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New home for Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, one of the most sought after drama training institutions, has recently secured planning permission for a new multi-million pound home in south London. The new plans to relocate to Peckham follow a proposed move to Hornsey Town Hall in Haringey, which was abandoned in January 2015. The drama school is currently based in Wood Green … Continue reading

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London International Mime Festival 2017

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2017, the London International Mime Festival will run from 9 January to 4 February next year. It is a unique event as a once a year chance to see the very best and newest contemporary visual theatre that embraces circus-theatre, mask, physical theatre, object theatre and puppetry. It has been said that any new movement … Continue reading

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Rambert: In the Making

British dance company Rambert is soon to present In the Making: a series of sketches, experiments, drafts and short works from dance artists at Rambert, curated by independent choreographer and producer Amy Bell. These short works and works-in-progress by up and coming dance makers will give insight into different stages of their creative processes. Performances will take place in different … Continue reading

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BBC Children in Need Strictly

The BBC Children in Need Strictly Come Dancing 2016 Special, on 18 November, saw a number of Olympic Team GB stars don their glitter and their fake tan for a special edition. Team GB medallists Helen Glover MBE, Hollie Webb, Joe Clarke and Lutalo Muhammad took on the ballroom, and did their bit for BBC Children in Need 2016, as … Continue reading

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Arlene Phillips’ pantomime debut

Renowned choreographer Arlene Phillips will be making her pantomime debut as Fairy Bowbells in New Wimbledon Theatre’s Christmas pantomime, Dick Whittington, from 9 December 2016 to 15 January 2017, with First Family Entertainment. Dick Whittington tell the classic tale of a poor boy who travels to London with his cat to seek fame and fortune. Alongside seasoned pantomime performers Matthew … Continue reading

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**Now closed – winner to be announced 15th November** WIN tickets to the English National Ballet Nutcracker this Christmas

Dancewear Central is giving one lucky person the chance to win a pair of tickets to see The English National Ballet’s production of Nutcracker at The London Coliseum this Christmas. As well as a pair of tickets to see the magical Christmas ballet, Dancewear Central will also provide an overnight’s stay and breakfast for two in the nearby 4* Bloomsbury … Continue reading

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Sky and English National Ballet – a virtual reality experience

Sky, Europe’s leading entertainment company, has partnered with English National Ballet to offer audiences a ground-breaking virtual reality production inspired by Akram Khan’s new Giselle. The commission will see the combination of leading-edge technology, new choreography and the talents of English National Ballet’s artistic director and Lead Principal Tamara Rojo. Giselle VR will therefore give audiences the opportunity to experience … Continue reading

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Lloyd Webber’s The Musical Company

Musical mogul Andrew Lloyd Webber’s newest venture, called The Musical Company, has been launched as a global licensing and rights management company. It will see Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group join forces with US company Concord Bicycle Music, with The Musical Company acting as the agent responsible for managing and licensing all Lloyd Webber’s shows, such as The Phantom of … Continue reading

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Production Lab launches at DanceXchange

DanceXchange, the Birmingham-based dance house, has launched Production Lab 2016, a new opportunity for choreographers, dance artists and producers to develop their production skills. Taking place at DanceXchange’s studios on 26 and 27 October and 2 November, industry experts will deliver a series of workshops on a variety of topics in partnership with Birmingham Dance Network. BDN aims to create … Continue reading

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Dancing wonders

Dancers can often be viewed as wonders or illusions of the stage, able to make their bodies do things other humans could only dream of doing. Whether it is standing on their heads, contorting themselves into a pretzel or high kicking across the stage, it is true that dancers’ discipline and control of their bodies is something to be admired. … Continue reading

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