Let’s Dance

Coppelia at the Regent

DELIBES’ classic ballet Coppelia comes to the Regent Centre in Christ­church on Wednesday 19th April at 7pm, in a recording from Australian Ballet and the last in the current season of Encore screenings from satellite at the venue. Coppelia is a sparkling tale of magic and mischief and has everything a good ballet story should…

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Pinocchio in Poole with Jasmin

THE Jasmin Vardimon Company visits Poole’s Lighthouse on Tuesday 18th April for a family performance of Pinocchio, arranged in conduction with Pavilion Dance South West. Starting at 7pm,  this wonderful adventure features a cast of multi-talented dancers who will guide the audience through the story of Pinocchio, a naughty wooden marionette who lies a lot,…

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Catch Lord of the Dance at Bristol

THE 20th anniversary celebration of Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance is on a world tour, which started earlier this year and continues until April 2018. The only UK date in the south and west is at Bristol Hippodrome, where it is on stage from Tuesday 25th to Sunday 30th April. Sub-titled Dangerous Games, the…

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Pavilion Dance looks into the future

PAVILION Dance South West is organising an event  on Saturday 22nd April to explore the influence of new technology on dance and discuss what dance could be for the 21st century. New Tech: New Movement: New Future highlights the growing interest in creative technology, entrepreneurship and collaboration inspiring the future of dance. The South West…

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Dancing to the Octagon

YEOVIL’S Octagon Theatre has a strong reputation for its dance programming, and two treats are in store in the coming weeks. On Sunday 23rd April, The Dance Factory brings its Dance, Dance, Dance showcase to the theatre at 7pm, raising funds for the Yeovil Community Arts Association. And on Sunday 30th April, Ballet Theatre UK…

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Be-Jewelled history of ballet

THE Royal Ballet’s  production of Jewels, described as a love letter to ballet, will be transmitted live by satellite from Covent Garden on Tuesday 11th April at 7.15. Among the many venues to be screening the show are Christchurch Regent Centre, Strode Theatre in Street and Wiltshire Music Centre at Bradford on Avon. The sparkling…

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Showcasing the fun of dance

PAVILION Dance South West’s Spring Revue will be performed on Sunday 9th April from 6pm at the Bournemouth headquarters. The venue, at the sea-side of the Pavilion in Westover Road, runs more than 40 weekly classes, and the showcase Spring Revue celebrates all of the fun, laughter and hard work that happens in the dance…

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Parkinson’s dance awareness day

PAVILION Dance South West in Bourne­mouth has organised a Parkinson’s Aware­ness Day on Tuesday 18th April from 11am to 5pm, as the next stage in developing its Parkinson’s Dance project. The free event is open to all at the start of Parkinson’s UK’s Parkinson’s Aware­ness Week. Participants can sample a PDSW Parkinson’s Dance class and…

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Murder and seduction at Pavilion Dance

DENADA Dance Theatre, a company from Spain, comes to Pavilion Dance in Bournemouth on Thursday 6th April to perform Ham and Passion. The dramatic story moves from a dingy cabaret in Civil War Barcelona, where a drag artiste murders her fascist lover backstage, through a lustful duel of seduction between two macho men to a…

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Salisbury looks west for 2017 festival

THE fourth year of Salisbury Festival director Toby Smith’s journey to the four compass points takes the  Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival to the west, with a particular focus on Canada’s  Quebec province for the 2017 programme, from 27th May to 11th June. As always, the Cathedral is at the heart of the festival’s classical…

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