Let’s Dance

Spring tour for new dance work

DEVON-based choreographer Richard Chappell and his dance company are touring a new full-length work, Infinite Ways Home, coming to Salisbury Playhouse on 31st May and Exeter Northcott on 3rd June. Described by The Guardian as “… a choreographer to watch,” Infinite Ways Home is Chappell’s first full-length production for a mid-scale stage  The work features…

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Out of this world with Pavilion Dance

THE future is landing in Bournemouth over the weekend of 27th and 28th May as Pavilion Dance hosts a summer festival double bill, featuring Future Cargo and Geophonic. The spectacular Future Cargo and exciting Geophonic dance experiences will be performed in exciting locations in the heart of the town as part of the Out of…

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Dancing into Dorset

CONTEMPORARY dance company New Art Club brings Cupid’s Revenge, a new comedy piece, exploring the idea of love, to Swanage and Sturminster Newton with Artsreach in May. The show looks at love in a disposable world, in a world where love is used to sell us everything from plug-in cars to yoghurt… where did real…

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Ballet at Hatch is back – with Ukrainian special guests

BALLET Under the Stars returns to the beautiful walled garden at Hatch near Tisbury this summer after a Covid-enforced two-year hiatus. There will be three evenings of stunning classical and contemporary ballet, with leading dancers including two special guests from the National Ballet of Ukraine. Hatch House performances have become renowned for their exciting mix…

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Johannes Radebe on tour

ONE of the break-out stars of the last Strictly Come Dancing series, the South African dancer Johannes Radebe, is on his first UK tour, and visiting  Torquay’s Princess Theatre on 27th April, and Bath Forum on 30th April.  The tour has already been to Poole’s Lighthouse. Born in the South African township of Zamdela Sasolburg,…

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Music for Ukraine at Yeovil

THERE are two fund-raising concerts at Yeovil’s Octagon Theatre and Westlands Entertainment Venue, on 1st and 22nd April, to show solidarity and support towards the humanitarian and emergency response work in Ukraine and neighbouring countries affected by the refugee crisis. Both events will be raising funds for School in a Bag’s Ukraine Crisis Appeal and…

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Little Murmur dances into the Egg

LITTLE Murmur, a new dance show for children aged over seven and their families comes to Bath’s Egg Theatre on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th February with two performances daily at 11.30am and 3pm. Little Murmur combines illustration and technology with dance and humour in a stunning visual treat. Created by award-winning choreographer Aakash Odedra…

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Phantom dances at Frome

THE Mark Bruce Company brings a new triple bill, Phantom, to Frome’s Merlin Theatre, from 3rd to 5th February. It is an exciting opportunity for local fans of dance theatre to see the world premiere of a new work from this always compelling company, which is based in Frome. After the premiere in Frome, Phantom will…

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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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