UK Dance

Comedy From the Heart - How I Turned a Crisis Into a Comedy

Pete Shenton | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Pete Shenton

Just over 9 years ago on in the early Summer of 2004 I woke up on a lovely sunny Sunday morning and had a heart attack. I was 36 at the time and fairly fit (I was still working as a dancer and regularly running and cycling). As you can imagine it came as a bit of a surprise.

DEVolution Set To Release New EP 'Transition'

Bwoywonder | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bwoywonder

DEVolution have announced "Transition", a four-track EP set for release on August 25th 2013. The eclectic tone and lustrous beat found on the first track "Admire" was premiered on Mista Jam's BBC 1Xtra show, earlier this month which was a taste of things to come from the duo this year.

To Have, to Hold, to Overshare

Shannon Edwards | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Edwards

Another couple, just walking down the aisle on any given Friday/Saturday/Sunday is now 'surprised' because their 'flashmob' wedding video has been shared thousands of times. 'It was just little-old-us getting hitched...we are so surprised that half the world watched the video.'

There's No Silver Spoon Story To Our Success, Says Parachute Youth

Bwoywonder | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bwoywonder

Matt K Von and Johnny Castro also known as Parachute Youth, the electro-dance music group hailing from Australia have tasted rapid success many bedroom producers can only dream of. Topping the charts in 5 different european countries, picking up awards for best remix and signing a major label deal in less than 18 months.

Highland Fling - Hilarious and Uplifting: Why Can't All Ballet Be Like This

Bill Coles | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bill Coles

If ever there was a piece of ballet which was going to get kids and novice theatre-goers hooked on dance, then Scottish Ballet's Highland Fling is it....

The Garden of Inspiration

Ana Tzarev | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

As a visual artist, I find great inspiration in the varied disciplines of creativity. When I was first introduced to the renowned cellist Jacqueline du Pré, my soul was electrified by her virtuosity and sensitivity.

Riccardo Buscarini - A Star Is Born

Bonnie Greer | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bonnie Greer

'Athletes' gave me the same feeling that I experienced decades ago when I first saw 2001, a film that no one could have been prepared for. This dance piece has the same feeling of coming to grips with mortality, fragility, of time passing, and infinity. Like Stanley Kubrick, you can feel this choreographer's utter dedication, his complete self-belief.

The Single Girl Unwittingly Discovers Her Sex

Leanne Davis | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Comedy
Leanne Davis

I lay there terrified and wondering how the hell I have gotten this so wrong. It hadn't said anything about sex in the marketing; tantric, solo or otherwise. I am a pretty open-minded person and am seeking new adventures. But I want to know what I am signing up for first before I end up in a room with 18 strangers feeling their sex.

Why I Stopped Being a Banker

Karen Ruimy | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

I moved into the banking industry as soon as I graduated - it seemed the obvious thing to do when you are good with figures and have a head for business. But then I decided to give it all up on the search for something else, something bigger. I needed to answer all those questions that had been making their presence felt in my life and in my head for some time.

Critic on Stage: Showtime

Clare Wiley | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Clare Wiley

Several months ago I decided to spend £70 on nine contemporary dance classes. I gave it pretty much no thought beyond: 'this could improve my writing' and 'this would give me something to do on a Monday night besides steadily, doggedly working my way through All The Netflix'.

The Pulse Tour Hits London, Carmit Bachar Leads the Dance Powerhouse!

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

Girl bands. They come. They go. They usually don't stand the test of time. Alas, once many achieve group fame and success they can't go the solo road alone.

Review - First Position

Charlotte Skeoch | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Charlotte Skeoch

First Position follows six young dancers through the rigorous training and competition stages of the Youth America Grand Prix, an international ballet competition for dancers aged 9-19, culminating in medals, scholarships to dance schools and even contracts with ballet companies worldwide.

Arts Funding - Where is Arts Money Going?

Leanne Pero | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Politics
Leanne Pero

Since the start of the economic downturn and change in government, our voluntary community dance programme has struggled to find funds. Most of the money available is going to large organisations, in the expectation that it will then be filtered out into the community and into smaller delivery projects like ours - but this isn't working.

Estrella Morente: A New Wave in Flamenco

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 23.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Estrella, which means star in Spanish, is the heir of a great dynasty of flamenco singers. However heavy the burden might be, she had no problem to evolve into a more restraint performance while keeping its purity. Highly influenced by jazz singers like Ella Fitzgerald; a meticulously orchestrated exhibition of words, sounds, and movements.

Critic on Stage: Dancing to Our Own Beat

Clare Wiley | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Clare Wiley

This week was the last dance rehearsal before I take to the main stage of the Lowry in Manchester, captivating an audience of 2,000 with my balletic grace and elegant style. Just kidding, it's actually an audience of 100 in the venue's smallest studio and I'll be dancing with an umbrella.

WATCH: Comic Relief Dance Champion's Winning Performance

PA | Posted 10.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

Actor Antony Cotton stormed to victory in the final of Let's Dance For Comic Relief with a display of jazz hands and tap dancing. The star - known ...

Circus of the Future

Saadia R. Chevel | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Saadia R. Chevel

Dralion is a celebration of life and the four elements that maintain the natural order: air, water, fire and earth.

Critic on Stage: Umbrellas and Other Props

Clare Wiley | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Clare Wiley

This week everyone turns up at my contemporary dance class cheerfully carrying a selection of random objects: keys, a straw hat, knitting needles with reams of colourful purple wool, a giant bamboo stick. Our task is to choreograph a trio using a prop.

Dear Natalie Gyte: I Hope You Dance

Ru Freeman | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ru Freeman

Gyte condemns Stella Creasy thus for stating that violence is not limited to gender, that it affects society as a whole: "Really Stella? Really?" Yes, really Natalie, really. Violence is a societal issue. And so long as we keep pretending that it isn't, nothing is going to change.

Is This The New Gangnam Style?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

It seems Gangnam Style has finally been resigned to the "it's so last year" pile as a group of students show the Harlem Shake is the new dance move in...

Critic on Stage: Why I'm Taking a Modern Dance Class

Clare Wiley | Posted 27.03.2013 | Home
Clare Wiley

For the past two years I've been an arts journalist, writing about everything from classical ballet to wildly abstract modern dance. But I've never had any actual hands-on dancing experience myself, and thought it was about time I got some.

Learning Through Dance: Why Children Should Keep on Dancing

Jeremy Newton | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jeremy Newton

Having worked for the last seven years engaging young people with the arts, I've seen just how influential they can be on helping children to develop life skills giving them the confidence they need to shape a better future.

Thought The Olympic Ceremony Was Good? Wait Till You See North Korea...

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 19.02.2013 | Home

This summer we gasped as 7,500 volunteers performed simultaneously to create Danny Boyle's Olympic opening ceremony. Meanwhile, behind the closed d...

Strictly Criticism Is Unfair, Says Denise

WENN | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

Denise Van Outen claims criticism over her previous dance experience has scuppered her chances of winning Strictly Come Dancing. The actress has be...

Share Your Condom, on World Aids Day?

Ilco van der Linde | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK
Ilco van der Linde

Probably they run to be nominated for the 11 Biggest Social Media Disasters 2012, because the idea to share a condom seems quite disgusting to me.