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Inside this month:

Moving on up
Popular Strictly pros Aljaž Skorjanec and Janette Manrara will teach and perform at MOVE IT this month and are back on our screens in The People’s Strictly in March. Nicola Rayner catches up with them

Bet you look good on the dancefloor
Alison Gallagher-Hughes meets the team behind a new e-book which goes beyond lipstick, powder and paint to create the ideal look for competitive dance

Tan to tango
Flavia Cacace talks to Nicola Rayner about her new range, By Flavia, and exciting plans afoot for 2015

And much more!

Wayne McGregor's new work:

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

mcgregorwayne-by-rob-mooreWayne McGregor’s latest work for The Royal Ballet will have its premiere on April 5. Still untitled, the new ballet is a collaboration with award-winning music producer Mark Ronson, singer-songwriter Andrew Wyatt and fashion designer Gareth Pugh.

 

18 dancers will be joined on stage by a number of artists who will sing Ronson and Wyatt’s song cycle of nine love songs. The songs focus on the Jungian theme of anima/animus and the theory of collective masculine and feminine unconscious.

 

Pugh, who is known for sculptural designs that move the human body into new shapes, will design the new work. He aims to blur the ballet aesthetic by suggesting a carbonised version of the dancers: it’s suggested that they may start with a casing over one small part of the body, with the costumes gradually expanding to cover the whole body.

 

The new work will be shown alongside Christopher Wheeldon’s Polyphonia and the world premiere of a work by Liam Scarlett. Tickets are available from www.roh.org.uk.

 

Picture: Wayne McGregor. Photograph: Rob Moore

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