News - Part 11

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ACE Youth and Being Frank Physical Theatre

On Friday 24 April, ACE Youth and the all-male Being Frank Physical Theatre will perform at Lordswood Boys School as part of a recent tour of Birminghams secondary schools.Its part of a project supported by Birmingham City Councils Creative Futures to get more young people participating in dance, whether dancing themselves or as audience members,…

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Emily Quinton and Birmingham Royal Ballet

Last week I asked any photographers who have worked with dancers to get in touch if theyd like to see their work featured on WMDance.Emily Quinton is a creative and stylish photographer based in Birmingham who works across the UK. She explains the photo above:The photos were taken as part of the Birmingham Flickr groups…

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People Dancing brochure

People Dancing, as it says on the brochure, is: a three year programme of activity aimed at encouraging mass participation in dance and dance related activity across the West Midlands. The commissioning process is just starting and a series of roadshows was recently staged to spread the word. People Dancing is particularly looking to support:…

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Making Space need a dance artist

The Summer Dancing Festival 2009 (I cant yet find a website to link to) will be an eight day festival of classes, workshops and performances taking place in Coventry from 21-28 June 2009. The festival will include a project called Making Space which will give three artists: the opportunity to develop their creative practice in…

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EADA National Selection Competitions

Ive recently been in touch with Martin Cutler of dancewarehouse who is currently working to put on the EADA National Selection Competitions at The New Bingley Hall on Saturday 14 March. Its a prestigious occasion as Martin says: we are organising the event for The English Amateur Dancers Association to select the top two couples…

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Interview with Will Tucket

The other week, there was an interview in the Guardian with Birmingham-born choreographer Will Tuckett. His latest show, Seven Deadly Sins, is now on at Londons Royal Opera House. In the interview he discussed how he got started in dancing, what his biggest breakthrough was and also his highest and lowest moments. You can read…

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David Bintley’s video diaries for Sylvia

This is utterly excellent, its just a shame Ive only just found out about it. David Bintley, director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet, recorded a daily video diary in the run up to last nights premiere of Sylvia. Theyre well worth a watch and you can see them on the BRB website (click the pic)….

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People Dancing

In case you didnt know; the West Midlands cultural focus for the 2012 Olympiad is dance! Woo hoo! In celebration of this, The West Midlands Leadership Group for London 2012 is organising People Dancing -a programme of activity founded on the principle of encouraging mass participation in dance, as part of the regions cultural activity…

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Dance Experiences

dbut has flagged up Dance Experiences, a Birmingham-based company that specialises in providing professional dancers, performers, choreographers and shows. Theyve worked with clients such as Hallmark Cards, Disney (UK division), Westfields Merry Hill and Five and offer an impressive range of services for corporate entertainment, product launches and private events. Contact details for Dance Experiences…

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Dance classes in Solihull

Just a quick note that theres a list of dance classes in the Solihull area on the Art in Solihull website.