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Australian Dance Theatre Celebrates 50 Years

Australian Dance Theatre

In 2015, Australia’s oldest contemporary dance company, Australian Dance Theatre, will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. This huge milestone is a fantastic achievement, with the company surviving many decades of different arts views. To commemorate the milestone, Australian Dance Theatre will present a “50th Anniversary Gala” at the Dunstan Playhouse down under in July: through [...]

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Multi-Screen Brighton Cinema Plans Retreat

Brighton Hippodrome

The plans for new multi-screen Brighton cinema have made a hasty retreat after the developer made a swift turnaround on the plan to use a historic venue. Campaigners are now celebrating the dismissal of the plans, which aimed to convert the historic Brighton Hippodrome into a multi-screen cinema and shops. Entertainment company Vue wrote to [...]

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National Deaf Children’s Society Seeks Aspiring Deaf Dancers And Musicians

National Deaf Children

A new competition from the National Deaf Children’s Society – named Raising The Bar – has been announced in order to encourage young deaf dancers and musicians to showcase their performance skills. Entering is simple, just through the NDCS website, and could mean the young artists could show off their talents and attend a masterclass [...]

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Merce Cunningham Trust Money For Two Arts Groups

Merce Cunningham

The Merce Cunningham Trust, established in 2000 to further the iconic American choreographer’s legacy, has announced an award of $250,000 to the Baryshnikov Arts Centre, and $375,000 to the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Both organisations were seemingly highly important to the choreographer during his life, especially the Foundation for Contemporary Arts as it was founded [...]

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The Associates

Sadler

The Sadler’s Wells’ Associate Artists, some of whom will form the upcoming ‘The Associates’ programme, represent some of the most exciting talent in contemporary dance today. For this particular programme at Sadler’s Wells, three Associates will present new and critically acclaimed work in February. Crystal Pite, Kate Prince and Hofesh Shechter will together celebrate the [...]

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Dance Relationship Resolutions

2015 Dance Resolutions

Did you make any new year’s resolutions for 2015? Were any to do with dance, and have you managed to keep them? Some long term resolutions for the dance studio, however, may be easier to keep, as they can improve and maintain a good relationship with your teacher and fellow students. Try not to moan [...]

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The Dance Awards

The Dance Awards

The abundance of dance competitions around the country does not even go someway in measuring against those taking place in the United States. One particular example is The Dance Awards, presented by Break the Floor Productions. Occurring during the summer season, it is a prestigious awards ceremony that recognises excellence in the past year of [...]

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Broadway’s School Of Rock

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical – School of Rock – is set to open on Broadway in December this year, great news for fans of the film of the same name. Based on the 2003 film, the musical will feature songs from it also, in addition to new music by Lloyd Webber. Previously the mogul [...]

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The Gifts Of Dance

Ignition Dance Festival

We are all aware of how good dance is for us. As a non-verbal method of communication utilising the body’s movements, often to music, there are many dance styles practised around the world. Originally these would have represented different ways of life, different cultures, ethnicities, belief systems, social structures, and traditions, but today it seems [...]

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Theatre… Or Real Life?

The Journal Tyne Theatre

Theatre is renowned for providing an escape from the mundane everyday, by transporting audiences into a story which is nothing like their own. Stories of theatre can contain anything from the sublime to the ridiculous, but either way they are travel machines away from the world outside the theatre door. For much of the time, [...]

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