News - Part 3

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Home open days at DanceXchange

DanceXchange are hosting open days to get people involved in Home, a large-scale public dance performance as part of Dancing for the Games and International Dance Festival Birmingham 2012. The open days are open to anyone whod like to create, develop, record or rehearse a contribution to the project. These events are free to attend…

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Take part in International Dance Festival Birmingham’s Home

International Dance Festival Birmingham are looking for 1000 individuals from across the West Midlands to contribute towards Home,an inventive new dance production that will move through the streets of Birmingham city centre during International Dance Festival Birmingham 2012 between23 April 13 May 2012. We are collecting creative contributions in any art-form from individuals, friends, families,…

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How to find dance jobs and auditions

Finding dance jobs, auditions and opportunities is not always easy. Here are some tips to help you find a job, placement, internship, or volunteer position in dance. Photo: Matthew Fang Finding national dance jobs Arts Jobs Arts Council England runs theArts Jobs websitewhich provides regular job updates. You can search for dance jobs on the…

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Dance Job – Get Dancing disability dance artists

Dance Connected are looking for a number of shadowing dance artists to assist in the delivery of a disability dance project which links the Aiming High programme to Get Dancing, a Dancing for the Games project for Staffordshire. The projects will take place in five specified locations in Staffordshire, including Tamworth, South Staffordshire, Staffordshire Moorlands,…

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Dance Jobs: DanceXchange Assistant Director

DanceXchange is looking for an Assistant Director to work alongside the Director, Andy Brunskill and the artistic team for Home, and realise the vision for this inventive street performance. Home is a bold, inventive new participatory production that will animate public spaces across Birmingham city centre during International Dance Festival Birmingham 2012. Home will be…

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Motionhouse brings Machine Dance to Spiceal Street

Motionhouse are creating a specially-commissioned performance to celebrate the launch of Spiceal Street at Bullring Birmingham a new dining destination at the heart of the city. The stunning spectacle will see six Motionhouse dancers dancing with three JCB diggers. Motionhouse created Waiting Game for Bullring earlier in the year and are producing a new Machine…

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BBC grants for West Midlands dance groups

Three organisations from the West Midlands received grants fromThe BBC Performing Arts Fund. Central Youth Theatre, Fanga Drum n Dance, and Rainbow Sunshine Company all received grants of up to 5,000. Overall, the fundhas awarded over 172,000 to dance groups across the UK through its Community Dance scheme.Grants of up to 5,000 have been awarded…

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Live debate on the future of dance

Choreographer Rosie Kay is on the panel for a special live debate on the future of dance. The debate organised bytheartsdeskand the national dance lobby organisation Dance UK will be held onFriday, 4 November at 1.15pmat The Riflemaker Gallery in Soho as well as beingavailableto watch online ontheartsdesk.com. As great changes happen in the British…

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ACE dancer on new challenges

ACE Dance and Music dancer Letty has written a blog post about the new challenges shes experienced since joining the company. Heres an extract: From the get-go, we dived straight into the creation process, beginning our journey learning the exciting movement style ofAkiko Kitamura, our choreographer. Just watching her dance is inspirational. For me its…

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Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Autumn Glory

Autumn Glory is the new show from Birmingham Royal Ballets. Heres what to expect: Ninette de Valois choreography for Checkmate is a dramatic and stylised war of lust, trickery and betrayal. A gallant Red Knight, devoted to his king, is seduced and destroyed by the ruthless Black Queen in de Valois allegorical story of a…