Let’s Dance

Dance tales of darkest Soho

THE new dance theatre creation by choreographer and storyteller Matthew Bourne will be coming to Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre and Bath Theatre Royal in November as part of its world premiere tour. Bourne’s New Adventures company is bringing The Midnight Bell, described as “intoxicating tales from darkest Soho,” to Poole from Thursday 4th – Saturday…

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Paradise Lost at the Ustinov

DANCER and actor Ben Duke brings an extraordinary, inventive and powerful one-man interpretation of Milton’s 1667 epic poem, Paradise Lost, to the Ustinov Studio at Bath Theatre Royal, on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th July. The show has attracted so much interest that an extra performance has been added due, a 2.30pm matinee on Friday…

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Bouncing back in dance

PAVILION Dance South West, based at Bournemouth Pavilion, celebrates the return o live performance with the Bounce Back Dance Festival, an exciting free programme of outdoor dance, from Saturday 29th May to Wednesday 9th June. Dancers and companies from across the UK will be bringing the joy of dance across the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole…

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Shhh – there’s dancing in the streets

NIGHT-owls in the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch may get a surprise if they are out walking or looking through their windows after dark from 6th to 10th April. Pavilion Dance South West is bringing its Dancing in the Streets project to the conurbation with the English premiere of Invisible Dances. This global phenomenon brings dance…

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A woodland adventure in your living room

EXPLORE the magic of night-time woods with a new dance theatre piece online from Pavilion Dance South West, from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st February . The film, Night Tree, by Second Hand Dance, has been co-commissioned by the Bournemouth-based regional dance umbrella, for families to enjoy this half term. Based on Eve Bunting’s book…

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Lighthouse after Covid

POOLE’s Lighthouse centre for the arts is closed, as part of the Covid-19 lockdown, but the team is looking ahead, announcing events for the summer,. These include a performance of Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius by Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, in memory of the choir’s trustee and music advisor, Sandrey Date, on Sunday 13th June at…

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New year transformation at Pavilion Dance

A NEW dance work inspired by the lifecycle of the butterfly, Papyllon, by Ella Mesma, is being streamed by Pavilion Dance South West from Monday 18th to Sunday 24th January. This transformative new piece provides an opportunity to see a work in development from one of the UK’s rising dance talents. Responding to the need…

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Exciting future for Yeovil Octagon

YEOVIL’S Octagon Theatre, which has provided the launchpad for many professional careers in theatre, music and dance, as well as bringing a huge variety of performances to audiences across the region, will be enlarged and improved in a £23m expansion, approved in principle by South Somerset District Councillors. The scheme includes a new circle of…

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