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A fusion of contemporary and traditional African Caribbean forms, from dancers, drummers and international artists of all ages. Featuring Impulse, Birmingham's own adults' community performance group, Jamo Jamo Arts providing live African drumming and dance from Senegal, ACE Youth Dance Academy and Untold Dance Company from Amsterdam.
To celebrate 20 years of creating and touring dance shows, ACE have reunited with choreographer Jose Agundo to make an extraordinary new piece - TEN. At a time when more and more people across the world find themselves leaving their own lands, ideas of home and belonging are changing. Full of both intense physical power and very human fragility, TEN explores the concepts of moving away and leaving, looking at how and why people choose previously unimagined destinies over the lives they'd always thought they'd live.
No judges, just dancing. Join Anton du Beke and Erin Boag from BBC's 'Strictly Come Dancing' in a glamorous celebration of Ballroom and Latin song and dance.
Introducing... Birmingham's only dance platform for new work from the region is back again! Choreographers from across the region will be sharing their newest creations. Come, see exciting new work and give anonymous feedback to the artists. It's a bit like being a judge on X-Factor
Birmingham Royal Ballet presents an evening of work to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death. David Bintley's new ballet, The Tempest, conjures Prospero's magical isle from Shakespeare's final work. At once enchanting and elemental, this is the powerful story of a man determined to right past wrongs. Birmingham Royal Ballet's second programme begins with Jos? Limon's The Moor's Pavane, a one-act tragedy of Othello, followed by the Shakespeare Suite, which sees Bintley set the Bard's best-loved characters to a swinging Duke Ellington score. The evening ends with Jessica Lang's new one-act ballet Wink, inspired by the poetry of Shakespeare's sonnets.
The classic fairy tale. Prokofiev's music was written during the Blitz.
The enigmatic Coppelia, believed to be the daughter of the reclusive toy-maker Coppelius, sits on her father's balcony, seemingly oblivious to the world around her. Her neighbour, the capricious Swanilda, is angered by Coppelia's aloof attitude, and becomes even more alarmed when her fiance Franz begins to take more than a passing interest in the girl. When she breaks into Coppelius's house to confront her rival, she soon realises that Coppelia is not quite what she seems.
Formed in 2007, in memory of a dear friend, the dance troupe consists of eleven members from East London and the Essex area. Diversity are really one big family. They are made up of three sets of brothers: Ashley and Jordan Banjo, Ian, Jamie and Matthew McNaughton, Sam and Mitchell Craske. They are complemented by four of their best friends: Terry Smith, Ike Ezekwugo, Warren Russell and Perri Luc Kiely.
The new tour Genesis is the concluding part of their super hero fantasy epic and follows 'Limitless: The Reboot'.
Inspired by Haramein's quote Humanhood presents a new full-length work Zero exploring the relationship between memory, space and time and choreography, lighting and sound. If we started at point zero, a place with no memories, how would we look at reality and experience life? Creating a visual and dreamlike world, Zero hypnotises you with its striking costumes and physical and raw movement that captivates and stimulates the senses and imagination. Working in collaboration with a team of highly skilled practitioners across the arts and science world, Zero brings cosmology and movement to the stage using surround sound, Virtuosic movement and intricate lighting.
Classical and contemporary bharatanatyam and kathak, featuring 3 wonderful performers of these Indian dance forms, including BBC Young Dancer Category Finalist Vidya Patel. A fast-paced celebration of classical dance leads to a more meditative contemporising of the forms in a piece specially choreographed by Magdalen Gorringe, interpreting poems written and recorded by Birmingham based asylum seekers. This is supported by two works developed with local youth and drama groups. Part joyous, part poignant, always engaging, 'If I Could Reach Home...' celebrates the beauty of dance, the importance of 'home' and the value of all that we hold more in common.
The brand new dance show celebrating the world of Ballroom and Latin dance. Featuring Robin Windsor, other professionals and a guest celebrity from Strictly Come Dancing alongside world-champion Ballroom and Latin dancers Keep Dancing features all of your favourite styles of dance in one fast paced, high intensity production With dazzling costumes, breathtaking choreography, Keep Dancing is guaranteed to have you dancing into the night and having a FAB-U-LOUS time.
Karen and Kevin are now established as one of BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing most popular dance couples. Karen has appeared in four series of TV's most watched programme, partnering Nicky Byrne from Westlife, "Hairy Biker" Dave Myers, reached the final with Mark Wright before stealing the show on the last series with Jeremy Vine. Kevin set a new Strictly record on the last series by becoming the first professional ever to reach the final for three consecutive years. After making a spectacular debut with Breakfast News presenter Susanna Reid, he went on to make finals with popstar Frankie Bridge and recently Eastenders actress Kellie Bright.
