Recent News

Dance Network

Dance Network, the first channel devoted entirely to dance-related programming, will launch in the autumn in the United States. Following its announcement in early August this year, dance fans can expect a solely dedicated channel for dance and the arts. The network will be a direct-to-consumers, subscription-based operation available on web browsers, iOS and Android [...]

Continue Reading →

Aladdin soaring into the West End

Following months of rumours and speculation around the capital, the entertainment giant Disney has confirmed its hit Broadway musical adaption of Aladdin and its elaborate costumes will soar into London during the summer of 2016, much to the delight of theatre fans all over. Based on the much-loved 1992 Disney film, which is now over [...]

Continue Reading →

Being a triple threat performer

The world of musical theatre, where belief is suspended and the magic of illusion is welcomed, is ultimately the culmination of years of training and hard work by the performers. In order to succeed in the best way possible, performers are still required to be a “triple-threat” in mastering singing, acting and dance, and to [...]

Continue Reading →

Long-runners

You have got your first job as a professional dancer, in a long-running theatrical production. Whilst this is not always the preferred option with performers – due to the monotony of the day-to-day repetition of movement and life itself – working in a theatre on a production which has its feet under the table can [...]

Continue Reading →

McQueen’s transfer to the West End

The Alexander McQueen biopic will transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket this August, following its successful run at the St James Theatre. Stephen Wight will reprise his role as the fashion designer in James Phillip’s play, alongside Carly Bawden (Assassins, Menier Chocolate Factory) as Dahlia for the West End run from 13 August–7 November. Wight [...]

Continue Reading →

Utopia: Bloomberg Summer at the Roundhouse

This summer will see Bloomberg dedicate its annual festival at the Camden Roundhouse to introducing new audiences to innovative culture, opening with Utopia, a major new installation. Alongside the installation, the Roundhouse presents two thrilling and enchanting evenings of dance, circus, cabaret and spoken word as part of Utopia Live Lates, a series of evening [...]

Continue Reading →

Glee meets Made in Chelsea

A new reality TV show about West End performers – which currently has the working title Life’s A Stage – is being developed for a pilot filming session during August. The show has been commissioned by a major broadcaster: if the pilot is well-received, it is expected to be commissioned for a full series. Production [...]

Continue Reading →

Balé de Rua’s Marco Antônio Garcia – company ideals

Dancing since the age of 12, Marco Antônio worked as a petrol pump attendant and supermarket employee before going professional. A stint as a lighting technician for a public theatre in Uberlândia resulted in his passion for lighting design. Marco Antônio is a self-made artist who learned his first dance steps in the streets of [...]

Continue Reading →

Hypermobility, and how to train with it

Hypermobility is not always something to aspire to. Although it is useful for a dancer to be flexible to enable the body to achieve what it is asked in dance, the swayback knees, flexible spine and high arched feet can also have their drawbacks. Dancers who have these attributes generally don’t have to work hard [...]

Continue Reading →

Apex Rising – a weekend festival of dance

Sadler’s Wells’ National Youth Dance Company, and guests, are set to present Apex Rising, an eclectic mix of choreographers such as Jasmin Vardimon, Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Wayne McGregor, Hofesh Shechter, Anna Kenrick and Kerry Nicholls on 4–5 September. The special weekend of dance will be hosted by the National Youth Dance Company, celebrating [...]

Continue Reading →