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DARCEY BUSSELL AND THE MAYOR OF LONDON LAUNCH BIG DANCE 2014

July 2, 2014

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Darcey Bussell and the Mayor of London Boris Johnson warm up at City Hall in London for Big Dance 2014, 5–13 July.

DARCEY BUSSELL AND THE MAYOR OF LONDON LAUNCH BIG DANCE 2014  GLASGOW, LONDON AND SYDNEY JOIN UP FOR BIG COMMONWEALTH DANCE   Big Dance Special Ambassador, Darcey Bussell, and Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, launched Big Dance 2014 today, Wednesday 2 July, at City Hall in London, with a warm up for this year’s Big Dance, […]

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Derry~Londonderry launches first UK City of Culture Programme

October 25, 2012

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Derry~Londonderry launches first UK City of Culture Programme

Derry~Londonderry launches first UK City of Culture Programme to include The Royal Ballet The programme for Derry~Londonderry 2013, the UK’s first City of Culture, was announced today. Derry~Londonderry in Northern Ireland will play host to a world-class programme which includes the Turner Prize presented outside England for the first time; a new commission by the […]

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London 2012 Festival presents ambitious and ground-breaking new commissions in the run up to the Paralympic Games including Globe Head Ballerina @ The Royal Opera House

August 22, 2012

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London 2012 Festival presents ambitious and ground-breaking new commissions in the run up to the Paralympic Games Hans Peter Kuhn, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Samuel Beckett, Claire Cunningham, Craig Coulthard, Robert Wilson, Jenny Eclair, Sinéad O’Donnell, Oliver Knussen, Camille O’Sullivan, Annie Mac, Grandmaster Flash, Idris Elba, Atom Egoyan, Sue Austin, Gavin Bryars and Ariane Mnouchkine are among the artists and performers featured in the tenth […]

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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 presents Olympic inspired programme for the London 2012 Olympic Games

August 1, 2012

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London 2012 Festival presents Olympic inspired programme for the London 2012 Olympic Games   Antony Hegarty, Meera Syal, Laurence Clark, Thomas Heatherwick, Olafur Eliasson, Richard Long, Susan Philipsz, Laurie Anderson, Mark Rees, Una Stubbs, Michael Ball, Gillian Keith, Sir James Galway, Rankin, Martin Parr, Yoko Ono, Mary McCartney, Tania Bruguera, Mike Pearson, and The Wooster Group are among […]

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Wayne McGregor’s Big Dance Trafalgar Square 2012 spectacular finale for Big Dance

July 10, 2012

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Choreographer Wayne McGregor at the Royal Opera House in London.

Wayne McGregor’s Big Dance Trafalgar Square 2012 spectacular finale for Big Dance Wayne McGregor’s spectacular new dance piece, BIG DANCE TRAFALGAR SQUARE 2012, involving 1,000 performers from 30 London groups will take place on Saturday 14 July in Trafalgar Square, as the finale of Big Dance 2012. The performance will be part of a whole […]

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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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London 2012 Festival

July 5, 2012

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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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MAYOR OF LONDON LAUNCHES BIG DANCE 2012

June 27, 2012

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MAYOR OF LONDON LAUNCHES BIG DANCE 2012 Kate Prince sets the nation dancing St Pancras Station the stage for dancers from every part of the UK Part of the London 2012 Festival Dancers from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and across England, will converge on the platforms of St Pancras International Station on Thursday 5 July […]

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Pavlova 2012 | Anna Pavlova website launched

March 2, 2012

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Pavlova 2012 | Anna Pavlova website launched with event listings 2012 marks the centenary of ballet dancer Anna Pavlova making London, and Ivy House, her home. Pavlova lived at Ivy House from 1912 until her death in 1931. The the London Jewish Cultural Centre has launched a special website where you’ll find details of all the […]

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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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DANCE INPIRES FASHION

August 17, 2010

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Search to find the capital’s hottest young designers who love dance is launched I am a Fashion Designer and I love Dance. Inspired by dance and fashion? The T-Mobile Big Dance 2010 has launched a search to find the capital’s hottest young designers who love dance. Whether your inspiration is fiery salsa shapes, luxurious Bollywood […]

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THE T-MOBILE BIG DANCE FINALE:

July 12, 2010

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T-Mobile Big Dance Finale

Getty Images CAST OF THOUSANDS TRANSFORM LONDON STREETS FOR THE ‘BIG WORLD DANCE’ Not strictly all ballet, but the sheer joy of dance in all it’s forms was on display at the weeked, and as I have been reporting on Big Dance 2010 throughout, I couldn’t leave out the finale ! The T-Mobile Big Dance […]

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Ballet NEWS | THE CLOCK STARTS FOR THE COUNTDOWN TO THE T-MOBILE BIG DANCE 2010

May 20, 2010

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Dance Champion Arlene Phillips launches the T-Mobile Big Dance Bus at Sadler’s Wells © David Parry/ PA • Programme announced for The T-Mobile Big Dance 2010 • The T-Mobile Big Dance Bus launched by Arlene Phillips • Londoners invited to join the biggest street dance in the world The six-week countdown begins today for The […]

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