Based on Irish folklore, this classic tale of Good vs. Evil, expressed through the universal language of dance, has thrilled audiences worldwide and catapulted Irish dance to a new dimension and unprecedented worldwide acclaim. As the story unfolds, the Little Spirit travels through time to help the Lord of the Dance protect his people from the challenge of Don Dorcha, the Dark Lord. As this evil dark power challenges the hero, the incredible adventure continues, drawing its audience into a mythical universe of love, danger, and desire.
Please note that neither Michael Flatley nor Nadine Coyle are appearing in this tour.
25 APRIL - 30 APRIL
18 MARCH - 19 MARCH
ROYAL CONCERT HALL, GLASGOW
11 APRIL - 15 APRIL
PALACE THEATRE, MANCHESTER
4 APRIL - 9 APRIL
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE, MILTON KEYNES
21 FEBRUARY - 22 FEBRUARY
11 APRIL - 15 APRIL
OPERA HOUSE, MANCHESTER
14 FEBRUARY - 19 FEBRUARY
NEW VICTORIA THEATRE, WOKING
24 MARCH - 26 MARCH
PLAYHOUSE THEATRE, EDINBURGH
7 MARCH - 12 MARCH
ALHAMBRA THEATRE, BRADFORD
20 MARCH - 23 MARCH
THE SAGE, GATESHEAD
10 FEBRUARY - 12 FEBRUARY
BRIGHTON CENTRE, BRIGHTON
20 JANUARY - 22 JANUARY
19 APRIL - 23 APRIL
SYMPHONY HALL, BIRMINGHAM
16 APRIL - 18 APRIL
THEATRE ROYAL CONCERT HALL, NOTTINGHAM
30 JANUARY - 5 FEBRUARY
CLIFFS PAVILION, SOUTHEND-ON-SEA
27 JANUARY - 29 JANUARY
ST DAVID'S HALL, CARDIFF
9 JANUARY - 14 JANUARY
LIVERPOOL EMPIRE THEATRE, LIVERPOOL
6 FEBRUARY - 9 FEBRUARY
IPSWICH REGENT, IPSWICH
24 JANUARY - 26 JANUARY
NEW THEATRE, OXFORD
23 FEBRUARY - 26 FEBRUARY
28 MARCH - 2 APRIL
GRAND THEATRE AND OPERA HOUSE, LEEDS
28 FEBRUARY - 5 MARCH
NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE, OUTER LONDON
13 MARCH - 16 MARCH
HIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE, ABERDEEN
Lost Dog formed in 2004, their first work Pave up Paradise Burgos won first prize at the International Choreographic competition and second prize at the prestigious Hanover choreographic festival. Since then they have created and toured four full length dance theatre works in the UK and Europe to critical acclaim.
A one man staging of Milton's epic Paradise Lost. Forget whatever came into your head when you read that and prepare to be surprised, to laugh out loud, to be moved. And much more. Combining theatre, comedy and movement this is a journey through the story of the creation of everything condensed into 75 minutes. A show which brings you the highlights of this well known but often forgotten story beginning with Lucifer's rebellion and ending with Adam and Eve's expulsion from Eden, edging awkwardly through God's rather cramped galley kitchen along the way.
A beloved fairy-tale and Academy Award-winning movie, The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its tale of obsession, possession and one girl's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion.
Tween faux-reality dance show dancers live on stage.
The Next Step Wild Rhythm Tour (Step 2) brings incredible dances to the stage, infusing contagious energy and unparalleled performances that will leave the audience in awe. Choreographed entirely by series stars Jordan Clark and Trevor Tordjman, the jaw-dropping tricks and emotionally-driven routines showcase the elite talent of eight performers who leave it all on the dance floor. Also returning to the stage to perform alongside The Next Step dancers are Shane Harte and Sarah Carmosino, who star in Family and Temple Street's music series Lost & Found Music Studios. Deshaun Clarke, also from Lost & Found, will reprise his role as host for the stage show, showing off his own musical talent and keeping the entire family on the edge of their seats.
