The LGBT+ movement still has plenty of battles to fight, but finding representation in the theatre is not one of them. The Southbank Centre has launched a season of “queer cabaret, drag kings and queens, and DJ collectives” that runs through the summer, featuring dance, comedy, films, happenings and exhibitions, many of them free, from […]
After restoration and redesign, the Southbank Centre is to reopen two of its venues, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Purcell Room. The London venue celebrates with the announcement of its 2018 to 2019 programme, and the appointment of two new associate companies, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance and Forced Entertainment, joining ZooNation Youth Company as associates. […]
English National Ballet has announced the finalists for its Emerging Dancer competition. Held on March 23 at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, the competition is deisgned to recognise and nurture talent within the company.
The New Year’s honours list included several awards for services to dance.
From a mass dancing and signing to Pharrell Williams’ Happy to non-dancers dancing in public, Southbank Centre’s second Unlimited Festival is a programme of performance, dance and visual art from artists with disabilities.
Dance UK is running Business of Dance, a series of seminars on business planning, promotion and fundraising for dance artists.
Canadian company RUBBERBANDance Group (pictured) come to the Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room this week, dancing Gravity of Center, an explosive blend of ballet and hip hop.
As part of a year-long festival dedicated to 20th century music, London’s Southbank Centre is holding a number of talks and film shows relating to Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.
Part of Southbank’s Unlimited festival, Mish Weaver’s Box of Frogs is a circus show about bipolar disorder. Depression and circus may not seem to be obvious companions, but, in fact, the two sit together remarkably well. At the show’s opening, two of Stumble danceCircus’s five onstage performers (there are two more featured on film: juggler […]
Presented alongside the London 2012 Paralympic Games, the Unlimited programme shows a groundbreaking group of new works by disabled and deaf artists. Originally planned as part of the Cultural Olympiad, this is the UK’s largest ever series of commissions from disabled and deaf artists, celebrating their work on an unprecedented scale.
Yonah Acosta was presented with English National Ballet’s 2012 Emerging Dancer Award last night at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on London’s Southbank. Cuban-born Acosta, Dancing Times’ Dancer of the Month in November 2011, competed against five of his ENB colleagues to take the prize, and appeared in solos from Diana and Actaeon and Don Quixote […]
Choreographer Hofesh Shechter has selected 20 dancers for the U.Dance Ensemble, a new UK-wide youth dance company. Shechter, the young company’s artistic director, chose the dancers from a national audition in December. All the dancers are aged between 16 and 21.