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The 2017 Norfolk & Norwich Festival

The Norfolk & Norwich Festival, the largest arts festival in the East of England and one of the four largest in the UK, recently announced the first shows of its 2017 festival. The flagship arts festival for the East of England, the festival showcases some of the world’s most renowned international artists alongside regional talent, drawing audiences from across the … Continue reading

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Back to dance!

With New Year resolutions still reverberating around our brains, there is no better time to propel yourself into dance for 2017. Whether you have decided to improve your fitness – within dance or otherwise – or dance technique, learn from a new teacher or even return to dance after a break, the start of the new year can provide further … Continue reading

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Royal Ballet School summer programme

Last month, applications opened for the Royal Ballet School’s annual summer programme, which has been extended from two weeks to four weeks for 2017. Students can apply to attend for up to two weeks each, so the extra time will enable more students to attend the programme and take part in its content. The Summer School is also open to … Continue reading

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The dx Choreography Award

DanceXchange, the Midlands-based dance house, recently announced the launch of the dx Choreography Award, to be used to support artists at an early stage of their choreographic career. As part of DanceXchange’s new Artist Development programme which will be launched in Spring 2017, the dx Choreography Award will support the practice of up to eight early-career artists each year who … Continue reading

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Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s m¡longa

Dance Consortium, the group of 17 large-scale theatres located across the UK, recently announced details of the m¡longa UK tour 2017.  Created by celebrated contemporary dancer and choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, m¡longa is a Sadler’s Wells production, and an exploration of tango for the 21st century. The tour opens at The Lowry, Salford Quays in May 2017 and heads to … Continue reading

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Wicked star to return

It has been rumoured that the Wicked and Glee star Kristin Chenoweth could be set to return to London for a fresh stint performing, this time in Stiles and Drewe’s Soapdish. The musical, an adaptation of the 1991 film starring Sally Field, Robert Downey Jr and Whoopi Goldberg, tells the backstage story of the cast and crew of a popular … Continue reading

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Motionhouse’s multimedia dance show

Building on the success of Broken in 2016, dance and performance company Motionhouse will return to The Peacock, London with its 2009 production Scattered during its 2016/17 tour. This is the company’s eighth tour, which opened at Motionhouse’s home venue, Warwick Arts Centre, in October. Following this is 13 more venues in the UK, Denmark and Germany before performances from … Continue reading

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Professional preparation in Derby

Dance students in Derby are able to better prepare for life after studying at university as a result of working in a professional dance house as part of their studies. The University of Derby and Déda have collaborated on a single honours dance degree, prompted by two specific factors. A need for a progression route for Déda’s Youth Academy members … Continue reading

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Free cultural activities for children

The Cultural Citizens Programme, a government initiative that will provide over 600 children in disadvantaged areas free access to cultural activities, was recently launched. The programme, which includes trips to the theatre, will be piloted in Barking and Dagenham, Liverpool and Blackpool, and Birmingham, and it is hoped that it will be rolled out nationally if it is successful. The … Continue reading

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The Royal Ballet’s live rehearsals

Last month, at the end of November, The Royal Ballet live streamed its rehearsals of The Sleeping Beauty from the Clore Studio at the Royal Opera House. In an exciting peek behind the scenes of what could be argued is Britain’s premier dance company, audiences online around the world were able to see the company in action during their daytime … Continue reading

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