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Mamma Mia! Celebrates 15 Years!

Mamma Mia!

On 6 April, the global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! celebrated its 15th birthday in London’s West End. Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, stars of iconic band group ABBA who have rarely performed together since the four disbanded in 1982, then joined the cast of MAMMA MIA! in a musical finale at this year’s Olivier [...]

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Ieva Kuniskis: contemporary culture

Ieva Kuniskis

Ieva Kuniskis is an emerging choreographer from Lithuania currently living and working in London. She makes physical theatre work that draws on her heritage, theatre and the folklore tradition of storytelling. She makes dance for stage, film and sited performance. A double bill of her work is at Blue Elephant Theatre 7-9 May. When did [...]

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From Here To Eternity

From Here To Eternity - The Musical

From Here To Eternity, the hit West End musical which sadly closed on 29 March, may reemerge in another form. It seems it is not yet over for Tim Rice’s latest musical venture: ahead of its 2015 Broadway run, a screening of the West End’s production of From Here To Eternity will be broadcast in [...]

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Ignition Call-Out

Ignition Dance Festival

Ignition is a brand new dance festival in Kingston, delivered by the Royal borough of Kingston and supported by Arts Council England. Ignition is seeking six dance companies or choreographers to create a brand new work for a dance platform at The Rose Theatre in the borough, during the International Youth Arts Festival on 12 [...]

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Yorkshire Festival 2014

Yorkshire Festival 2014

The first ever Yorkshire Festival recently got underway as the official countdown to the Tour de France begins. Yorkshire Festival 2014 is the first ever arts festival to precede the Tour de France, the world’s biggest annual sporting event: the festival will run from 27 March to 6 July 2014. Yorkshire Festival is the first [...]

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dancedigital Festival

dancedigital

dancedigital, in partnership with the University of Bedfordshire, is to present the dancedigital Festival from 25-27 April. dancedigital is one of the UK’s leading dance organisations based in Bedfordshire and Essex, renowned for leading the dance field in the development of technical innovations in choreography and dance. In April, to celebrate the latest achievements and [...]

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Breakin’ Convention Launches BCTV

Breakin

Sadler’s Wells’ hip hop dance project Breakin’ Convention has launched an online video channel, BCTV, to capture the full range of Breakin’ Convention’s work and the artists it works with, on Friday 2 May 2014. Breakin’ Convention is one of the world’s leading hip hop dance organisations, delivering a dynamic programme of events, performances and [...]

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The Place Presents EDge: New Generation Of Dance Artists

The Place

EDge, The Place’s postgraduate company, has taken to the road with an energetic and dramatic programme of dance from 24 March – 13 July. The 12 talented dancers will perform a selection of work by commissioned choreographers Ben Wright, Joe Moran, Idan Cohen, Maya Levy, and work by Trisha Brown (Canto Pianto (1998)) – the [...]

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Are You Dance Direct’s Student Ballet Dancer Of The Year?

Ballet Students

As dance forms go, ballet is among the hardest to perfect. It requires coordination, care and balance. Dancers work for years to perfect these qualities, and of course become students to enhance their form and knowledge. Those who wish to make a career from ballet might study at university or a specialist dance school or [...]

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Matt Flint: Reach For The Stars

Matt Flint

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ winner Matt Flint is a ball of energy. Having won this prestigious competition and having danced alongside many well-known music artists, it is any wonder Matt has time for anything else. Despite this, he is running a dance competition named “Can You Dance?” with dancer Tom Shilcock, which will [...]

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