News - Part 2

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Mercurial Dance audition for Contemporary dancers

Mercurial Dance are looking for two contemporary dancers to join the Company for Hinterland R&D. Hinterland is a research and development project in which we will present a work in progress at the Six Summer Saturdays Festival in Birmingham on Saturday 11 August.The short outdoor performance is presented with ambitions for development in 2013. They…

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Greening the City – A Dance Flashmob

Greening The Cityis an interactive digital game and an improvised dance flashmobwith a live link up between two cities through the BBC Live Sites Screens. Anyone can get involved and learn the dance with an MP3 soundscape and video instructions. To join in visitwww.mercurialarts.co.uk/greeningthecityto register for instructions and to learn the dance score, then download…

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Free performance by Shobana Jeyasingh Dance in Worcester

TooMortalis a new work byShobanaJeyasingh Dance Companywhich will be performed in a free event at St Swithuns Church, Worcester on 19-21 July, as part of atour that takes in Venice, London and Stockholm. Dancefest, the dance development organisation for Herefordshire andWorcestershire, has been chosen to host a performance by ShobanaJeyasingh Dance Company as part of…

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Watch the Cultural Olympiad trailer

The Cultural Olympiad has sparked plenty of dance-related events in the West Midlands so far, and as we approach London 2012 theres even more to come. Watch the video trailer to see some of the highlights so far and some that are coming up soon: To make sure you hear about upcoming Cultural Olympiad dance…

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BRB choreographs routine for champion gymnast

Matthew Lawrence, one of Birmingham Royal Ballets Principal dancers, has created a routine for the Welsh and five-times British champion gymnast Frankie Jones for the Rhythmic Gymnastics British Championships ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Photo by Roy Smiljanic Born in New Zealand, Matthew Lawrence has been a Principal dancer with Birmingham Royal Ballet…

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Dance Job: Tango dance teacher

Paid (15k-20kpro rata), Part time Central Youth Theatre are looking for a West Midlands based Tango teacher who can teach a group of young people to do a very short Tango dance as part of a theatre production. The group meets on a Sunday afternoon and Central Youth Theatre are only looking for a short…

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Surgeries

If you are interested in submitting a People Dancing bid you can discuss your ideas and raise any queries with a member of the People Dancing team by attending one of the surgeries listed below. Each surgery session lasts an hour and is free but places MUST be booked in advance.UPDATE – all sessions are…

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U.Dance

Do you organise dance performances? U.Dance is a new national framework that aims to give every child and young person the chance to participate in at least one dance performance a year. It provides support and resources to help you develop fantastic dance performances and offers promotional opportunities once your performance is planned. Register your…

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Dancing for the Games

Dancing for the Gamesis a three year programme of activity aimed at encouraging mass participation in dance and dance related activity across the West Midlands. Part of the regions plans for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad, this exciting programme provides the opportunity to bring West Midlands communities together, from all backgrounds and neighbourhoods, to celebrate the…

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People Dancing FAQ

Click the topic to go straight to it: Types of activity we are looking to commission Partnership funding The application process Organisations that can apply for funding Other points Contact details Types of activity we are looking to commission Q. Does my proposed People Dancing activity have to be a completely new idea? A. No,…