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Amazon For Tickets!

Amazon Logo

Amazon has upped its presence in the theatre marketplace recently, announcing it will now sell theatre tickets, becoming further involved with the artistic industry. As a giant global retailer, Amazon appears to see UK theatre – and specifically the West End – as an area into which it can expand. Despite some cynicism, its entry [...]

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Shechter Junior

Hofesh Junior

The internationally renowned Hofesh Shechter Company recently announced the launch of its new company, Shechter Junior. This new venture, providing resource for aspiring professionals, is an apprentice programme for talented, young dancers between the age of 18 and 25 years old. Shechter Junior emerged from Hofesh Shechter and his Company’s commitment to nurturing young artists [...]

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Dance To The Edinburgh Festival!

Edinburgh International Festival

The Edinburgh International Festival has announced its 2015 programme, including some exciting dance highlights. These include Sylvie Guillem, Israel Galván, Zürich Ballet and Les Ballets C de la B. This year’s festival runs from 7-31 August, and is an artistic delight for all culture vultures. Les Ballet C de la B will dance Alain Platel [...]

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Public Square Dancing In China

Public Square Dancing In China

It has recently been reported that the millions of people who gather to dance in China’s public spaces will have to keep time with government regulations in future. In a country where censorship and strict regulations are in place as the norm, it seems this could spell the end for public square dancing in China, [...]

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Emerging Dancer 2015

English National Ballet Emerging Dancer 2015

The winner of English National Ballet’s 2015 Emerging Dancer Award – the company’s sixth competition – was Jinhao Zhang. Zhang, who joined the Company just last year after graduating from English National Ballet School, performed the Dying Swan which he choreographed himself, and also a pas de deux from Don Quixote with fellow nominee and [...]

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Balletposition.com

Balletposition.com

Former dancer and ballet teacher Ian Knowles has created a website comparing dancers’ pay and conditions across the world, launched to inform young dancers starting their careers. The site is named balletposition.com and appears to be the first of its type. It is to be used to compare useful data for dancers looking to join [...]

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McQueen stars announced

McQueen at the St James Theatre

The world premiere of the imminent new play “McQueen” is set for 12 May at St. James Theatre, London. It will map a journey into the visionary imagination and dark world of fashion designer Alexander McQueen, set on a single London night. More than a bio-play, it steps onto the landscape of McQueen’s mind, seen [...]

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Matilda The Musical Relaxed

Matilda the Musical

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s record-breaking production of Matilda The Musical is set to stage its second relaxed performance at London’s Cambridge Theatre in June this year. The specially adapted performance of the hit musical will take place on 14 June, offering full access to theatre and providing a special experience for those who may not [...]

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The 2015 Olivier Awards

2015 Olivier Awards

The nominations for the 2015 Olivier Awards have recently been announced, following a year of the Olivier panel viewing huge numbers of performances across the board. The nominees for outstanding achievement in dance are Sadler’s Wells’ Associate Artist Crystal Pite for her choreography in The Associates, The Tempest Replica and Polaris – also at Sadler’s [...]

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Judy – The Life And Music Of A Hollywood Legend

Judy Garland

As the only authorised Judy Garland show in the world today, the UK premiere of a breathtaking new musical show, Judy – The Life And Music Of A Hollywood Legend, will tour UK theatres, opening at the Edinburgh Playhouse on 8 May. Highly-acclaimed choreographer, Arlene Phillips, will be Creative Director for the production, with the [...]

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