News - Part 4

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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…

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Dance Transformations: Developing Choreographers

Dance Transformations is a two-year inclusive artist-led development programmefor emerging dance artists to explore choreographic ideas. The symposiumatCoventry University on Wednesday 19th October 2011 is an opportunity for dance artists, teachers, researchers, project managers and arts leaders to come together to find out more about the unique approach and processes of the Dance Transformations programme…

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Dance in the Olympic opening and closing ceremonies

London 2012 has announced aonce in a lifetimeopportunity to be part of one of the largest events ever staged in the UK, performing in front ofa live audience of 70,000 and a broadcast audience of more than one billion people. Artistic Directors, Danny Boyle and Kim Gavin are searching for 10,000 volunteer performers to fill…

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Breathe the Beat with Salah

Breathe the Beat is a new digital dance project that gives you the chance to showcase your skills online for the world to see as part of Dancing for the Games. Renowned international hip-hop artist Salah presents a series of videos showing you how to take inspiration from your every day surroundings and create routines…

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Carlos Acosta returns to Birmingham

Having graced the Hippodromes stage in 2010 with Ballet Nacional de Cuba during International Dance Festival Birmingham, Carlos Acostareturnsto Birmingham this week with Premieres Plus: Premieres Plus combines his outstanding classical technique with some of the most celebrated works of recent years. The night includes Russell Maliphants masterpiece Two, originally created for Sylvie Guillem (Mesmerising…

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DanceXchange launches new website

DanceXchange have launched a brand new website. To have a look around, sign up to their mailing list and browse upcoming events, visit the website by clicking this link here.

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Full steam ahead for Rosie Kay’s The Great Train Dance

Rosie Kayis bringingThe Great Train DancetoSevern Valley Railway.Acclaimed dancers from Rosie Kay Dance Company have joined with Mubu Music and hundreds of student dancers to create this thriller for families aboard Severn Valleys steam trains. Book you tickets here. The Great Train Dance performers will transform the Severn Valley Railway into a magical family experience…

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YDE opens applications for young choreography scheme

If youd like to create new work, get one-to-one mentoring from a professional choreographer, attend a top-class residential programme and see your work performed on stage at the Royal Opera House,YDE Young Creatives 2012 may just be for you. YDE Young Creatives, the national programme to develop young peoples skills in choreography, will be running…