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The Mayor’s Thames Festival

The Mayor’s Thames Festival celebrates its 15th anniversary on September 10–11 from Tower Bridge to the London Eye. With food, drink, music, interactive art, performances, an illuminated night carnival and river firework finale, the festival is one of Europe’s most spectacular free events.  Highlights for social dancers include al fresco ballroom tango lessons opposite St Paul’s, […]

Duke’s Place: The Jazz Café

Gloster Jive and Swing are offering two nights out at Duke’s Place: The Jazz Café for the bargain price of £10. Both events will take place at the Tythe Barn, Bishop’s Cleeve, near Cheltenham, GL52 8LU. For this special offer, pay on the first evening, Sunday, August 28, where your name will be recorded for entry […]

Victory Jive

Following the sell-out dance at the National Army Museum last Christmas, London Swing Dance Society returns with a summer special, Victory Jive, this Saturday, August 27, from 7.30pm until midnight.

August 2011

August 2011 Volume 101 Issue 1212 This issue of Dancing Times has a varied mix of articles and reviews, which we hope you will find stimulating. On pages 15–18, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Matthew Lawrence gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the company’s recent tour of Japan, and the article is illustrated with photographs by fellow […]

Watch This Space: Dance week

It’s dance week at Watch This Space, the free performance festival held in Theatre Square, outside London’s National Theatre. Running from Wednesday, August 17 – Sunday, August 21, it offers everything from fiery tango to contemporary dance with a taxi cab.

Watch This Space: Dance week

It’s dance week at Watch This Space, the free performance festival held in Theatre Square, outside London’s National Theatre. Running from Wednesday, August 17 – Sunday, August 21, it offers everything from fiery tango to contemporary dance with a taxi cab.

Dance this week: Peking opera to polar bear

The Revenge of Prince Zi Dan (pictured) opens at the Edinburgh International Festival on Friday, August 19.

The Alternative Village Fete at National Theatre’s Watch this Space Festival

The Alternative Village Fete will come to London’s South Bank this August bank holiday (August 27–29) as part of a forthcoming national tour. With an artist roster exploring the folklore, crafts and imagery of the quintessential fete, August–October 2011 finds this gloriously unconventional event in three very different locations: the National Theatre’s Watch This Space […]

“Strictly” back soon

Grab your scorecards and dust off your dancing shoes, “Strictly Come Dancing” is back soon. The ninth series is set to put the sparkle back into Saturday nights on BBC One.

AUDITION: Death by Glitter

House of Suarez seeks male and female dancers to open the Death by Glitter Vogue Ball at the Black-E, Liverpool on October 1.

Watch this Space

There’s more dance and performance from Watch This Space, the National Theatre’s outdoor performance festival, on London’s South Bank this week.

On stage this week

The Guangdong Acrobatic Troupe of China return to the UK this week. The company’s unique view of Swan Lake (pictured) is at the London Coliseum from Tuesday 9 until Sunday, August 14, with further performances at the  Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff and Birmingham Hippodrome next week. The company use the ballet as a framework for impossible feats. In […]

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