Week 3 Hollywood Week on Strictly was the equivalent of a resolutely reformed character falling off the wagon. Cardinal sins included: The return of the horrific “comedy” VTs and gimmicks. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water… A disappointing lack of content in some routines. Still, this gives us the […]
The approach of Halloween means terrifying tea dances and scary socials will be taking place across the country over the next week or two….
This weekend, award-winning charity Dance United presents the London premiere of A Holding Space. This programme brings together professional and non-professional dancers from across the UK, the US and Ethiopia, with contributions from choreographers including Russell Maliphant and Dam Van Huynh. It will be performed at The Place from October 20 to 22.
Choreographer Kele Baker is looking for eight dancers to perform some “easy, fun American-style Viennese waltz” – possibly in the form of a sequence dance – for a community hall dance competition scene that she is staging for a short film, to be aired on Sky1 in December.
Week 2 Week 2 of Strictly saw a leaderboard shake-up, pick‘n’mix dances (because it’s always easy to compare a foxtrot and a salsa with Viennese and a jive, ya? OK?), and the reappearance of something more hated than Jaws, Piers Morgan and George Osborne combined: the dreaded dance-off.
The composer John Cage often used chance operations in his work: unpredictable elements that could change and shape the work. For Danza Preparata, performed at London’s Southbank Centre on Tuesday, October 16, the unpredictable elements include a cat named Mia.
Early next year look out for the launch of Bhangra Jhoom!, a new dance workout inspired by bhangra – the energetic, vibrant folk dance of north India.
Boston Ballet will visit the London Coliseum from July 1 to 7, 2013, as part of the company’s 50th anniversary celebrations. There will be two programmes in the London season, including ballets by George Balanchine, Jirí Kylián, William Forsythe and Boston Ballet’s resident choreographer, Jorma Elo. The season will be accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic […]
Charlie Bruce, winner of the BBC’s So You Think You Can Dance, stars in Flash Mob, which opens in the West End’s Peacock Theatre next week on October 16. Flash Mob, which enjoyed a successful run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer, aims to show off dancers who have come to wider public notice through […]
Burn The Floor, Jason Gilkison’s ballroom spectacular, is set to return to the West End in March 2013, featuring special guest stars Robin Windsor and Kristina Rihanoff from Strictly Come Dancing. Due to open at the Shaftesbury Theatre, Burn The Floor has dazzled audiences in more than 40 countries, and this latest, updated production promises […]
Week 1 The tenth series of Strictly promises to be the year of subtle yet insidious sabotage.
The Blue Elephant Theatre, in Camberwell, London, marks Black History Month with a dance double bill. In What The Soul Can’t Hide/Harbour, choreographer Heather Cupid brings contemporary, Afro-contemporary and Caribbean styles together. The two stories create a journey of personal battle, cultural difference and finally celebration. The show runs from October 4 to 6.