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New West End Shows Courtesy Of Bill Kenwright Ltd

Bill Kenwright Limited

The producing company Bill Kenwright Limited is planning to bring around 10 shows into the West End in 2014, under the guise of new producer Jeremy Meadow. His roster of shows which he is set to transfer to the capital will follow the opening of Twelve Angry Men at the Garrick Theatre. Also planned by [...]

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The 14th National Dance Awards Announcement of Nominations

National Dance Awards Critics

The Dance Section of the Critics’ Circle has announced the list of nominations for the 14th National Dance Awards, to be awarded at a central London venue on 27 January 2014. The National Dance Awards have been organised each year since 2000, celebrating the variety of Britain’s dance culture. They are the only awards given [...]

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Sadler’s Wells’ ten year plan

Sadler

The UK’s largest dance house, Sadler’s Wells, has announced plans for a new performance space as part of its recent ten year plan. The vision of Artistic Director and Chief Executive, Alistair Spalding, is one which is ambitious, but exciting for a city in which dance thrives. The announcement came almost ten years after he [...]

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English National Ballet School Celebrates 25 Years

English National Ballet School

2013 marks the 25th anniversary of English National Ballet School, to be celebrated by a series of events which showcase the skills and talents of the students. The events will kick off with a 90 minute live broadcast from the School on 28 November, during which audiences will have a unique insight into a day [...]

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The Royal Opera House Ballet Series

The Royal Ballet

The Royal Ballet has recently hit cinemas all over America and is continuing to do! Select cinemas throughout the United States will present the 2013 ‘Royal Opera House Ballet Series,’ featuring 3, one-night-only screenings of the new Don Quixote staged by and starring Carlos Acosta, Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Peter Wright’s classic [...]

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The Achilles Heel

Achilles Heel

Historically, the term ‘Achilles Heel’ referred to the greatest weakness of an individual: Achilles was a figure of Greek Mythology, a hero of the Trojan War killed by a small injury to his heel. Today, following this tale, the Achilles is the small tendon connecting the calf muscle to the heel bone. The tendon is [...]

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Resolution! Review: Calling Dance Writers

The Place

The Place is once again opening 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 [...]

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Dance Quest

Dance Quest At Sadler

Autumn 2013 will see Sadler’s Wells continue its partnership with The Princes Foundation for Children and the Arts in the delivery of Dance Quest. Dance Quest is a project for the organisations in which 150 young people across the north of the capital will be introduced to live dance and performance. Students from five north [...]

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Dancing Away From Bullies

Anti Bullying Week

Swindon school pupils have learnt how to use dance to counter the threat of bullies, taking time out from lessons to learn about bullying through the medium of dance. Students at Holy Rood Junior School were given a talk by Pat O’Driscoll, who runs a local Matt Fiddes martial arts school, about bullying and how [...]

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Preparing For Pointe

Preparing For Pointe

Beginning pointe work is not to be taken lightly or begun before your body is ready: going on pointe before this can cause foot deformities, for example, and other problems later in life. Factors such as age, parental expectations and the students’ desire to go on pointe are not substantial in determining if a student [...]

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