Let’s Dance

Lift Off! for Salisbury’s biggest free party

FOUR days of free entertainment over the August Bank Holiday weekend will celebrate the arts across the city of Salisbury and launch Wiltshire Creative’s first season of programming. The programme includes live music, street theatre, circus, fireworks and a new opera by Salisbury-based composer Howard Moody. The Lift Off! weekend runs from Friday 24th to…

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Legends celebrates TLW versatility

SHAFTESBURY-based TLW Dance returns to the Exchange at Sturminster Newton on Saturday and Sunday 28th and 29th July with four performances of The Book of Legends. This is the company’s sixth full length performance at the Exchange, following the sell out Nutcracker two years ago.  The Book of Legends celebrates both literature and musical icons,…

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Still House Session

THE Station at Bristol’s Broadmead is the setting for a speical street dance  event from 27th to 29th July. Still House’s new show, Sessioon, is perrormed by Steppaz with Afrobeats from Empire Sounds in this MAYK production. First seen at Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Tottenham as part of LIFT, it is described as an…

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World premiere at Messums

THE tithe barn at Tisbury, home of Messums, welcomes dance fans  on 27th and 28th July, for three performances by the Alexander Whitley Dance Company. On Friday and Saturday evenings, with a Saturday matinee, choreographer Alex­ander furthers the Messums connection with conteporary dance with performances of a triple bill, Noumena, Ulysses Awakes and the world…

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Celebrating Rajasthan at Bridport

BRIDPORT’S Millennium Green is the setting for a colourful celebration of the music, dancing and culture of Rajasthan, on Monday 30th July from 7pm. The Grand Indian Circus features a supergroup of elite street circus artistes drawn from Rajasthan’s legendary entertainment communities, performing breathtaking acts of courage and bravery. Some of the performers will be…

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Actiontrack at the David Hall

SOMERSET arts organisation Actiontrack has a summer school for eight to 18 year olds and creative lab projects at the David Hall at South Petherton in August. From Monday 30th July to Friday 3rd August, the Actiontrack Summer School, a partnership with Actiontrack in Taunton and South Somerset District Council, will offer five days of…

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Lauren Cuthbertson joins Hatch lineup

ONE of the Royal Ballet’s great stars, Lauren Cuthbertson is joining the line-up for this year’s Covent Garden Dance Company visit to the gardens of Hatch House near Tisbury, on 20th to 22nd July. Due to a change in schedule Cuthbertson, a Royal Ballet principal, joins an illustrious line-up at Hatch House. where she will…

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Make friends at the dance

POOLE Lighthouse will host a Tea Dance on Thursday 19th July, not just for couples but for anyone who enjoys dancing and wants to make new friends. And those who don’t dance are welcome to come along, sit back, relax and listen to the music while enjoying a cup of tea and a slice of…

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