Let’s Dance

New young dancers for Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet

MATTHEW Bourne’s New Ad­ven­tures will be touring the world premiere production of their Romeo and Juliet next year, coming to Plymouth Theatre Royal in the spring and to Southampton Mayflower from 24th to 28th September. The passionate re-imagining of Shakespeare’s clas­sic love story will be bursting with youth, vitality and Bourne’s trademark storytelling. He will…

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Swan Lake at the Hippodrome

ENGLISH National Ballet returns to Bristol Hippodrome from 27th November to 1st December wit the ever-popular Swan Lake. Various pairings in the leading roles of Odette/Odile and Prince Siegfried include Alina Cojocaru and Jeffrey Cirio, Emma Hawes and Aitor Arrieta (making his debut in the role), Rina Kanehara and Ken Saruhashi, Jurgita Dronina and Isaac…

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Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman

YOU really have to like a group who describe themselves as making “post­-intellectual-­pseudo-­spiritual- feminist-comedy­-dance for the modern day era.” See what that looks like when Gracefool Collective come to Weymouth on Tuesday 27th November and Dorchester on Wednesday 28th. Gracefool Collective are four graduates of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, who combine slickly choreographed dancing…

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Rambert’s Dream at Plymouth

RAMBERT returns to the eager dance audience at Plymouth’s Theatre Royal on 27th and 28th November to perform Life Is A Dream, its first full length narrative work in almost 40 years, Choreographed by Olivier award-winner Kim Brandstrup working with with filmmakers the Quay Brothers, Life is a Dream is a two-act, modern reimagining of…

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Ceilidh with Faustus

FOLK trio Faustus is at Chandlers Ford on Saturday 24th November to play for SHOCC English Ceilidh Dances. The series of dances has been organised at The Hilt, aka Cuckoo Bushes Hall, four minutes from junction 12 off the M3, near Winchester. Faustus is Paul Sartin  from Bellowhead and Belshazzar’s Feast, Benji Kirkpatrick  from Bellowhead…

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Truth, lies and fake news

WHAT is truth, said jesting Pilate, and would not stay for an answer. That famous Francis Bacon quote from the 17th century has never seemed more relevant than it does in the days of “fake news” – music theatre producer Helen Chadwick has created a brilliant and provocative new work, Truth, coming to Bridport Arts…

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Early balletic Christmas

BALLET Cymru comes to Salis­bury Arts Centre on 21st  Novem­ber, bringing Cinderella for an early Christmas in the city. The sparkling and refreshing version of the favourite fairy tale will be followed on Thursday 22nd by A Child’s Christmas, Poems and Tiger Eggs by Dylan Thomas with music by Cerys Matthews. More details are available…

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BalletBoyz on film at David Hall

FANS of contemporary dance have a real treat in store at the David Hall, South Petherton, where the BalletBoyz’ film, Young Men, is being shown on Thursday 22nd November. Young Men is a feature-length dance film without dialogue, shot on location in Northern France and featuring dancers from BalletBoyz dance company. A group of young…

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A dance journey from India to the East End

AN Indian dancer who great up in London’s East End and is now an international dance artist and director, and an associate of the famous Complicite theatre company, Shane Shambhu comes to Charmouth, a new venue for Artsreach, Dorset’s rural touring arts charity, on Thursday 15th November. The show, which will be staged at Charmouth…

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Dance and dialogue with the stars at Shaftesbury

THERE is a rare chance to see two brilliant dancers from the world-famous Rambert company, dancing at Shaftesbury Arts Centre on Sunday 18th November, at a special evening origanised by Matt Brady, of Covent Garden Dance Company. The event, raising funds for the Dicky Buckle Fund, is described as an evening of “Dance & Dialogue”…

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