This enchanting story tells the tale of how Clara is given a wooden nutcracker as a Christmas present by Dr Drosselmeyer. During the Christmas party Clara and her brother Fritz fight over the nutcracker doll. Later that night Clara wakes and looks for the Nutcracker doll. When the clock strikes twelve, giant mice appear and fight with the toy soldiers. The nutcracker doll comes to life and joins in the battle. Clara finally kills the King Mouse with her shoe and The Nutcracker Doll is transformed into a handsome prince who takes Clara through the land of snow to the Kingdom of Sweet and the Palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Get ready to step back in time and relive special moments from the career of dancing extraordinaire, Fred Astaire. The ?Remembering Fred Tour' will take you on a magical journey of dance, live music and entertainment supported by special appearances from various celebrity guests. Strictly Come Dancing stars Aljaz and Janette will be performing steps and turns from the golden age of Hollywood's most celebrated dance routines. Audiences will hear from famous Fred fans including Twiggy, Darcey Bussell, Don Black and Bruce Oldfield who will share stories of how the screen icon touched their lives and discuss what made him so special. Remembering Fred will feature songs such as They Can't Take That Away From Me, Night & Day, S'Wonderful, Cheek To Cheek, Puttin' On The Ritz, Let's Face The Music & Dance, The Way You Look Tonight, Top Hat, White Tie & Tail and many others.
This year's tour will star TV Judges Len Goodman and Craig Revel Horwood. They will be joined on the judging panel by former Strictly professional dancer and winner of the 2006 series, Karen Hardy. The tour will also feature a brand new host, Countryfile's Anita Rani, who was a semi-finalist in the 2015 series and a contestant on this year's live tour. This entertainment extravaganza will star many of the celebrities and professional dancers from the hugely anticipated 14th BBC One series, as they take to the dance floor and recreate their most popular TV dance routines. Details of celebrities and professional dancers appearing on tour will be announced over the coming months. The judges will provide their invaluable wisdom, advice and scores at each performance on tour. But not only are the celebrities and their dance partners competing for the judges' scores, they will also be battling to win votes from the arena audiences, who can text vote via their mobile phones and ultimately have the power to decide who wins the coveted Glitterball Trophy at the end of each show.
4 FEBRUARY - 5 FEBRUARY
MANCHESTER PHONES 4U (FORMERLY MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS ARENA), MANCHESTER
25 JANUARY - 26 JANUARY
SHEFFIELD MOTORPOINT ARENA, SHEFFIELD
27 JANUARY - 29 JANUARY
THE HYDRO, GLASGOW
7 FEBRUARY - 8 FEBRUARY
LIVERPOOL ECHO ARENA, LIVERPOOL
3 FEBRUARY - 3 FEBRUARY
LEEDS ARENA, LEEDS
31 JANUARY - 1 FEBRUARY
MOTORPOINT ARENA NOTTINGHAM, NOTTINGHAM
24 JANUARY - 24 JANUARY
METRO RADIO ARENA, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
20 JANUARY - 22 JANUARY
NEC (NATIONAL EXHIBITION CENTRE), BIRMINGHAM
9 FEBRUARY - 10 FEBRUARY
WEMBLEY, OUTER LONDON
11 FEBRUARY - 12 FEBRUARY
THE O2 ARENA, OUTER LONDON
Craig Revel Horwood's Strictly Confidential gives theatre audiences the chance to get up close and personal with stars of the smash hit BBC One television series Strictly Come Dancing in this incredible dance spectacular.
From the creators of the smash-hit dance sensation Havana Rakatan comes Vamos Cuba!, the spectacular new summer show from acclaimed Cuban choreographer Nilda Guerra. The show is set in the crazy chaos of Havana airport, where families are parted, lovers reunited, and time flies when you're having fun. In a place of new beginnings and old romances, where reality calls and dreams take flight, we experience the joys and vibrancy of Cuban life with all the passion and humour that embodies the Cuban spirit. Vamos Cuba! is an exuberant mix of traditional and modern dance styles including salsa, rumba, cha-cha-cha and reggaeton, with a live band led by Julito Padron, a DJ and a cast of the hottest dancers Cuba has to offer. Come early and experience the Rumba Rum Bar, or join one of our free salsa classes and celebrate Cuban culture in a riotous evening of live music and dance guaranteed to get your summer sizzling!
Wiggle Dance Theatre present The Colour of Me! Join us in a magical world of colour. Can you feel the excitement of the deep blue sea, the green peacefulness of nature, or bravely go where no child has ever been? inside an orange? But do watch out for red, who is sometimes very cross... Come and experience the beautiful rainbow of emotions that lives inside each and every one of us. What colour are you today? With live music and projection this interactive dance theatre performance promises to delight, tickle and inspire young audiences.