News - Part 9

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Another autumn belly dancing bonanza

Charity Haflas are rife this autumn we already know about two taking place in the West Midlands. Here comes another night of belly dancing, bazaar shopping and raising money this time for Heart UK. The event will be on October 17 at Rhodia Rec Club, Station Road, Langley, Oldbury, West Mids (take note the venue…

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Blue Soul Eyed Dance Company – Where the Wind Blows

It has come to our attention the self-proclaimed only producing dance company in Shropshire Blue Eyed Soul Dance Company have just started up a YouTube Channel showcasing a dance from their latest workshop Where the Wind Blows. The workshops are touring around the West Midlands and this performance is created for children (non-disabled and disabled)…

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Zazu dance present an Arabian Night

Zazu dance company, based in Stoke-on-Trent, blend a mix of folk dance, middle-eastern and urban dance. Their performances aim to involve the audience, with eye-glances, laughter and traditional vocal calling. Their co-director, Steffi Foulkes-Ward has got in touch to let us know they are holding an exciting event in December. The Arabian Nights Hafla on…

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Dancescape Youth Dance Network meeting

With the Dance and Health conference approaching in November, why not attend Dancescapes Youth Network Meeting to find out more about how dance can be used for increasing healthy habits, while getting to meet other working with young people in the industry. Dancescape will be holding a Youth Dance Network Meeting on Thursday 22nd October…

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Review: ‘Switch’ by ACE Dance and Music

The opening sequence of ACE Dance and Musics latest production Switch is full of energy, creativity and promise. Six athletic dancers occupy individual squares of checkered light and the scratchy flickering-light-bulb music introduces us to a world of juts and starts with throwing limbs and menacing stares to the audience forming the staple of this…

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Review: Quantum Leaps by BRB

Elisha Willis and Joseph Caley in Birmingham Royal Ballets E=mc2 – Photo Bill Cooper Birmingham Royal Ballets new season has kicked off to an explosive start. Tonight marked return of the company with two new incendiary pieces to add to the repetoire, and this launch into the new year showcased some the their best work…

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Siobhan Davies’ Collection breaks down conventional models of dance

Siobhan by Gautier British choreographer Siobhan Davies wants to take dance out of its comfort zone.Her new work, Minutes, as part of The Collection, will open at Ikon Eastside tomorrow (24 September 4 October) takes dance from its traditional theatre space and moves it into a gallery. Along with dislodging dance from its usual habitat,…

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Tanguísimo

At the CBSO Centre on Saturday 24 October 2009, Flamenco Birmingham will present: a captivating double-bill featuring the UK debut of acclaimed Uruguayan tango singer Jos-Luis Barreto with French pianist Stphane Spira, alongside eminent Birmingham-based flamenco dancer Ana Garcia and the musicians of Asn. Tickets cost 15.00. You can call the box office on 0121…

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ACE Dance and Music – professional workshops for schools

ACE Dance and Music are touring their new work, Switch, to Solihull Arts Complex on 29 September 2009. Ive mentioned Switch here a fair few times before. If youve not seen it yet then heres another chance.Tickets are 10 adults, less for concessions and school/community group bookings. Or, if you go along to the artist…

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Bollywood Steps first peek

Next week Im going to the launch of Bollywood Steps at the Town Hall. Therell be a couple of OBE holders Denise Lewis and Dave Moorcroft and, well, heres some blurb about it:Nutkhuts Bollywood Steps is a unique outdoor dance spectacular the centrepiece of Town Halls 175TH anniversary celebrations which is set to capture the…