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Strictly speaking

Week 9  Saturday Back to television centre, and this week’s “Strictly” felt like a bit of a comedown after super-exciting home-of-ballroom-dancing Blackpool. There was a general malaise and tiredness. There were more injuries. There was a painfully drawn-out Brucie joke about Ann and Anton getting it on. I rather wanted to rush into the studio with […]

Salome, showgirls and fashion on film

There’s a definite dance focus to the third Fashion in Film Festival, at venues across London from December 1–12. See our gallery for glimpses of showgirls, music hall numbers and dances of the seven veils.

Hip hop circus for Christmas

Kompany Malakhi’s Electric Circus show mixes dance, theatre and circus at the new Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Tottenham, London.

New season at the Open Air Theatre

Following a record-breaking 2010 season – the most successful in the theatre’s history – the Open Air Theatre has announced its season for 2011.

Alternative Christmas show at DanceEast

The Italian company TPO return to the DanceHouse with The Japanese Garden from December 13 – December 19.

Early bird tickets for WOMAD

Tickets are now on sale for the WOMAD festival at Charlton Park, July 29 – 31, 2011.

Get a taste of dance in Leeds

In December, Leeds Metropolitan University is offering two taster sessions to anyone interested in a degree in Dance and Performing Arts.

To the far west

The Edinburgh International Festival has announced its theme for 2011.

Take part in panto with The Big Give’s Christmas auction

Birmingham Hippodrome has donated a prize of a child’s walk-on part in the UK’s biggest pantomime to this year’s Big Give Christmas auction.

The Royal Ballet at the O2

The Royal Ballet will bring Romeo and Juliet to the O2 arena in June 2011. It will be the first time the company has danced in an arena in the UK.

The sound of Blu-ray: classic musicals re-mastered for the digital generation

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is celebrating the studio’s 75th Anniversary with a remastered musical extravaganza – just in time for Christmas.  This October and November the company released digitally enhanced versions of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, South Pacific, and a special 45th anniversary edition of The Sound of Music, each for the first time […]

New website chronicles Lincoln Kirstein’s life and work

The Eakins Press Foundation and Ballet Society Inc. have just published the website to serve as the definitive and comprehensive resource for information about Lincoln Kirstein’s life and work.

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