Let’s Play – training for primary school teachers

The Let’s Play programme aims to give primary school teachers adequate training and guidance on directing a series of specially commissioned plays, and creating opportunities for young students to be involved in every stage of a theatre production. Considering the fact that many creative subjects have been squashed from the curriculum across schools, this appears to be a hugely positive move. Continue reading Let’s Play – training for primary school teachers

Birmingham International Dance Festival

Birmingham International Dance Festival returns to the city from 1 – 24 June, showcasing choreography in theatres and a takeover of Birmingham’s streets and squares, championing the best of current choreography and putting local talent on an international stage. In the UK’s leading city for dance, BIDF celebrates the city exploring themes of imagination, digital art and the diversity of dancer’s bodies. Continue reading Birmingham International Dance Festival

Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams

Following a smash hit run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017, and as seen on ITV’s Royal Variety Performance, Circus Abyssinia makes its London premiere at Underbelly Festival for six weeks only. As circus marks its 250th anniversary this year, Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams is a jubilant celebration of circus for audiences of all ages, entertaining them through the infectious energy and spirit of its cast. Continue reading Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams

Gandini Juggling and Alexander Whitley – a collaboration

Gandini Juggling and choreographer Alexander Whitley are set for an adventurous and kaleidoscopic cross art-form collaboration at artsdepot, as part of CircusFest, on 12 April. Gandini Juggling’s director Sean Gandini and choreographer Alexander Whitley have joined forces to create Spring, an eclectic enquiry into the nature of colour and how we perceive it. Spring will also tour to Pontio, Bangor; and Oxford Playhouse. Continue reading Gandini Juggling and Alexander Whitley – a collaboration

Southbank Centre’s 2018/19 performance and dance programme

Southbank Centre has announced its new associate companies, UK premieres, and international work as part of 2018/19 performance and dance programme. It also celebrates the reopening of its restored and redesigned cultural venues, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room, and welcomes new and returning companies to its stages. Continue reading Southbank Centre’s 2018/19 performance and dance programme

English National Ballet’s Voices of America

From 12-21 April, English National Ballet will present the world premiere of a new work by one of the most revered choreographers working today, William Forsythe. It will be his first creation for a UK ballet company in over 20 years. Forsythe’s new work will be presented at Sadler’s Wells as part of Voices of America, a new mixed bill dedicated to neo-classical ballet with an American accent, featuring works with audacious attitude from three generations of choreographers. Continue reading English National Ballet’s Voices of America