Let’s Dance

Tied up in knots at Street

ACROBATICS, contemporary dance and circus skills combine in Nikki and JD’s performance of Knot, coming to Strode Theatre, Street on Friday 14th February. Described as “an exhilarating acrobatic duet about the knots we tie ourselves in,” the show is a uniquely exciting piece of physical theatre. Nikki and JD are dancers and acrobats Nikki Rummer…

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World dance premiere in Southampton

ENGLISH National Ballet will perform the world premiere of Tamara Rojo’s new production Raymonda at the Mayflower Theatre South­amp­ton from 21st to 24th Oct­o­ber 2020, and tickets are on sale from 6th February. Rojo,  the artistic director of ENB, will create a new version of the classic 19th century ballet, after Marius Petipa.  The production,…

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Finale for Richard Alston at Bath

CHOREOGRAPHER Richard Alston is taking his company on a final tour of the UK, coming to Bath Theatre Royal on Friday 31st January and Saturday 1st February. The Final Edition tour is an opportunity to  catch his renowned dance company perform thrilling contemporary dance for one last time.  The acclaimed company gives three performances at…

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Remembering Benjamin Rose

ON 29th January 1820, Benjamin Rose sat down in his alehouse in Belchalwell and began to copy country dance tunes into a small book. Amazingly, the book survived and on Saturday 1st February, Tim Laycock and Colin Thompson will lead a band of local folk musicians for a ceilidh celebrating the anniversary. The book had…

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Mark Bruce on tour Returns to Heaven

The multi-award winning Frome-based Mark Bruce dance theatre company is touring its new touring, Return to Heaven, to the Tobacco Factory in Bristol from 5th to 8th February, Poole’s Lighthouse on Wed­nes­­­day 12th and Winchester Theatre Royal on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th March. Previous productions have thrilled critics and audiences around the country, and…

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Powerful dance based on 9/11 photographs

WITHIN This Dust, which comes to the Ustinov Studio in Bath on Wednesday 22nd January, is a dance performance inspired by the photographs of the World Trade Centre on 11th November 2001. Dundee-based dance company Shaper/Caper is making its debut at the Ustinov Studio. This beautiful performance is based on photographer Richard Drew’s iconic Falling…

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A child’s eye view at Cerne Abbas

CERNE Abbas starts the 2020 Artsreach season with a new contemporary dance version of the classic French story, The Little Prince, presented by the Luca Silvestrini’s Protein, in the village hall on Saturday 25th January at 2.30pm. The story is retold by a pilot stranded in the desert. Hear how he leaves behind his tiny…

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Living Spit tiptoes into ballet

THE multiple talents of Howard Coggins and Stu McLoughlin are well-known from their inventive Living Spit performances, and now the fearless pair are tackling classical dance, to bring their own version of the world’s favourite ballet, Swan Lake. The tour continues at Bristol’s Tobacco Factory  until Sunday 9th February. Working with Somerset-based Theatre Orchard – and…

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