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Celebrating a decade of Big Dance, the biggest and most ambitious celebration of dance in the UK

June 30, 2016

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Celebrating a decade of Big Dance, the biggest and most ambitious celebration of dance in the UK   Hundreds take part in Big Dance Trafalgar Square to launch Big Dance Week 2016 Get our nation fit with dance in schools Darcey Bussell announced today Keep ‘dance big’ – the call for a National Dance Masterplan Big […]

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English National Ballet commission Cameron McMillan to create new work for Big Dance

July 8, 2014

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English National Ballet commission Cameron McMillan to create new work for Big Dance English National Ballet has commissioned award-winning choreographer, Cameron McMillan to create a new work for Big Dance in West London. The piece, Kinetic Echo – Our Dancing Selves, explores questions of online identity and self expression and will be performed at Westfield […]

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English National Ballet @ The Coronation Festival Gala

July 19, 2013

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English National Ballet at The Coronation Festival Gala. Photograph : Theo Cohen

English National Ballet @ The Coronation Festival Gala Yesterday I published the first part of this photographic series on English National Ballet’s participation in the Coronation Festival Gala that took place last week in the gardens on Buckingham Palace. In this final part you can see further images from the stage, the audience and the […]

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English National Ballet Fouette @ The Festival

July 18, 2013

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Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace

English National Ballet Fouette @ The Festival Last week, in the gardens of Buckingham Palace, English National Ballet performed for The Queen at the Coronation Festival Gala. The Festival was organised by the Royal Warrant Holders Association, whose members supply goods or services to The Queen, her husband or her eldest son. The Queen’s Coronation […]

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BALLET STAR TAMARA ROJO LAUNCHES GLOBAL ‘BIG DANCE’ IN LONDON

May 16, 2013

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Ballet Star Tamara Rojo Launches Global 'Big Dance' In London Photograph :Tim P. Whitby

BALLET STAR TAMARA ROJO LAUNCHES GLOBAL ‘BIG DANCE’ IN LONDON   Dancers from English National Ballet, led by their Artistic Director, Tamara Rojo, were joined today at their Kensington Studios by young dancers from Chingford Foundation School, to launch the BIG DANCE PLEDGE, to be performed by thousands of people all over the world this […]

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BREAKING BALLET NEWS | CORONATION FESTIVAL GALA ARTISTS REVEALED

April 30, 2013

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BREAKING BALLET NEWS | CORONATION FESTIVAL GALA ARTISTS REVEALED The Royal Warrant Holders Association today (Tuesday 30th April 2013), confirmed the names of artists that will take part in three magnificent Gala performances within the Gardens of Buckingham Palace this summer. The Galas form part of the Coronation Festival – a unique public event hosted by […]

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FREEFALL DANCE COMPANY CELEBRATES ITS FIRST TEN YEARS

January 7, 2013

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FREEFALL DANCE COMPANY CELEBRATES ITS FIRST TEN YEARS   Freefall Dance Company, a partnership between Birmingham Royal Ballet and Fox Hollies Performing Arts College, enters its second decade high on the success of the first In 2012 the company was an integral part of Mencap’s hugely successful Cultural Olympiad project WE DANCE, creating a brand […]

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BIG DANCE ON TELEVISION AND ON SCREEN

July 6, 2012

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BIG DANCE ON TELEVISION AND ON SCREEN Big Dance and Channel 4 in association with BAFTA will release Big Dance Shorts, five specially commissioned short films made by rising young choreographers and film-makers, chosen by competition and made with the support of leading film luminaries. The films will be broadcast as part of the Random […]

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Ballet Business | Fundraising

June 11, 2012

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Ballet Business | the business of fundraising “It’s my dream. There’s nothing else I want to do.”  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that. Dreams are vital and if you’ve got to the stage where you need to be thinking about fundraising – well done! The transition of dream to reality begins […]

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English National Ballet and East London Dance join forces for Shhh… it’s a Secret

May 15, 2012

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English National Ballet and East London Dance join forces for Shhh… it’s a Secret a dance experience unlike any other, taking place at Westfield Stratford City and Westfield London on Friday 18 May. Shhh… it’s a Secret celebrates the Big Dance 2012six week countdown for the East and West London Hubs, East London Dance and […]

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BIG DANCE AN INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON

May 14, 2012

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Londoners take part in finale of the T-Mobile Big Dance 2010 on July 10, 2010 in London, England. Today's 'Big World Dance', involving thousands of dancers, is the climax of over 850 dance events that have taken place in the captial over the last 9 days. The T-Mobile Big Dance 2010, is London's Legacy Trust UK programme led by the Mayor of London in partnership with Arts Council England.

