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Astrophysics through dance

During Manchester’s year as European City of Science 2016, Dance Manchester – the dance development organisation for Greater Manchester – collaborated with the Science & Engineering Education Research and Innovation Hub of the University of Manchester to explore the communication of contemporary astrophysics through contemporary dance. Teaching astrophysics through dance has therefore been the project [...]

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All I want for Christmas…

New Year, New You is the phrase on many pairs of lips as we move swiftly towards 2017. Planning and meeting your dance resolutions can be a fun task, thinking about successes throughout the year and what you are going to work towards next year. Having new goals to aim for is hugely fulfilling in [...]

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On The Town by Drew McOnie

Fresh-faced yet up and coming choreographer Drew McOnie is set to direct and choreograph a new production of Leonard Bernstein’s On The Town, which will form part of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s new season. The Arts Educational Tring Park graduate has experienced unbounded success in his work as a choreographer, and it is expected [...]

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London’s new art centre

A new art centre in west London is being planned as part of a £10 million investment in the area, as a central hub. The proposals by Westway Trust will see film screenings, live music and theatre staged at the 1,000 capacity venue, which will also play a large role in the performance preparations for [...]

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The return of La Soirée

Christmas in Leicester Square, brought to audiences this year by Underbelly, is well underway and running until 8 January 2017. As a reimagined Christmas event in the heart of London’s iconic Leicester Square, it will feature a traditional Christmas market and Santa’s Grotto for families, as well as seeing the return of La Soirée, the [...]

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Success for over 60s group Yama

Yama, an over 60s dance performance company based in Bath, south west England, was recently announced as this year’s winner of the Cosyfeet Community Award for Somerset. Supported by Bath Dance and the Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts (ICIA), the group achieved a £500 award that will be used to help fund the group’s transport [...]

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The Wind in the Willows returns

Following a highly-acclaimed pre-West End run, major new musical The Wind in the Willows will open in the West End at the London Palladium in June. The production played at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton until 20 November, following its premiere at Theatre Royal Plymouth. Continuing its success, the musical is now set to delight London [...]

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Boy Blue Entertainment takes over the Barbican

Hip-hop dance company Boy Blue Entertainment is set to take over the Barbican Centre next year, with a new triple bill Blak Whyte Gray – a Barbican co-production and co-commission. As a Barbican Artistic Associate, Boy Blue Entertainment will present the world premiere in January. It will focus on issues of young people on a [...]

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A new Hairspray tour!

The hit musical Hairspray is set to embark on a new UK tour following the production’s 2015 and 2016 run, exciting news for musical theatre fans all over the UK. The musical had its original West End premiere in 2007 at the Shaftesbury Theatre, before winning four Olivier Awards including for Best New Musical. With [...]

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Artistry in dance

Enhancing dance artistry does not always have to come from dance itself, but can come from other creative activities too. Viewing dance performances can be an ideal way to do this, especially those you would not usually see. Challenge your dance knowledge and appreciation by seeing the work of a new choreographer or in a [...]

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