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Dance UK conference

Akram Khan, Kevin O’Hare, Gillian Lynne, Tamara Rojo, Jonzi D and Wayne McGregor are among the  speakers at The Future: New Ideas, New Inspirations, the UK’s first ever industry-wide dance conference. Organised by Dance UK, the conference will offer more than 120 speakers, with events at London venues from April 9 to 12. The conference […]

New Year’s honours

The New Year’s honours list included several awards for services to dance.

Dance at the Blue Elephant

The Blue Elephant Theatre, in Camberwell, London, marks Black History Month with a dance double bill. In What The Soul Can’t Hide/Harbour, choreographer Heather Cupid brings contemporary, Afro-contemporary and Caribbean styles together. The two stories create a journey of personal battle, cultural difference and finally celebration. The show runs from October 4 to 6.

Fleur Darkin to direct Scottish Dance Theatre

Choreographer Fleur Darkin has been appointed artistic director of Scottish Dance Theatre, Scotland’s national contemporary dance company, based at Dundee Rep Theatre. Starting this autumn, Darkin replaces Janet Smith, who has taken up the post of principal at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

Mélanie Demers and Laïla Diallo in Sense of Self

Sense of Self At the opening of Sense of Self, the new duet from Mélanie Demers and Laïla Diallo, one of the performers, dressed in a red velvet evening frock, her face obscured by a guerrilla mask, smashes a pile of plates into a large cardboard box. Such frustration at having to do the dishes […]

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