 November, English National Ballet announced The Dance Within Us, taking place on 20 November as a programme of [...]

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