Let’s Dance

Rambert on tour

RAMBERT returns to Bath Theatre Royal on 2nd November with the current tour, showcasing Christopher Bruce’s unforgettable Ghost Dances, performed alongside the samba-fuelled party piece A Linha Curva. The triple bill is completed by Kim Brandstrup’s dramatic love story Transfigured Night. Rambert’s artisticdirector Mark Baldwin says: “This of modern masterpieces, from the award-winning modern masterpiece…

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Men and power play

THE dance season at Poole’s Lighthouse continues on Friday and Saturday 13th and 14th October with Cockfight, described as a cross between The Office and an Australian style cage-fight. It’s a comical game of one-upmanship that builds to a moment of impact where everything is suspended. Skilfully enacting a full-throttle mash-up of extreme physical risk-taking,…

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Roundabout Poole Park

FROM Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th Oct­­o­ber, Poole Park will host The Round­about Festival, organised by Paines Plough, Activate and Poole’s Light­house centre for the arts. The festival brings Paine’s Plough’s flat-pack, pop-up theatre-in-the-round back to the park,  and this year it will be the venue for live theatre, comedy for kids, locally created performances…

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Tap for the family

TAP Factory comes to Poole’s Lighthouse on Saturday 7th October at 7.45pm. This is a show for all the family, with urban tap dance, percussion, comedy and acrobatics. It’s full of high-energy dance, explosive percussion and acrobatics. For more details, phone  01202 280000 or on line visit www.lighthousepoole.co.uk

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Last Man Standing dances into the West Country

RISING star choreographer James Wilton and his talented dance company bring a new show, Last Man Standing, to Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset in October. The first date is with Artsreach at Drimpton village hall (01308 867442) on Saturday 7th October. (now sold out) Flying bodies, last minute catches and an energy you can feel…

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Fiery flamenco on tour

MI FLAMENCO, a West Country based company that stages authentic vibrant flamenco performances comes to Frome, Bridport, Bournemouth, and two Artsreach venues in October. Mi Flamenco will perform Incognito on Wednesday 4th at Frome’s Merlin Theatre, Saturday 7th at Bridport Arts Centre, Sunday 8th at the Shelley Theatre, Boscombe,, and with Artsreach on Friday 13th…

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Anglo-Indian links in dance

CHOREOGRAPHERS Hemabharathy Palani and Ronita Mookerji from India and Emma-Jayne Park from the UK bring their new works, Outlands, to Salisbury Arts Centre on Saturday 30th September at 8pm. This 2Faced Dance production is described as a vivacious and gripping triple bill of contemporary dance. These female choreographers present an intimate evening of work to…

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Dreams of dancing from Akram Khan

TAUNTON’S Brewhouse hosts star choreographer and dancer Akram Khan’s first ever family show, Chotto Desh, for two per­­formances on Thursday 21st Septem­ber. The hour-long show has been reworked from Khan’s  Olivier award-winning autobiographical solo show DESH. It will be performed by Dennis Alamanos and Nico­las Ricchini on alternate performances. Bengali for “small homeland”, Chotto Desh…

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Rip It Up with Strictly stars

THREE Strictly stars – two champions and a professional – will be “Dancing Through The 50s” in a dazzling music and dance programme on stage at Poole Lighthouse’s arts centre on Thursday 28th September at 7.30pm. Jay McGuiness, Natalie Lowe and Louis Smith will “rip it up” with BBC Radio Two’s Leo Green, musicians, dancers…

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