Let’s Dance

Playhouse reopens with six week season 

SALISBURY Playhouse will re-open in October with a socially-distanced six-week season of theatre, dance, music and live screenings, running between 14th October and 21st November. To follow government guidelines for indoor performances and social distancing, the capacity of the main house will be reduced from 512 to 148, with audiences sitting in their household bubbles…

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Crying out for change at Messums

A BRILLIANT young dance theatre company brings two powerful dance and film events, exploring contemporary issues of social and cultural change, at Messums Wiltshire in the 700-year old Tisbury tithe barn. Matsena Theatre Company will perform The Geometry of Fear in the barn on Saturday 5th September, followed by a screening of Error Code 8:46…

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Deluxe at Poole and touring

BALLETBOYZ return to Poole’s Lighthouse on Wed­nes­day 18th March, with De­luxe, their new co-production with Sadler’s Wells. Following the success of their recent shows Them/Us, Fourteen Days, Young Men and Life, the Boyz are back and celebrating their 20th anniversary year. Deluxe fuses the work of some of the world’s most exciting and innovative choreographers and composers….

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Surgical approach to dance

SURGERY may seem an unlikely inspiration for dance, but it is the informed background to a new dance work, in which three skilled performers will take the audience into the heart of the operating theatre, at Gillingham School on Saturday 21st March. Artsreach has just one performance by Sadhana Dance of Under My Skin, which…

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Come dance with Artsreach

A BAND made up of some of Dorset’s best known and most accomplished folk musicians will get toes tapping and feet dancing at Ashton Barn, Martinstown, on Friday 20th March, at the first of this year’s 30th anniversary special events for Artsreach, Dorset’s rural touring arts charity. The birthday barndance will feature caller Angela Laycock…

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Celebrating human movement at Salisbury

LEADING musicians, athletes, dancers and artists from around the world will gather in Salisbury for this year’s International Arts Festival, running from Friday 22nd May to Saturday 6th June. Performers will include Hofesh Shechter and his dance company, violinist Harriet Mackenzie, inspirational conductor Charles Hazlewood jazz star Jacqui Dankworth, Paralympian Ade Adepitan and world champion…

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Bourne’s Red Shoes in Bristol and Southampton

MATTHEW Bourne  and his New Adventures company return to Bristol Hippodrome to perform The Red Shoes from 3rd to 7th March. Based on the Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger film, which in turn was based on Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy story, Bourne’s dance adaptation sold out before its world premiere in 2016. It has won…

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