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BalletBoyz: a world premiere

BalletBoyz has recently announced it will tour its brand new production Life, which will receive its world premiere at London’s Sadler’s Wells in April 2016, from 20 April to 4 June this year. Additional tour dates have also been announced, meaning the company’s work will reach further than it has done previously amongst its contemporary-loving [...]

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Arts hotel to open in London

A hotel specifically geared towards the arts is set to open in spring 2016 as the first of its kind. Named Green Rooms, the hotel has been designed to inspire creativity in those that stay there, situated in the country’s capital against the arts-heavy backdrop of the city of London. The hotel will be the [...]

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Marie Francis – feathers and new ventures

Upon graduating from London Studio Centre with a BA (Hons) in Theatre Dance, Marie has strutted and twirled her way around the world. From 2009-2012 she choreographed and danced for singer ‘Bryan Ferry’ on UK, American and European tours, including a very emotional last Roxy Music ‘For Your Pleasure’ tour of Australia. Corporate work includes dancing, modelling and [...]

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New Year, New You – meeting your dance resolutions

In January, on Monday, tomorrow – setting ourselves resolutions is something which never gets old. Bettering ourselves in the dance studio and feeling like we are progressing further along our dance journeys is hugely fulfilling, so the new year is a time when lots of dancers enjoy setting a few goals to aim for during [...]

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Katie Mason – reaching out through Rambert

Katie Mason is currently the Elders Programme Coordinator and an Animateur at Rambert, in addition to being a freelance community dance artist working for companies such as English National Ballet, as well as independently, Katie teaches different ages in different community settings, such as school workshops, elders groups and sessions in hospitals, as well as [...]

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Closing and opening in the West End

It is no surprise that there are constant shifts to the shows opening and closing in London’s West End, however two recent changes have been significant. Billy Elliot – The Musical has announced it will play its final performance at the Victoria Palace Theatre on 9 April 2016 and a West End transfer has been [...]

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The relaunch of Melbourne Dance Theatre

Melbourne Dance Theatre has recently officially relaunched itself as the Victorian State Ballet over in down under, with the new name for the Australian dance company announced at a special gala performance. Melbourne Dance Theatre has been performing since 2003 as a pro-am (professional-amateur company). Following lasting success for the company the directors have been [...]

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Sadler’s Wells’ Family Weekend

Family Weekend, Sadler’s Wells theatre’s annual two-day festival of family friendly events, returns for 25 and 26 March 2016. Family Weekend will take over the building, with the shows on the Sadler’s Wells and Lilian Baylis Studio stages – Snow White and Digitopia – being complemented by fun activities for all ages. Following its award [...]

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Misty Copeland and MindLeaps

American Ballet Theatre principal ballerina Misty Copeland has recently launched a girls’ scholarship programme in Rwanda, with the humanitarian non-profit organisation MindLeaps which aids some of the city’s poorest children. Copeland is no stranger to child poverty so becoming an advocate for disadvantaged youth has been a way for her to give back. Many of [...]

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One Dance UK

One Dance UK – the result of the merger of the Association of Dance of the African Diaspora, Dance UK, National Dance Teachers Association and Youth Dance England – was launched earlier in December at an event attended by 450 dance professionals. The event was also live streamed, drawing together more than 130 years of [...]

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