With the general election approaching, the UK dance sector, under the leadership of Dance UK, has launched an advocacy campaign titled DanceVote 2010. The campaign challenges the hundreds of thousands of dance enthusiasts and professionals across the UK, whatever their political persuasion, to contact local candidates standing for election, tell them about dance in their […]
It was good to meet so many readers of Dancing Times and sister magazine Dance Today at this year’s MOVE IT event, and gratifying to hear how much you all enjoy the magazine – long may it continue! There is a contemporary dance slant to the contents of this month’s magazine, including an interview with […]
Some sad news to begin with this month. New English Contemporary Ballet, who did such sterling work in bringing ballet to audiences in the East Midlands region, and who lost its Arts Council funding so disgracefully last year, is to close. Published on the company website is a stark announcement that NECB has gone into […]
“Ballroom. Reinvented” is the strapline for Burn The Floor, the much-hyped steamy spectacular that was first conceived at Elton John’s 50th birthday celebration in 1997 before it made its world premiere in the UK two years later.
Some cinematic moments are indelibly printed on the collective conscience. For a generation of thirtysomething women, the moment a leather-jacketed Patrick Swayze marches into the end-of-holiday revue at Kellerman’s and says, “Nobody puts Baby in the corner” will remain with them forever. With its legendary lines (“I carried a watermelon”), feelgood soundtrack and hip-rolling moves, […]
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