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Site Specific Sweeney Todd

Tooting Arts Club

London’s oldest pie and mash shop is set to host a site-specific production of Sweeney Todd from the end of October for around four weeks: Harrington’s Pie and Mash shop in Tooting will become the setting for Stephen Sondheim’s musical thriller in a production by Tooting Arts Club. The show will run from 21 October [...]

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Campaign To Boost Live Entertainment

Equity

The union Equity has launched a campaign to increase live entertainment in public houses: pubs around the UK are being urged to host live entertainment – including theatre shows – as part of the new campaign, Live Entertainment Works! The campaign for more live entertainment is aimed at highlighting changes to licensing laws introduced in [...]

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Queensland Ballet’s London Debut

Queensland Ballet

Australia’s Queensland Ballet is set to debut the Olivier and Evening Standard award winning production of ‘La Sylphide’ at the London Coliseum from 4–8 August 2015. Over 30 years since it first captivated the capital’s audiences, the legendary production of August Bournonville’s ‘La Sylphide’ will return to London, performed by the internationally acclaimed Australia’s Queensland [...]

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The Right Start For The Academic Year

With many young dancers ready to become new students this month, it is important to keep your body healthy and in tip-top condition ready for the training ahead. If you are living away at a college or university and surrounded by other people, it is easy to let good eating habits slip and fall into [...]

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The Gender Debate

The Gender Debate

Many dance artists working in the industry would argue that there are still gender issues for them. Some audiences still retain the thought that dance equates to ballet for girls, full of prejudice and stereotypes. This is despite the leaps that have been made regarding gender equality in dance, leaving the uneducated public. To them, [...]

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Elixir Festival

Elixir Festival

Mid-September will see Sadler’s Wells present its largest ever celebration of lifelong creativity and the contribution of older artists with the Elixir Festival, running from 12–15 September 2014. Across the four days, Elixir Festival will feature a range of performances: contributing artists include Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Hofesh Shechter, world-renowned choreographers Mats Ek and Ana [...]

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Miss Saigon Marks 25 Years

Miss Saigon

Miss Saigon, the iconic musical which has recently returned to the West End, has plans to mark 25 years with a gala charging its 1989 ticket prices. The gala will take place on Monday 22 September, and all tickets for the performance have had their prices slashed to £22.50, £20.00, £16.50 and £13.50. There will [...]

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The Return Of Copacabana

Jon Lee

The company Dancing Fool Theatrical, in association with Harlow Playhouse, is presenting a new tour of Barry Manilow’s Copacabana, beginning in October. The iconic musical will tour to a variety of theatres across the autumn. More casting and dates for the following year will follow, however the touring venues for 2014 include Harlow Playhouse, Southsea [...]

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Turn Boards

Turn Boards

The benefits of turn boards can be debated. There are many aids, products and remedies for dancers on the market which help their training, however the pros and cons of turn boards can be identified easily. Seen in the dance film documentary First Position, it seems turn boards help dancers to master their pirouettes, improve [...]

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Principal Casting For ENB’s Autumn UK Tour

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Principal casting for English National Ballet’s autumn UK tour, and performances of the classic The Nutcracker, have recently been announced, with a multitude of pairings to watch once summer is over. Joining English National Ballet from Boston Ballet, Alejandro Virelles will make his debut as Principal, performing the role of Prince Siegfried alongside Alina Cojocaru’s [...]

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