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Strictly news!

In the last week, Strictly Come Dancing has welcomed not one but two new dancers for series 17 of the BBC show. Motsi Mabuse, the sister of professional dancer Oti Mabuse, will replace Darcey Bussell on the judging panel. Originally from South Africa, Motsi is a former South African champion and German Latin champion and […]

Rainbow interpretations

The LGBT+ movement still has plenty of battles to fight, but finding representation in the theatre is not one of them. The Southbank Centre has launched a season of “queer cabaret, drag kings and queens, and DJ collectives” that runs through the summer, featuring dance, comedy, films, happenings and exhibitions, many of them free, from […]

August 2019 issue

We talk to two choreographers this month – Christian Spuck and Liam Scarlett – as well as hear from Ballet Black’s Cira Robinson as she is about to appear as a guest artist in Scottish Ballet’s The Crucible at the Edinburgh International Festival. We also discover how the dance scene is continuing in Venezuela, discover […]

Win tickets to Astana Ballet in London

Astana Ballet, the Republic of Kazakhstan’s leading ballet company, presents four one-act ballets in its London debut from September 12 to 14 at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Theatre. The mixed bill combines modern choreography with a flavour of traditional Kazakh folk art and includes performances of The Heritage of the Great Steppe, Love Fear […]

Swing in the sky

Swing Patrol and the crew at the Brighton BAi360 recently teamed up for swing dancing in the sky. Scott Cupit, director of Swing Patrol, said: “Our free dance at the BAi360 is one of the highlights of the year for the Swing Patrol Brighton dancers as not only is it a unique chance to dance […]

Call for artists!

A special call for projects to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the British Council’s presence in Canada has now been opened. In celebration of this anniversary and the special relationship between Quebec and the UK, the Quebec Government and the British Council are pleased to invite artists, directors, authors, and other cultural workers to submit […]

Win a book on Carlos Acosta’s Tocororo!

We have three copies of the late Angela Taylor’s photographic book Carlos Acosta Tocororo A Cuban Tale to giveaway as competition prizes. Published by Oberon Books in 2004, the volume includes photographs of Acosta and his dancers preparing for, and performing in, his well-known show, Tocororo, as well as some every-day scenes of Havana. To […]

Dancing for a Dream

A gala in support of Dexter Summerscales-Heard, nephew of ballet dancer Laurretta Summerscales, will take place at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking on November 10. A former principal at English National Ballet, Summerscales is now a principal with the Bavarian State Ballet in Munich. Dexter has quadriplegic cerebral palsy, epilepsy and other disabilities. The […]

Plaque for Kschessinska

A crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to pay for a plaque to be attached to the building where the Russian dancer, Mathilde Kchessinska, taught her classes in Paris for many years is being organised. Born in Ligovo in 1872, Kschessinska became one of the greatest dancers at the Imperial Russian Ballet in St Petersburg in […]

Northern School of Contemporary Dance

Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD) is a leading centre for contemporary dance, internationally renowned for the quality of its training and education. Based in Leeds, the school is one of six world-leading institutions in the UK that form the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama (CDD), awarded Gold in the latest Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). […]

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