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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…

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REVIEW | Thriller Live | UK Tour

Thriller Live is a production exploding with energy, dynamic movement and excellent vocals creating an impressive tribute to the late legend Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson was crowned the king of pop for his outstanding diverse music and ability to produce such theatrical performances, and Thriller Live captures that. Creating the essence of a concert, the stage is…

REVIEW | Exactly Like You | Edinburgh Fringe

Lotte Rice, an actress and spoken word artist performs a one woman show about a young lady named Abbie’s life, love and loss. It is beautifully poetic and told with touching expression, and heart-aching emotion. Singer, songwriter and activist Nina Simone has always played a huge part in Abbie’s life, Nina Simone was her grandmother’s idol and…

NEWS | Artsfest | Wolverhampton

The University of Wolverhampton have officially launched Artsfest 2016, a seven week celebration of the creative culture in Wolverhampton. With over 20 arts organisations and venues such as the Grand Theatre, the Arena Theatre, Lichfield Cathedral and many more, the festival will program work from across the Faculty of Arts at the university, and professional work…

REVIEW | Butterfly in Blood | RNCM

Butterfly in Blood takes the audience on a journey through the torment and agony that the Jews suffered at the Nazi concentration camps. During this improvised opera, the story of one woman’s fight is highlighted through music. During the Holocaust, over a million men, women and children lost their lives in Auschwitz. Fania Fenelon, a soprano…

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