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The Chelmsford Ballet Company Presents The Nutcracker

Chelmsford Ballet Company

Celebrating its 65th anniversary, The Chelmsford Ballet Company is proud to present its version of The Nutcracker from 19-22 March at the Civic Theatre in Chelmsford. Some of Tchaikovsky’s most famous melodies set the scene; the story of a little girl’s magical Christmas present. Battle the Mouse King and travel with Clara to the Magical [...]

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Blazing Ivan Blackstock

Ivan Blackstock

Ivan Blackstock is a well-respected hip hop artist within the dance theatre world, the commercial world, as well as on the hip hop battle circuit. He undertook training at two prestigious dance conservatoires, namely the Urdang Academy and London Contemporary Dance School, during which he took a gap year to join The Pet Shop Boys [...]

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Kloé Dean: No Rest For Dancers!

Kloé Dean (c) Hugo Glendinning

Kloé Dean, is a passionate and unique hip hop dancer, choreographer and freestyler; as part of one of the UK’S leading street dance companies, Boy Blue Entertainment, Kloe also leads her own all-female Dance Collective ‘Myself UK Dance’. She is currently a cast member of the street dance sensation BLAZE. Kloé has performed in numerous [...]

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En Avant Foundation

En Avant Foundation

The En Avant Foundation is a new non-profit foundation for specialised ballet coaching, mentoring and the awarding of scholarships in the sphere of classical ballet. As a new initiative formed with a specific purpose to promote classical ballet by offering specialised ballet coaching via Master Classes and Workshops, En Avant Foundation is able to offer [...]

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Resolution! At The Place for 2014

Resolution! @ The Place

The Place once again opened it’s annual Resolution! festival up to reviewers who wish to be partnered by a professional critic and pass judgment on some of the UK’s most promising new dance companies. The Place has engaged with audiences and participants, championed the best ideas, and created inspiring conditions for artists and enthusiasts to [...]

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BBC’s ballet season

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As part of a major season of programmes on the BBC, which will also include rare footage of Margot Fonteyn in Sleeping Beauty from the 1950s, ex-Prima ballerina Darcey Bussell will reveal the ballerinas who have inspired her throughout her career and out the other side. BBC2 will present Darcey’s Ballerina Heroines, on 1 March [...]

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IDFB 2014

IFDB 2014

One of Europe’s largest dance festivals, International Dance Festival Birmingham is back for 2014 with another huge celebration of dance. From ballet to breakdancing, contemporary to circus the programme is jam-packed and now on sale. At the end of January festival staff, media, funders, sponsors, partners and friends of the festival joined co-Artistic Directors David [...]

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Excitement for MOVE IT!

MOVE IT 2014

The UK’s biggest dance event is just around the corner! MOVE IT is a dance haven for any fan, young or old and no matter what style of dance you love! The event offers classes, seminars, workshops, performances, shopping – the list goes on! Spread over three days from 7-9 March at London’s Olympia, there [...]

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English National Ballet My First Ballet: Coppélia

Following the My First Ballet series, English National Ballet and English National Ballet School are presenting Coppélia from April to the delight of young children everywhere. From 5 April–25 May 2014 the Peacock Theatre in London and a national tour will see Coppélia visit Shrewsbury, Manchester, Tunbridge Wells, Woking, Aylesbury and Bromley. My First Coppélia [...]

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The Dancing Plague

The Dancing Plague

Almost 500 years ago a whole town was overcome with a “Dancing Plague” that saw people dropping dead from dancing, exhausted. This phenomenon has parallels with Romantic classical ballet Giselle, with Hilarion forced to dance to his death by the Wilis. Protagonist Albrecht, meanwhile, is saved by Giselle, her love for him just as strong [...]

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