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New work by disabled and deaf artists presented alongside the London 2012 Paralympic Games

August 21, 2012

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'Fusional Fragments' by Marc Brew with Dame Evelyn Glennie. Photographer Irven Lewis

New work by disabled and deaf artists presented alongside the London 2012 Paralympic Games   Last year Ballet News broke new ground : Ballet News presents a British Sign Language Interpretation for the first time I’d like to introduce you to Kelly Johnson, a Junior Trainee Sign Language Interpreter.  Kelly has, for the first time, interpreted […]

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London 2012 Festival

July 5, 2012

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Big Dance

Baaba Maal, Gilberto Gil, Ms Dynamite, Alfred Hitchcock, Jane & Louise Wilson, Matthew Williamson, Paul Smith, Kate Prince, Pina Bausch, Douglas Gordon, Wendy Ramshaw, Mira Calix, Sarnath Bennerjee, Richard Wilson, and John Gerrard, among the stars of London 2012 Festival’s third week London 2012 Festival 4 July 2012 – An extraordinary week of events taking […]

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London 2012 opportunity for Birmingham dancers with a learning disability

February 24, 2012

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London 2012 opportunity for Birmingham dancers with a learning disability People with a learning disability in Birmingham have been given the opportunity to take part in a dance project inspired by the London 2012 Games, which will be screened throughout the UK by the BBC. We Dance is a grassroots dance scheme that will see […]

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Northern Ballet join Leeds Canvas as part of the Cultural Olympiad

August 10, 2011

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Leeds Canvas Media Release For immediate release 10 August 2011 Northern Ballet collaborates with 7 other key arts organisations  Leeds becomes a canvas as part of Cultural Olympiad The countdown to Yorkshire’s Cultural Olympiad activity begins today with the launch of the brand new Leeds Canvas website. Leeds Canvas was selected in 2009 as the Yorkshire […]

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English National Ballet season 2011/12

July 23, 2011

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English National Ballet has released details of it’s 2011/12 season as follows : Strictly Gershwin on tour 6 – 9 October (preview week) 12 Oct-19 November (National tour) 14-18 February 2012 Bristol Hippodrome January 2012 London Coliseum The Nutcracker 7 December – 14 January 2012 London Coliseum Beyond Ballet Russes (The Rite of Spring/Ode:Meditation sur […]

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BIG DANCE AND UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON DANCE FOR THE QUEEN

May 9, 2011

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crowd of dancers outside Buckingham Palace

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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