Let’s Dance

Time to face the music and dance!

BOURNEMOUTH Symphony Orchestra will be leading a new series of tea dances at Pelhams in Kinson, starting on Wednesday 6th December. The BSO Dance Band will be performing a huge variety of dancefloor classics from vintage Sinatra and Mancini through to Elvis and The Beatles. Couples, singles and groups of friends of all ages and…

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Alice adventures into dance

STARTING the pre-Christmas Lewis Carroll theme, Arts Univ­er­sity Bourne­mouth Dance Degree students will be performing  What Would Alice Do? at Pavilion Dance from Wednesday 6th to Friday 8th December (in advance of their performing arts collea­gues’ production of Alice at the AUB Wallisdown campus from Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th December.) Directed by Jane White,…

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Surprise event at GMC

GORDON Amery, organist and organiser at Gillingham Methodist Church, thought he had arranged his final event in the 2017 series, but he is delighted to announce a new performance, on Sunday 26th November at 3pm. One of his team of organists, Louise McLaughlin, also works as outreach co-ordinator for JSNLN Dance, set up by Soren…

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Four dances in 14 days from Balletboyz

BALLETBOYZ make a welcome return to Bath Theatre Royal on Sunday 26th November, performing Fourteen Days. The all-male dance company brings its world premiere production, created by four internationally celebrated choreographers, alongside four eminent composers. The four short pieces are performed with  the company’s acclaimed Fallen. Choreographers Javier De Frutos, Craig Revel Horwood, Iván Pérez …

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Classic Christmas ballet at the Mayflower

ENGLISH National Ballet brings its ever-popular production of  Nutcracker to the May­­­flower in Southampton from 29th Novem­ber to 2nd December as part of its autumn tour. The classic Christmas ballet returns to the Coliseum in London from 13th December to 6th January. The three duos dancing the roles of the nephew and Clare at Southampton…

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Last 2017 date for Last Man

AFTER an autumn of touring with Last Man Standing, James Wilton Dance brings its show to Pavillion Dance on Thursday 30th Novem­ber. After 2016’s performance of Lev­ia­than it’s a welcome return from the company. Driven by a raging soundtrack of rock music, Last Man Standing is inspired by the story of Orpheus and Eurydice. as…

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Pavilion Dance premiere for Sylvie Guillem film

PAVILION Dance South West is presenting the UK premiere of a dance film featuring the greatest dancer of her generation, Sylvie Guillem, on Thursday 23rd November. Sur Le Fil/On the Edge, directed by Françoise Ha Van. provides a close-up insight into Sylvie Guillem’s glittering career as a star dancer from the classical ballet through to…

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Dance with your hair

ONE of this year’s most unusual, colourful and inviting performances on the rural touring programme is The Head Wrap Diaries, with Uchenna Dance, coming to Dorset and Somerset in mid-November. The Head Wrap Diaries, with Artsreach at Halstock on 16th November, features three fierce, clever and witty female characters exploring stories of community, heritage, womanhood…

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Where dance meets visual art

PHILIPPE Saire brings his international performance company to Pavilion Dance on Wednesday 8th Novem­ber to perform Black Out, which is described where dance crosses visual art. The familiar 180-seat theatre in Bournemouth will be transformed into a set that allows audiences to watch from a birds-eye-view, with the performers far below. The visuals  emphasise the…

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Odile at Shaftesbury

JSLN Dance Company returns to Shaftesbury Arts Centre on Friday 10th November for a one-night-only performance of Odile. The full-length ballet promises to enthral audiences of all ages. It’s a fresh look at the world’s favourite ballet, Swan Lake, seen through the eyes of the orphaned Odile, who has been mistreated by her evil uncle…

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