We welcome 2016 with coverage of very many dance styles, from ballet, ballroom and contemporary dance by way of malambo from Argentina and the Peking Opera from China… Energy forever Zoë Anderson speaks to Royal Ballet principal Marianela Nuñez about Giselle, dance on screen and the politics of guesting: “Nuñez feels strongly about [guesting]. It’s […]
Dance Power, a gala starring dancers from Strictly Come Dancing to The Royal Ballet, will raise funds for the British Red Cross. Held at London’s Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on October 11, it will be hosted by Strictly’s Anton du Beke, who will perform with his dance partner Erin Boag.
Practise makes perfect… This month, we explore the art of preparation and celebrate the 90th Blackpool Dance Festival, at which our cover stars, Michael Malitowski and Joanna Leunis, stepped down from competition – though not, they have explained, from dancing…
Strictly dancer Anton Du Beke will be among the stars taking to the stage for one night only to raise funds for the British Red Cross.
Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag are back together with a spectacular new show, That’s Entertainment. It’s their first show together since the birth of Erin’s baby son, Ewan, in April 2014.
Yesterday Erin Boag, the longest-serving female dancer on Strictly Come Dancing, confirmed that she was pregnant with her first child. Writing on her blog, Erin said: “I can’t keep it covered up any longer… There’s been much speculation about my absence from this year’s Strictly Come Dancing, but I can now reveal the real reason why […]
Anton Du Beke’s new production Ballroom To Broadway, which he presents without long-term dance partner Erin Boag, will embark on a tour of the UK and Ireland in early 2014, presented by Raymond Gubbay.
Following hot on the (Cuban) heels of departing Doctor Who Matt Smith, this week saw the mass exodus from Strictly Come Dancing of long-standing and, in some cases, long-suffering professionals Erin Boag, Vincent Simone, Flavia Cacace and Aliona Vilani. Can the newbies possibly follow in their nimble footsteps? We’re looking for a slightly uncomfortable national stereotype, […]
New year brings ballroom to the stage. As Strictly Come Dancing finishes its run on television, its professional dancers switch to the theatre.
Week 7 Ah, Strictly’s Wembley Week – a party to which the TV viewers are not invited. “It’s a brilliant atmosphere here!” people howled at us with increasing levels of desperation (and from the bottom of a lake in 1964 if the sound was anything to go by). In order to reassure us that this was […]
Week 6 This week’s Strictly was a test run. We all know Brucie won’t be around forever, and can there be a show without him? I hate to wish a sudden career end on anyone, but the answer is a resounding YES. And why? Because of the quick-witted, adlibbing, gently caustic, genuinely warm presenting goddess […]
Week 5 Phew! After last week’s horror fest – in execution more than premise – Strictly got back on track with a theme-free weekend, bar the occasional grating fireworks gag (mainly bleated out by Tess during links. Has Bruce rubbed off on her, or can they not even trust him with the puns these days?). […]