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Subathra Subramaniam

Subathra Subramaniam has won funding from Arts Council England and The Wellcome Trust to produce and tour a new work, The Shiver, for her new dance company Sadhana. The new work looks at the emotional and scientific reasons for shivering.

Chickenshed tour

Chickenshed’s tour of dance theatre piece Crime of the Century continues this month. The production, created following the deaths of three teenagers associated with Chickenshed, uses words, movement and projection to examine knife crime among young people.

Time of Your Life Academy

A year-long dance programme, named the Time of Your Life Dance Academy will be launched this spring. Supported by the West End musical Dirty Dancing and radio station Magic 105.4’s Cash for Kids appeal.

The Dance Museum

The Dance Museum, Stockholm may be forced to move home. While its own building is renovated, the Swedish Government will take over the Dance Museum’s present home, which is handsomely placed opposite the Royal Palace, between the Royal Opera and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“Strictly Come Dancing” professionals on tour in 2010

If you thought “Strictly Come Dancing” returning to the small screen on Saturday nights was exciting, brace yourself, because next spring the real stars of the show will be appearing in venues across the UK as part of Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals Tour.

Cheap tickets to West End musicals

Visit westendtheatre.com for thousands of discounted tickets to West End musicals this autumn, including new shows The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, starring…

Government announces new “dance champions”

On August 13, the secretary of state for health, Andy Burnham MP, gave a speech calling for physical activity to be the cornerstone of 21st century health and announced a new government group of “dance champions” working with the Department of Health…

Tom Tom Crew at E4 Udderbelly

Housed within the belly of a giant inflatable cow on London’s South Bank this summer were Australian troupe the Tom Tom Crew, who take their unique mix of street-styled circus and music to the Edinburgh Fringe this month. MC Ben Walsh leads the proceedings, asking the audience to remain seated while the company do their […]

The Nutcracker

Sometimes you need a kick-start to get you into the swing for the festive season and Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker at Birmingham Hippodrome on November 31 was just the thing for me.

Imagine This

It’s hard to imagine fun entertainment based on the subject matter of the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942. But in Imagine This, the premiere of which I saw at Plymouth’s Theatre Royal, a love story unfolds while a play within a play is performed. The cast struggles against adversity to transform the greyness of life in the shadow […]

PIED PIPER by Blue Boy Entertainment, Birmingham Hippodrome

With its backdrop of graffiti-covered walls, the convincingly grubby-looking set is littered with the detritus of urban life: a traffic cone, a shopping trolley, a decrepit sofa. So far, so predictable. But the stereotype works precisely because it is a stereotype, and that is the crux of this captivating piece of dance theatre.

Latitude Festival, Southwold

What better place to see the most romantic scene from Swan Lake, than on the Waterfront Stage at Latitude which floated on a beautiful lake with the audience able to view not only from amidst the seated throng on the grassy verge, but also from the comfort of reclining deckchairs on the other side of […]

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