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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 […]

The American Clock

Arthur Miller’s masterpiece, Death of a Salesman, came to Broadway in 1949 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The author was 34 years old. In 1980, toward the end of a long, illustrious career, he wrote The American Clock, basing its loosely connected vignettes on his own life and those recounted in Hard Times, […]

March 2019 issue

In this month’s magazine, we talk to some of the world’s leading choreographers, as well as catch up with Strictly Come Dancing’s Dianne Buswell, meet our Dancer of the Month, Nicholas Shikkis of Richard Alston Dance Company, and discover who the winners were at the UK Open in Bournemouth and at The Critics’ Circle National […]

Cuba comes to Eastbourne

The spirit of Cuba comes to Eastbourne at the Cuban Salsa Sensation Weekend at the York House Hotel from May 3 to 5. Over an intensive weekend of dance workshops and parties, hosts Cuban-born instructor Leo Henriquez, Katarína Krošláková and salsa musicality expert Lee Knights will help you to take your dancing to another level. […]

Chelmsford celebrations

Were you a member of The Chelmsford Ballet Company? As part of The Chelmsford Ballet Company’s 70th anniversary celebrations, the company is inviting past members to get back in touch, share stories and reveal any archive material (such as photographs, newspaper clippings) that may form part of this special year. Past members have also been […]

Teshigawara returns to London

Japanese choreographer Saburo Teshigawara returns to London this month with his retelling of Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot, the first time he has performed in the UK since 2011. Teshigawara took up the challenge of creating a choreographic work from Dostoyevsky’s novel in 2016, producing a pure dance work that is fluid and intricately sculpted. Performed by […]

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