BIG DANCE AN INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON ·      PARTNERSHIPS WITH OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES HOST CITIES BEIJING AND RIO UNVEILED ·      COUNTDOWN BEGINS TO BIG DANCE WEEK WITH HUNDREDS OF EVENTS ACROSS LONDON AND ALL OVER THE UK ·      OVER HALF A MILLION SCHOOLCHILDREN ACROSS THE GLOBE TAKE PART IN GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT The international programme […]

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Big Dance shortlisted for National Lottery Award: Voting now open

May 31, 2011

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   Big Dance shortlisted for National Lottery Award: Voting now open Big Dance has made it through to the semi-finals of the National Lottery Awards, and is one of only 10 projects in the Best Arts Project category.   The annual awards promote the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects, and they recognise and celebrate the […]

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Her Majesty The Queen hosts a reception co-produced by English National Ballet

May 10, 2011

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four ballet dancers on the Grand Staircase at Buckingham Palace

Last night Her Majesty The Queen and Prince Phillip hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace in celebration of young people in the performing arts. The Queen holds receptions throughout the year and the guests are drawn from all walks of life.  Celebrity guests including Jools Holland, Duffy, Dame Helen Mirren, Ellie Goulding, Sheila Hancock, Kevin […]

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BIG DANCE AND UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON DANCE FOR THE QUEEN

May 9, 2011

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BIG DANCE AND UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON DANCE FOR THE QUEEN •BIG DANCE CELEBRATES ROYAL PATRONAGE OF THE PERFORMING ARTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE UK With one year to go to its 2012 programme, Big Dance was delighted to mark the occasion by celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s and His Royal Highness The Duke […]

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BIG DANCE GOES NATIONAL IN 2012 with English National Ballet

May 4, 2011

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BIG DANCE GOES NATIONAL IN 2012 •WAYNE MCGREGOR UNVEILS PLANS FOR TRAFALGAR SQUARE   •BIG DANCE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS INITIATIVE LAUNCHED Big Dance, London’s Legacy Trust UK programme, delivered by the Mayor of London and Arts Council England, announced today plans for Big Dance 2012, taking place from 7-15 July 2012, as part of London 2012 […]

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Leading artists from around the world head up first commissions for the London 2012 Festival

December 7, 2010

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ballet dancer Tamara Rojo poses on pointe

Today an announcement from The Royal Opera House heralds the first group of commissions and special projects for the London 2012 Festival – and The Royal Ballet are included. Please see attached iPad painting created specially for today’s announcement by David Hockney. His exhibition will be at the Royal Academy of Arts in 2012. Sent […]

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ADD SPARKLE TO YOUR SKATES: Somerset House launches Ice Dancing programme with Big Dance and English National Ballet

November 4, 2010

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Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean at the Somerset House Ice Rink opening gala presented by Tiffany Co 2008 PA Carl Court

    ADD SPARKLE TO YOUR SKATES: Somerset House launches Ice Dancing programme with Big Dance and English National Ballet Hello everyone !  You might recall that last Christmas I spent the most heavenly time at Somerset House when I interviewed Maria Engel for a special Cupcakes at Tiffany’s.  The company set up a giant Tiffany blue cube jammed […]

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Dance, Dance, Dance

October 1, 2010

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dancers dressed in red in fountains at Somerset House

Dance, Dance, Dance Sky Arts presents the best of British dance in a new 3D film sensation Sky Arts production for Sky 3D Channel Saturday 2 October 2010 at 9pm Today, Sky Arts celebrates the UK’s most exciting choreographers and dancers with six stunning new dance commissions, filmed in 3D for the launch of the […]

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Ballet NEWS | BIG DANCE 2010

January 21, 2010

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Photograph :  David Parry/PA PLANS ANNOUNCED FOR BIG DANCE 2010 AND 2012: LONDON’S MAYOR INVITES EVERYONE TO DANCE • 10,000 people take part in show-stopping Big World Dance in the streets of London in July 2010 • Wayne McGregor to choreograph London in 2012 • £2.89 million funding from Legacy Trust UK for London’s Big […]

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