Let’s Dance

Deluxe at Poole and touring

BALLETBOYZ return to Poole’s Lighthouse on Wed­nes­day 18th March, with De­luxe, their new co-production with Sadler’s Wells. Following the success of their recent shows Them/Us, Fourteen Days, Young Men and Life, the Boyz are back and celebrating their 20th anniversary year. Deluxe fuses the work of some of the world’s most exciting and innovative choreographers and composers….

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Surgical approach to dance

SURGERY may seem an unlikely inspiration for dance, but it is the informed background to a new dance work, in which three skilled performers will take the audience into the heart of the operating theatre, at Gillingham School on Saturday 21st March. Artsreach has just one performance by Sadhana Dance of Under My Skin, which…

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Come dance with Artsreach

A BAND made up of some of Dorset’s best known and most accomplished folk musicians will get toes tapping and feet dancing at Ashton Barn, Martinstown, on Friday 20th March, at the first of this year’s 30th anniversary special events for Artsreach, Dorset’s rural touring arts charity. The birthday barndance will feature caller Angela Laycock…

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Celebrating human movement at Salisbury

LEADING musicians, athletes, dancers and artists from around the world will gather in Salisbury for this year’s International Arts Festival, running from Friday 22nd May to Saturday 6th June. Performers will include Hofesh Shechter and his dance company, violinist Harriet Mackenzie, inspirational conductor Charles Hazlewood jazz star Jacqui Dankworth, Paralympian Ade Adepitan and world champion…

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Bourne’s Red Shoes in Bristol and Southampton

MATTHEW Bourne  and his New Adventures company return to Bristol Hippodrome to perform The Red Shoes from 3rd to 7th March. Based on the Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger film, which in turn was based on Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy story, Bourne’s dance adaptation sold out before its world premiere in 2016. It has won…

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New version of ancient myth

BRIDPORT Youth Dance (BYD) brings new insights to the ancient myth of Orpheus and Eurydice for the company’s 16th annual production, at Bridport Electric Palace on Friday 6th March at 7.30pm and Saturday 7th at 2pm and 7.30 The production has choreography by Nikki Northover, Aimee Symes and Bec Ayles, with music by local composer…

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Khan revisited

THE Akram Khan Company is at Bristol Old Vic from Friday 28th February to Sunday 1st March to perform Chotto Xenos. Khan’s solo Xenos has been re-created by Sue Buckmas­ter, artistic director of Theatre-Rites. The family production takes young audiences back in time, exploring the often forgotten and untold stories of the colonial soldiers in…

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Candoco double bill opens in Bristol

THE inclusive dance company Candoco brings its latest show,  a double bill of Theo Clinkard’s Hot Mess and Yasmeen Godder’s Face In, to Bristol Old Vic on 25th and 26th February before its London performances. Hot Mess, a collaboration between internationally renowned choreographer and designer Clinkard and Joe Newman of Mercury Prize winning band alt-J,…

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