Let’s Dance

Party with The Leylines

THE Chance to Dance event at the David Hall, South Petherton, on Saturday 6th July features The Leylines, a West Country collective with a genre-defying, eclectic sound that ranges from traditional folk to festival rock. The band was founded by a group of musicians in Weston-super-Mare (via Bristol), who wanted to combine their individual musical…

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Rambert2 at Bristol Old Vic

RAMBERT’S new ensemble, made up of 13 of the world’s best young dancers chosen from 800 applicants after an open audition, comes to Bristol Old Vic from Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th June. The performance features Grey Matter, a new dance work from Benoit Swan Pouffer, the company’s guest artistic director, with original music by…

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Smack That (a conversation) at Salisbury

IF the name Beverly and the word “party” reminds you of the 1977 black comedy Abigail’s Party, think again – the Beverley in Smack That is a very different character, as the audience will discover when the play comes to Salisbury Arts Centre on Tuesday 4th June, as part of Salisbury International Arts Festival. One…

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Celebrate a decade of ballet under the stars

IT would be hard to imagine a more beautiful or magical setting for outdoor ballet than the walled garden at Hatch House near Tisbury, where the Covent Garden Dance Company will celebrate the tenth anniversary of Ballet Under the Stars, on 26th, 27th and 28th July. This year’s special programme is both a celebration of…

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Two encores for Bourne Swans

MATTHEW Bourne’s production of Swan Lake, which features a male corps de ballet, has two encore screenings from Sadlers Wells on Tuesday 21st May, starting at 2pm and 7pm, at the Regent Centre in Christchurch.  Contact the Regent for full details.

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American classic in dance

NORTHERN Ballet returns to Southampton Mayflower from 15th to 18th May, with its hit production of The Great Gatsby Based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald and set in the 1920s on Long Island and in New York, the show brings the glamour and seduction of the roaring twenties to the stage.  The Great…

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Celebrating and saving our oceans

FORGED Line Dance Company brings its new work, Treasure, to Strode Theatre in Street on Friday 10th May atj 7.30. The young Bath-based company’s second work is a contemporary dance piece which delves deep into the past, exploring our connections with the sea – with the help of five dancers and a thrilling soundtrack. Taking…

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Peter Pan – the Tri.Art dance

THE next Tri.Art show at Frome’s Merlin Theatre will be a dance production of Peter Pan, with three performances on 12th and 13th April. See the FTR Reviews section, or, for more information, telephone 01373 465949 or visit the website, www.merlintheatre.co.uk

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Dance the Beatles

THE Mark Morris Dance Group has turned its attentions to The Beatles’ ground-breaking 1967 album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, for its new work, Pepperland. The production comes to South­amp­ton Mayflower on 19th and 20th April. Mark Morris marks the 50th anniversary of the album with the work. Sgt Pepper was hailed as the…

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