Let’s Dance

Goldilocks and Giselle in Yeovil

NORTHERN Ballet brings, Goldilocks and the Three Bears,  the latest in its series of Short Ballets for Small People, to Yeovil Octagon Theatre for three performances on Wednesday 22nd March. The story of the abandoned girl straying into the forest home of three furry bears is a hit with children wherever it is performed. See…

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Enormous Room at Pavilion Dance

STOPGAP Dance returns to Pavilion Dance South West on Thursday 23rd March at 7.30 with the latest show, The Enormous Room. Dubbed “the unstoppable company” by dance writer Donald Hutera, Stopgap is one of the UK’s leading inclusive dance companies, uniting performers with and without disabilities. In The Enormous Room, the past is still present…

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Red Shoes at Southampton and Bristol

MATTHEW Bourne’s New Adventures production of The Red Shoes, based on the Powell and Pressburger film and Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale, opened at the Theatre Royal in Plymouth last November, and comes to Southampton Mayflower from 21st to 25th March as part of a UK tour which also visits Bristol Hippodrome from 4th to 8th…

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Lucia Lacarra at Hatch 2017

BALLET under the stars returns to Hatch House gardens, near Tisbury, for the eighth year in July, with a line-up that includes the great Spanish dancer Lucia Lacarra. The Basque-born Lacarra has been a principal with the Bayerisches Staatsballett (Bavarian State Opera Ballet) since 2002. A recipient of the Prix Benois de la Danse, she…

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Tavaziva back in Poole

BAWREN Tavaziva returns to Poole’s Lighthouse with a new show, Africarmen, based loosely on Bizet’s opera Carmen, on Friday 24th March at 7.45pm. Africarmen is an evocative synthesis of ballet, contemporary and African dance, performed by a cast of outstanding dancers who play out the entanglement of desire, deceit and corruption in a township in…

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Still tickets for Matthew Bourne’s Early Adventures

MATTHEW Bourne’s retrospective show Early Adventures comes to Poole’s Lighthouse on Friday and Saturday 10th and 11th March, and a few tickets are still available. It is 30 years since (Sir) Matthew set up Adventures in Motion Pictures, the radical dance company that almost always premiered new shows in the south west. Celebrating those sensational…

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The roots of Kathak on stage in Dorset

THE beautiful movements of classical Kathak dancing are brought to life for a 21st century audience by the Sonia Sabri Company, who bring their new work, Salaam, to Dorset for three dates with Artsreach from 16th to 18th March. Salaam – meaning ‘peace’– is a solo piece that has been devised in response to the…

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Cinders and a dancing frog

BIRMINGHAM Royal Ballet returns to Plymouth Theatre Royal from Wednesday 8th to Saturday 11th March with David Bintley’s production of Cinderella. The enchanting fairytale is a glorious celebration of ballet, to music by Sergei Prokofiev and with breathtaking designs by John Macfarlaner.  Equally beloved  by audiences and critics, Cinderella is a sure-fire mix of wonderful…

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Wheeldon in charge of American in Paris

THE new musical version of An American in Paris, which opens in London on Saturday 4th March, is choreographed and directed by Chris­to­pher Wheeldon, Royal Ballet Artistic Associate and Yeovil native. Christopher has long been recognised as one of the best choreographers of his generation. He became the toast of New York and Paris with…

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Peut Etre Pavilion Dance

ON  Sunday 12th March, Peut-Être Theatre gives a family matinee performance of SHH…BANG! at Pavilion Dance in Bournemouth. Two characters set out on a journey through a world filled with Boings, Whooshes, Tick-Tocks and Cacophony! Their journey is punctuated by silence, and as they are wrapped up in stillness, they learn to listen to that…

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