Although most dancers never reach pop idol status, Sergei Polunin became recognisable as the prolific ‘Take Me to Church’ ballet dancer in Hozier’s official music video. The former Royal Ballet dancer has been compared to ballet greats, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Rudolf Nureyev, and featured in Hollywood blockbuster Red Sparrow. But in 2019, much of the […]

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We know that stretching is important to increase mobility to perform gorgeous high kicks and lovely backbends – but when crunched for time, it can be hard to justify spending time to ‘just’ to stretch. However, stretching is probably be more important than you realize! Stretching doesn’t just help you to sit in the splits; […]

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So beloved was the five-time Oscar-nominated film Amélie (2001) that the story was translated for the proscenium stage as Amélie The Musical in California, fourteen years later. Amélie was, and is currently, the highest-grossing French-language film in the US; and its musical adaptation was also met with success when it hit Broadway in 2017. The […]

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A major perk of visiting Chile’s capital – aside from stopping in for a show at the Santiago Municipal Opera House – is its proximity to the Andes mountains. Although the major modern city is home to a few lovely parks, much more spectacular views await outside of the metropolis. Many nature lovers hike through […]

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There were five main ‘Dance Moms’ when the first season aired on Lifetime in 2011. But there are so many more dance moms that didn’t feature on the high drama television show. These other dance moms still cheer on their children, across many dance genres, and their devotion to their children’s dance education can border […]

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Choreographer Mark Morris was commissioned by the city of Liverpool to create a dance piece to commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

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Russell Maliphant & Vangelis’ The Thread explores the connection between Greek traditional dance and modern dance, as well as with other dance genres.

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The BalletBoyz ‘Them/Us’ is comprised of two halves: an abstract dance with a large sculpture and a touching piece choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon.

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The Everybody Ballet website declares class is ‘For anyone and everyone – no previous experience necessary.’

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The Fountain of Bakhchisarai ballet packs longing, grief and jealousy into four acts split between Crimea and Poland.

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It’s not every day you get to see men in pointe shoes – and see them dancing well. (NB: These are not The Try Guys.)

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The growing demand for male pointe shoes has sparked Siberian Swan to make the very first standardized model of pointe shoes for men, named Rudolf.

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