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Dance and redevelopment at Southbank Centre

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 announce 2015’s Emerging Dancers

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.

New Year’s honours

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

Unlimited Festival

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.

The Business of Dance

Dance UK is running Business of Dance, a series of seminars on business planning, promotion and fundraising for dance artists.

RUBBERBANDance Group

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.

Rite talking

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.

Unlimited presents new work by disabled artists

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 wins Emerging Dancer Award 2012

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 […]

Hofesh Shecther chooses dancers for youth company

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.

Tea dance and vintage seaside on the South Bank

The Southbank Centre’s celebration of 1951 and the Festival of Britain continues throughout August, from retro delights to ways of looking forward.

Dance into May

If you’re hoping to fill your May bank holiday weekend with dance, look no further than this year’s Breakin’ Convention (April 30–May 2), the hip hop dance festival at Sadler’s Wells that has everything from pioneering footwork to dancing robots.

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