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Kate Whitley Birmingham Royal Ballet

INTERVIEW | Kate Whitley on Composing for Birmingham Royal Ballet’s new Ballet Now Programme

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s new initiative Ballet Now is joining forces with Sadler’s Wells to create a major new development programme for classical choreographers. Twice a year, the scheme supports a commission helping a total of six artists – one choreographer, composer and designer for each commission. I spoke to Kate Whitley, a young female composer…

Giovanni Ravelo The Trocks Dance Consortium

INTERVIEW | Giovanni Ravelo Talks Tutus, Tiaras and Pointe Shoes in all-male Ballet Company The Trocks

The world’s foremost all-male comic ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (The Trocks) combine ballet and drag to create a real spectacle. The male ballet dancers explore pointework as they take on numerous roles, both male and female to create a company that boasts high-quality technique, beautiful presentation and hilarious characterisation. Based in…

1 Million Reasons to Dance - Sean Goldthorpe

INSIDE | 11 Million Reasons to Dance

People Dancing are an organisation that celebrates all those who want to dance. By creating a new exhibition called 11 Million Reasons to Dance, the photography and short film program have been touring the UK and overseas. They feature Sean Goldthorpe’s 20 commissioned images of iconic dance moments from the film, all reimagined by Deaf, sight impaired…

Ana Garcia Flamenco Edition 2018

INTERVIEW | Ana Garcia talks Bringing a Flavour of Spain to the UK Through Flamenco

Living in the UK for over twenty years now, Ana Garcia had a remarkable career as a flamenco dancer before going on to create Flamenco Edition, a company that brings high-quality flamenco productions across the UK. Now producing the fourth Flamenco Edition to cross the regions, Ana has brought over a production called Sinergia starring one of Spain’s…

The cast of Strictly Ballroom The Musical. Photo by Johan Persson

REVIEW | Strictly Ballroom | West End

Bursting onto the West End with glitter and sequins galore, Strictly Ballroom is a fabulously fiery new production that is bound to sweep you off your feet. Based on Baz Luhrmann’s iconic 1992 film, it’s a story about breaking out of the norm and using your creativity. When ballroom dancer Scott Hasting’s dreams of dancing…

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