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Dance at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival

The 2019 Edinburgh International Festival programme has just been announced with this year’s dance programme opening with a world premiere from Scotland’s national dance company, Scottish Ballet. The Crucible is a new narrative ballet with choreography by Helen Pickett adapted from Arthur Miller’s masterpiece of power and persecution, with a new musical score from Peter […]

Inala returns to London

Inala – A Zulu Ballet returns to the UK in 2019, bringing together the South African choral legends Soweto Gospel Choir with choreographer Mark Baldwin. The show will receive its West End premiere at the Peacock Theatre in London, running from April 30 to May 18. First performed at the Edinburgh International Festival, meaning “abundance of […]

Autumn 2019 at Sadler’s Wells

Sadler’s Wells has announced its autumn 2019 season, with new works, old favourites and three different productions of Giselle. The first of the Giselles is Akram Khan’s re-imagination of the archetypal romantic ballet for English National Ballet that returns to Sadler’s Wells from September 18 to 28. Khan’s version sees the action moved to a […]

Israel Galván’s La Fiesta

Flamenco dancer Israel Galván will present the UK premiere of La Fiesta at Sadler’s Wells on April 27–28, 2019. Inspired by the experience from his childhood of staying up late to partake in the “fin de fiesta,” the time after a show when the performers would throw off the restrictions of their roles and improvise […]

The Red Shoes returns

New Adventures has announced the return of Matthew Bourne’s double Olivier award-winning production of The Red Shoes later this year. The national tour opens on November 18 at Theatre Royal Plymouth and runs until November 23, before visiting The Lowry, Salford, from November 26–30, ahead of a seven-week Christmas season at Sadler’s Wells, London, from […]

Dance On

Dance On, a new series of dance classes for older adults in Bradford, Doncaster and Leeds, was launched earlier this month. Supported by National Lottery funding from Sport England, Dance On sees newly appointed dance artists working with various community groups to set up new classes across the three cities. Designed to be a way […]

Hot to Trot

An intimate account of same-sex competitive ballroom dance, Hot to Trot is now available in the UK via Amazon and iTunes, and DVDS of the film are now for sale. The documentary follows the stories of charismatic Ernesto, a former meth addict from Costa Rica who strives for success and love; Emily, a lifelong type […]

New season at the Paris Opéra Ballet

The Paris Opéra Ballet has announced its new 2019/20 season, continuing its 350th anniversary celebrations this year with new productions and much-loved classics. Among the new works is At the Hawk’s Well: a collaboration between Japanese visual artist Hiroshi Sugimoto, invited for the first time to the Paris Opéra, and choreographer Alessio Silvestrin, which features […]

Combi masterclass with Strictly Wheels

Learn the basic techniques of ballroom and Latin Combi dance – performed by a wheelchair user and standing partner – with the UK’s top Para Dance Sport couple Paula Moulton and Gary Lyness, and international coach, Accursio Romeo. The masterclass on April 7 at Romeo Dance Academy in Milton Keynes will cover the internationally recognised […]

Breakin’ Convention returns

The annual celebration of hip hop, Breakin’ Convention returns to Sadler’s Wells and the Lilian Baylis Studio over the May bank holiday. A Sadler’s Wells Project, the international festival, now in its 16th year, takes place on May 4–5, showcasing hip hop dance and theatre talent. Hosted and curated by Sadler’s Wells associate artist Jonzi […]

Twelve-hour performance of Wallflower

Manchester-based company Quarantine and Dance North Scotland bring the first-ever 12-hour performance of the show Wallflower to Universal Hall, Findhorn, on March 22. Wallflower is a marathon of dance and memory. Spanning a lifetime of music, fashion, politics, friendships, parties, love and loss, it is a show about how dancing can shape our lives. From […]

Girl power

Strictly Come Dancing’s Dianne Buswell talks to Nicola Rayner about a new touring show, Here Come The Girls For one reason or another, 2019 seems to be the year of the same-sex ballroom show – sisters (or brothers) are doing it for themselves. We have Vincent Simone and Ian Waite pairing up for The Ballroom Boys […]

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