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BIG DANCE 2016: CELEBRATING THE DANCE DECADE

January 29, 2016

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BIG DANCE 2016:  CELEBRATING THE DANCE DECADE Big Dance celebrates a decade of expansion and development in dance across the country in 2016, in this, the final Big Dance year, with events and performances all over the country between 2 and 10 July 2016. Big Dance, founded by the Mayor of London in 2006 and now […]

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BBC launches search for UK’s most talented dancers with first ever BBC Young Dancer

October 2, 2014

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(L-R) The BBC’s Director-General Tony Hall and internally renowned Ballet star Carlos Acosta launching BBC Young Dancer 2015 at Sadler’s Wells, London. Carlos Acosta has been named as an Ambassador for the Award. BBC Young Dancer launches with four categories – Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop and South Asian Dance – and will be broadcast on BBC Two and BBC Four. Tony Hall, Carlos Acosta - (C) BBC - Photographer: Sim Cannety-Clarke

BBC launches search for UK’s most talented dancers with first ever BBC Young Dancer BBC Young Dancer launches with four categories: Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop and South Asian Dance BBC Young Dancer 2015 Grand Final Judges today announced as: Matthew Bourne, Akram Khan, Wayne McGregor, Tamara Rojo, Kenrick Sandy and Alistair Spalding Carlos Acosta announced […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Giuliano Contadini, Soloist, Northern Ballet

January 6, 2014

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Giuliano Contadini, Soloist, Northern Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? My special protein shake. It wakes me up much faster than my alarm. If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is it that has made you stick with it ? It’s the […]

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SCOTTISH BALLET presents Matthew Bourne’s HIGHLAND FLING

February 28, 2013

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SCOTTISH BALLET presents Matthew Bourne’s HIGHLAND FLING Sponsored by Adam & Company Directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne Music La Sylphide by Herman Severin Løvenskjold, performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra Designs: Lez Brotherston Lighting: Paule Constable Theatre Royal GLASGOW 27 April – 4 May 2013 Eden Court Theatre INVERNESS 9 – 11 May […]

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Scottish Ballet’s founding Artistic Director commemorated

November 28, 2012

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Claire Robertson and Owen Thorne in Peter Darrell’s Cheri. Photograph by Alan Peebles.

Scottish Ballet’s founding Artistic Director commemorated BBC Scotland will be showing a special ArtWorks documentary to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Scottish Ballet founding Artistic Director Peter Darrell’s death on BBC Two Scotland, Tuesday 4 December. Scottish Ballet dancers Claire Robertson and Owen Thorne rehearse and perform a section of Darrell’s Cheri exclusively for this […]

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Strictly Come Dancing on Swan Lake

November 3, 2011

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Strictly Come Dancing on Swan Lake Last saturday night on Strictly Come Dancing, professional dancer and current Strictly champion Artem Chigvintsev pushed the boundaries of the show further than ever with his celebrity dance partner Holly Valance. Artem made a unique choice with Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake music and as this was Halloween week, took inspiration for […]

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Strictly Come Dancing – Halloween week with Swan Lake

October 29, 2011

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Strictly Come Dancing – Halloween week (5)  Last year, one of my all time favourite weeks was Halloween, because everything came together – the costumes, hair and make-up, and the dancing. 3 Tangos, 3 Pasos, 1 Samba, 1 Jive, 1 American Smooth, 1 Rhumba and 1 Quickstep. But will they match up to last year […]

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