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Avant Garde Dance is a London based company who are at the forefront of innovative hip-hop/contemporary dance theatre, led by Artistic Director and Work Place artist Tony Adigun.
The Black Album is a triple bill of music inspired dance work choreographed by Tony Adigun and presented as your favourite concept album. Columns of light fuse together with movement in Another New Day as five dancers respond to a confined space with the improvised feeling of free jazz and music from experimental DJs Jazzanova. A Classical Break creates a binding and cheeky partnership between break dance and the music of Beethoven, Mozart and Prokofiev. Making its London premiere, Dark Matter features movement which literally leaves it mark on everything it touches. With a penetrating electronic score and digital stage installation, this ensemble piece plays with the sound of space itself.
Michael Nunn and William Trevitt - former dancers with The Royal Ballet - founded their all-male company Balletboyz in 2000. The company has since won multiple awards and has produced several acclaimed television projects, including The Rough Guide to Choreography (Channel 4), The Royal Ballet in Cuba (More4) and Balletboyz: The Rite of Spring (BBC Three), as well as creating the digital work for Christopher Wheeldon's Electric Counterpoint (The Royal Ballet).
World Premie (Sadlers Wells). BalletBoyz are back with a brand new show, performed by an all-male company of ten amazing dancers who perform to a mesmerizing and evocative original musical score. Featuring two new commissions by internationally acclaimed choreographers Pontus Lidberg and Javier de Frutos, Life takes an elegant, powerful and provocative look at life and death, presented in the inimitable BalletBoyz style.
The Broad Street Dancers are Oxford's most diverse dance troupe. Made up of students from across Oxford, we meet to share our knowledge in a huge range of genres and styles. Apart from performing at various Arts' and social events throughout the year, we organise and choreograph an annual, full-length show taking place in February. This year we are proud to present our latest venture, Paradise. In this varied and exciting programme of short dance pieces in a range of styles, we look at the concept of paradise and the natural human desire to seek out utopia. Starting from a traditional view of paradise as man's original home and place of virtue, innocence and perfection we explore ideas of sin and suffering, the knowledge of which must force us to acknowledge the imperfections of our own world.
A showcase of original choreography, diverse dance styles and musical interpretation, the competition promises to be a spactacle of showmanship. Nothing but the most enthralling dances make the cut, with intricate choreography, innovative ideas and raw passion to try and win over the hearts and minds of the audience, as well as impress the judges. Dance styles are hugely varied, from the grounded contractions of street dance to the gracefulness of the ballet pieces, and the high energy, fast-paced commercial jazz numbers. The competition will end with the hotly-anticipated freestyle dance-off, improvised on the spot by individual troupe members in the quest for glory.
Nijinsky's Last Jump combines theatre and dance to evoke the legendary 20th century dancer's journey from global success to the desolate isolation of mental illness. As the passionate obsession of the young Nijinsky comes face to face with the searching inner life of the older Nijinsky, this sharp and tender show portrays a poignant intimacy of genius and madness, youth and age, and both the performing and private self. Inspired by the rhythmic obsession of Nijinsky's diaries, Young and Old Nijinsky consider their life together, on and off stage, trying to make sense of the loss of self.
On each Scratch Night, local and regional theatre performers, comedians or dance artists will perform works in progress for audiences to watch and give feedback on. This month, DANCE SCRATCH takes place, supported by the wonderful organisation, Oxford Dance Forum.
Joelle Pappas, director of Tac-au-Tac Dance Theatre, choreographs and directs a programme of contemporary dance pieces to piano duets by Maurice Ravel and Erik Satie played live by Diana Hinds and Elizabeth Kreager. This varied dance programme also includes music by Douglas Young and Benjamin Britten.
First produced in 1841 at the Paris Opera, Giselle is perhaps the best known and most poignant ballet of the Romantic era. Set in a medieval Rhineland village, it tells of Giselle, a naive peasant girl, who is driven to suicide when deceived by her aristocratic lover, Albrecht. Filled with remorse, Albrecht visits her moonlit grave where he is condemned to death by ghostly spirits - the Wilis. However Giselle's love for Albrecht transcends death and she protects him until sunrise destroys the Wilis power and he is saved.
An emotional and colourful dance theatre show combining breakneck choreography, spoken word and live sound. The Happiness combines first person stories and references to a host of philosophers and happiness gurus. Expect an explosion of joy, grief and confusion as four talented performers throw happiness up for all to question, see, experience and, ultimately, feel.
Britain's best-loved dance duo to perform together in theatres for the last time. Twenty years of dancing together has seen them become Strictly Come Dancing favourites, World Argentine Tango Champions, and create and star in their own Olivier Award nominated West End productions ? but now, as the nation's favourite dancers prepare to take on new projects, it is time for Vincent and Flavia to say goodbye to audiences across the UK in a brand new, thrilling live performance.
