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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang revival

To the delight of its fans, the classic musical production Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is being revived at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds later this year, ahead of a UK and Ireland tour. The show, which has music and lyrics by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman (also responsible for the iconic musical [...]

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English National Ballet School’s Choreographic Competition

English National Ballet School’s 2015 Choreographic Competition will be live streamed on 19 May. The school will once again be working with English National Ballet School graduate and former English National Ballet dancer Andre Portasio, Executive Producer of ArtStreaming TV, to live stream this exciting event across the world. Following the success of ‘A day [...]

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Summer University At Sadler’s Wells

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Launched in 2010, Sadler’s Wells Summer University supports the development of professional dance artists interested in extending their dance practice. The first edition of the project ran successfully between 2010-2014 and the organisation is now recruiting for the second edition starting in Summer 2015. The Summer University graduates (2010-2014) was a combination of notable dance [...]

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Pressures In The Studio

Pressures of Dance

A dancer of any calibre can face pressures in the dance studio, from themselves, their peers and even their dance teachers. Pressures can take hold in many forms, such as healing after injuries, aspiring to create the ‘ideal’ dancing body shape and changes in the behaviour of dance teachers. Each has an effect on both [...]

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Siobhan Davies Dance And Dancing Museums

Siobhan Davies Dance

Siobhan Davies Dance will be taking part in Dancing Museums, a new European partnership project which will bring together five European dance organisations: La Briqueterie – Centre de développement chorégraphique du Val de Marne (France), Comune di Bassano del Grappa (Italy), D.ID Dance Identity (Austria), Dansateliers (Netherlands) and Siobhan Davies Dance (UK). The dance organisations [...]

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Professional Paths

Careeres After Dance

Despite a lifelong dream of performing on stage night after night, the hard reality for dancers is you may not fulfil this. This can be for a number of reasons, whether you are injured or are simply feel drawn to another lifestyle. After maintaining these dreams, and even a stint of performing, there are a [...]

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Future4Youth

Future4Youth

Future4Youth – the brainchild of Impact Dance’s founder and Artistic Director Hakeem Onibudo – is an exciting partnership between Impact Dance and the African Cultural Exchange Dance and Music. It is calling youth dance companies from all genres of dance to be selected to embark on a unique journey which will focus on dances of [...]

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Site-Specific Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!

There is a site-specific Mamma Mia! set for cities worldwide, with the first Mamma Mia! The Party is being produced in Stockholm by Abba’s Björn Ulvaeus. The New York Times has reported that the Abba-centric musical Mamma Mia! will receive a new ‘immersive’ staging in a Stockholm beer hall. The beer hall is situated near [...]

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Dance Workshops For Parkinson’s Sufferers

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The Mark Morris Dance Group has been holding specific dance workshops for students & Parkinson’s sufferers, namely the company’s Dance for PD (Parkinson’s Disease) programme. Through this community-lead strand, and much like Rambert’s and English National Ballet’s similar work, the companies provide refuge and enjoyment for the sufferers through dance. Much research has shown that [...]

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Katie Willy – Artistic Fulfilment At Its Best

Katie Willy

Katie trained vocationally at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, gaining a distinction in her Trinity Diploma in Dance. She then worked for 3 years for Costa Cruises, and was offered multiple contracts onboard the Fortuna, Atlantica and Mediterranea. Whilst there she also performed as an assistant to the Italian illusionist, Gianni Mattiolo, and [...]

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