Let’s Dance

Dancing at Maastricht with André

THE eagerly-awaited André Rieu 2019 Maastricht concert film, entitled Shall We Dance, will be broadcast by satellite at the Regent Centre in Christchurch on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July. Rieu’s annual hometown concerts attract fans from all corners of the globe. The medieval town square is transformed into a spectacular backdrop for the performances….

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Anniversary delights at Hatch ballet

WHEN the Covent Garden Dance Company celebrates its tenth anniversary of Ballet at Hatch, near Tisbury, from 25th to 28th July, the audience is in for a memorable evening, with exciting new works and an appearance by Xander Parish, one of the principals of Russia’s famous Mariinsky Ballet, and the only British dancer in the…

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Party with The Leylines

THE Chance to Dance event at the David Hall, South Petherton, on Saturday 6th July features The Leylines, a West Country collective with a genre-defying, eclectic sound that ranges from traditional folk to festival rock. The band was founded by a group of musicians in Weston-super-Mare (via Bristol), who wanted to combine their individual musical…

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Rambert2 at Bristol Old Vic

RAMBERT’S new ensemble, made up of 13 of the world’s best young dancers chosen from 800 applicants after an open audition, comes to Bristol Old Vic from Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th June. The performance features Grey Matter, a new dance work from Benoit Swan Pouffer, the company’s guest artistic director, with original music by…

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Smack That (a conversation) at Salisbury

IF the name Beverly and the word “party” reminds you of the 1977 black comedy Abigail’s Party, think again – the Beverley in Smack That is a very different character, as the audience will discover when the play comes to Salisbury Arts Centre on Tuesday 4th June, as part of Salisbury International Arts Festival. One…

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Vasko Vassilev at Hatch

WORLD renowned violinist and conductor Vasko Vassilev will be joining Covent Garden Dance Company for this year’s tenth anniversary ballet at Hatch House. The exciting news of this star musician coming to Hatch comes just days after the company announced that for the first time the ballet will be over four nights, Thursday 25th to…

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Salisbury’s bank holiday City Encounters

CITY Encounters returns to the streets of Salisbury with two days of free street entertainment over the late May bank holiday, bringing a colourful and exciting range of performances by nine companies, ranging from a family drag show to puppetry for all ages and aerial choreography. Pulse! with Joss Arnott Dance, performed entirely around a…

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Celebrate a decade of ballet under the stars

IT would be hard to imagine a more beautiful or magical setting for outdoor ballet than the walled garden at Hatch House near Tisbury, where the Covent Garden Dance Company will celebrate the tenth anniversary of Ballet Under the Stars, on 26th, 27th and 28th July. This year’s special programme is both a celebration of…

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