12 JULY - 16 JULY
MAYFLOWER THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTON
7 JULY - 9 JULY
NEW THEATRE, OXFORD
5 JULY - 6 JULY
REGENT THEATRE, STOKE-ON-TRENT
12 APRIL - 16 APRIL
MARLOWE THEATRE, CANTERBURY
27 JUNE - 2 JULY
BLACKPOOL GRAND THEATRE, BLACKPOOL
13 JUNE - 18 JUNE
HIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE, ABERDEEN
7 JUNE - 11 JUNE
BORD GAIS ENERGY THEATRE (FORMERLY GRAND CANAL THEATRE), DUBLIN
31 MAY - 4 JUNE
EDEN COURT THEATRE, INVERNESS
16 MAY - 21 MAY
CIVIC THEATRE, DARLINGTON
2 MAY - 7 MAY
GRAND THEATRE AND OPERA HOUSE, LEEDS
25 APRIL - 27 APRIL
DE MONTFORT HALL, LEICESTER
4 APRIL - 6 APRIL
LIVERPOOL EMPIRE THEATRE, LIVERPOOL
7 APRIL - 9 APRIL
PLAYHOUSE THEATRE, EDINBURGH
21 MARCH - 26 MARCH
ROYAL & DERNGATE, NORTHAMPTON
14 MARCH - 19 MARCH
NEW THEATRE, CARDIFF
7 MARCH - 12 MARCH
NEW VICTORIA THEATRE, WOKING
22 FEBRUARY - 27 FEBRUARY
THE HAWTH, CRAWLEY
16 FEBRUARY - 20 FEBRUARY
NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE, OUTER LONDON
9 FEBRUARY - 13 FEBRUARY
EMPIRE THEATRE, SUNDERLAND
2 FEBRUARY - 6 FEBRUARY
25 JANUARY - 30 JANUARY
CLIFFS PAVILION, SOUTHEND-ON-SEA
1 DECEMBER - 5 DECEMBER
THEATRE ROYAL, GLASGOW
23 NOVEMBER - 28 NOVEMBER
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE, MILTON KEYNES
10 NOVEMBER - 14 NOVEMBER
OPERA HOUSE, MANCHESTER
16 NOVEMBER - 21 NOVEMBER
THEATRE ROYAL, BRIGHTON
2 NOVEMBER - 7 NOVEMBER
THEATRE ROYAL, NORWICH
5 OCTOBER - 10 OCTOBER
RICHMOND THEATRE, OUTER LONDON
26 OCTOBER - 30 OCTOBER
THE ORCHARD, DARTFORD
13 OCTOBER - 17 OCTOBER
THEATRE ROYAL, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
28 SEPTEMBER - 3 OCTOBER
LYCEUM THEATRE, SHEFFIELD
22 SEPTEMBER - 26 SEPTEMBER
BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME, BIRMINGHAM
17 SEPTEMBER - 19 SEPTEMBER
WATERSIDE THEATRE, AYLESBURY
28 APRIL - 30 APRIL
A special programme of works featuring dance, live music and film to join Dancin' Oxford's tenth anniversary celebrations.
Guest performers will include Crossover Intergenerational Dance, Joelle Pappas Projects and we are delighted to welcome Jos Baker presenting the UK premiere of his new solo Of No Fixed Abode.
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.
The My First Ballet series brings young audiences their first taste of ballet through the magic of fairy tales, captivating music and beautiful dance. The ballets feature graduating dancers of outstanding potential from English National Ballet School in performances produced by English National Ballet.
The evil magician Rothbart has turned the beautiful princess Odette into a swan: only at night can she return to human form. Will Prince Siegfried be able to save her, or will he fall for Rothbart's sorcery? Featuring a narrator to help the young audience follow the story and a shortened version of Tchaikovsky's wonderful music, these performances are specially created to make ballet accessible and enjoyable to children from the age of 3 upwards.
The Snow Princess wishes to leave her winter forest to live with humans. However, she is unable to feel any emotions. The temptation to know what love is becomes too strong and she asks her mother (Spring) to grant her wish. As she finally experiences the passion she melts under the sun's fatal rays.
balletLORENT's dark and mystical adaptation of Snow White is created from an original retelling by Carol Ann Duffy, and reimagines the story of a mother's poisonous jealousy in a dance theatre production for family audiences. Thwarted desire, deception, compassion and redemption with magical mirrors, and a young woman with beauty as pure as feathered snow. Snow White is the second chapter of a planned trilogy of Brothers Grimm fairytales created by balletLORENT, which began with the highly acclaimed Rapunzel (Performance of the Year, The Journal Culture Awards 2012).
One of ballet's most famous works with some of its best known music. It is Siegfried's birthday and his mother gives him a crossbow and an ultimatum to get married! After the party and finding himself alone he goes hunting. The evil magician Rothbart (half man half bird) keeps beautiful women as swans on the lake - but by night they resume human form. Siegfried is bewitched by Odette, a Princess and one of the Swans. She explains their plight to Siegfried and says the spell can only be broken by someone who'll love her truly for ever. He swears to do so but Odette returns to being a swan as Rothbart's powers are so strong. Siegfried returns to the palace and his mother presents him with a string of women from whom to chose his bride - Rothbart arrives with his daughter Odile disguised as Odette and Siegfried agrees to marry her - only then realising his mistake as Odile reviles him for breaking his vow to Odette. Siegfried returns to the lake and begs Odette to forgive him - then fights Rothbart whom he kills - and the swans are released from the spell.
Tap Factory is a tremendously visual, highly exciting show featuring renowned dancers and musicians from all over the world. Bringing the very best performers to the stage as they blend their art of percussion with dance and acrobatics, this fully produced show is an eclectic mix of performance uniting to form a powerful identity.
Euripides' ancient tragedy is one of the most dramatic tales ever written. Betrayed by her unfaithful husband Jason, Medea seeks vengeance, and not even their innocent children are safe from her terrible rage. Showcasing Thomas Noone's dancers at their finest, this powerful performance pits the loved against the unloved, the cherished against the scorned, using rich, physical dance which combines total dynamism with fragility and intimacy. The skill and athleticism of the dancers is heightened by a stunning electronic score enriched with contemporary and urban influences.