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The Value Of Performing Arts

Department for Culture, Media & Sport

The music, performing and visual arts sector (including theatre), is now worth £5.4 billion a year in contributing to the UK economy, new figures from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport have revealed. It is clear here that performing arts have a huge value for the UK as a whole, let alone every individual [...]

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The Royal Ballet School Seminars

The Royal Ballet School

The Royal Ballet School has launched Inspire, a series of six seminars for classical ballet teachers starting in May 2015. Held across the UK, the inspiring events will support continued professional development and networking for dance professionals from all teaching backgrounds and societies, devised and delivered by the School. The seminars will explore good teaching [...]

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The Professional Dancer

Professional Dancer

Do you want to take your dancing to a professional level? As glamorous as it may seem, the life of a performer is a lot of hard work, pain and strict dedication to the goal. If you still wish to pursue a career in dance you must strive for it completely, as it requires a [...]

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Follies With Henshall And Baranski


Christine Baranski, Russell Watson and Ruthie Henshall are set to star in a concert production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Follies at the Royal Albert Hall on 28 April. Directed by Craig Revel Horwood, with choreography by Andrew Wright, the music for the production will be performed by the City of London Philharmonic Orchestra. The Follies [...]

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Australian Dance Theatre Celebrates 50 Years

Australian Dance Theatre

In 2015, Australia’s oldest contemporary dance company, Australian Dance Theatre, will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. This huge milestone is a fantastic achievement, with the company surviving many decades of different arts views. To commemorate the milestone, Australian Dance Theatre will present a “50th Anniversary Gala” at the Dunstan Playhouse down under in July: through [...]

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Multi-Screen Brighton Cinema Plans Retreat

Brighton Hippodrome

The plans for new multi-screen Brighton cinema have made a hasty retreat after the developer made a swift turnaround on the plan to use a historic venue. Campaigners are now celebrating the dismissal of the plans, which aimed to convert the historic Brighton Hippodrome into a multi-screen cinema and shops. Entertainment company Vue wrote to [...]

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National Deaf Children’s Society Seeks Aspiring Deaf Dancers And Musicians

National Deaf Children

A new competition from the National Deaf Children’s Society – named Raising The Bar – has been announced in order to encourage young deaf dancers and musicians to showcase their performance skills. Entering is simple, just through the NDCS website, and could mean the young artists could show off their talents and attend a masterclass [...]

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Merce Cunningham Trust Money For Two Arts Groups

Merce Cunningham

The Merce Cunningham Trust, established in 2000 to further the iconic American choreographer’s legacy, has announced an award of $250,000 to the Baryshnikov Arts Centre, and $375,000 to the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Both organisations were seemingly highly important to the choreographer during his life, especially the Foundation for Contemporary Arts as it was founded [...]

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The Associates


The Sadler’s Wells’ Associate Artists, some of whom will form the upcoming ‘The Associates’ programme, represent some of the most exciting talent in contemporary dance today. For this particular programme at Sadler’s Wells, three Associates will present new and critically acclaimed work in February. Crystal Pite, Kate Prince and Hofesh Shechter will together celebrate the [...]

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Dance Relationship Resolutions

2015 Dance Resolutions

Did you make any new year’s resolutions for 2015? Were any to do with dance, and have you managed to keep them? Some long term resolutions for the dance studio, however, may be easier to keep, as they can improve and maintain a good relationship with your teacher and fellow students. Try not to moan [...]

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