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Brendan Cole, Licence to Thrill Tour

Brendan Cole: Licence to Thrill. No, the star of Strictly Come Dancing hasn’t made a play to be the next James Bond (although he definitely has the same dapper, bad boy reputation) but instead is taking his spectacular moves to the dance floor to a theatre near you.

 

The 37-year-old ballroom specialist has been a permanent fixture on our Saturday night TV screens for seven years now,

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A look at ballet dancer Lauren Cuthbertson

Any ballet enthusiast in the UK has probably seen Lauren Cuthbertson perform; at 24 she was the youngest principle dancer in the Royal Ballet. Lauren got an early start on her career and she hasn’t looked back, nor is she about to. Though she moves in some very elevated circles when it comes to ballet, at 29 years of age she is still a most down-to-earth

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UK top the EU chart for visiting ballet, opera and dance performances

A Study that was published by the European Commission, this week, indicates that the number of people living in UK who have been to an opera, ballet and dance performance in the last year is more than the populations of Italy or Germany. The study that was done across the EU found out that 18% of individuals had been to an opera, ballet and dance performance

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Russian ballet dancer cast in a role nobody wants; that of a convict

Pavel Dmitrichenko is currently at the centre stage of a trial, something that is quite contrary to the grand arenas he is used to. Pavel, the 29-year-old, slightly built soloist dancer dazzled many people as the Evil Genius in Swan Lake at the Bolshoi Ballet. However, Russia is now watching him as he sits in a 5ft by 8ft cage being the character in a story

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Despite losing major stars the Royal Ballet kicks off its autumn season

As the Royal Ballet kicks off its autumn 2013 season it finds itself in a very precarious situation given the fact that it lost stars Alina Cojocaru and Tamara Rojo to the English National Ballet. This alone might be enough to make its first debut of Don Quixote nerve wracking, but the fact that their productions are no longer seen as an even match to the

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Do you have the brain needed to be a ballet dancer?

There has been recent research by scientists indicating that there are differences in ballet dancers’ brain structure that helps them not to feel dizzy during performances. This research shows that as dancers practice pirouettes they are able to suppress signals responsible for balance.

These findings that were published in a journal could prove to be helpful in treating patients suffering from chronic dizziness a condition that affects

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Do you have the brain needed to be a ballet dancer?

There has been recent research by scientists indicating that there are differences in ballet dancers’ brain structure that helps them not to feel dizzy during performances. This research shows that as dancers practice pirouettes they are able to suppress signals responsible for balance.

These findings that were published in a journal could prove to be helpful in treating patients suffering from chronic dizziness a condition that affects

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Polunin sued for abandoning productions

Sergei Polunin is an ambitious and charismatic ballet prodigy who went on to become the youngest Royal Ballet’s principal at 19. His reputation is matched by his image of being a ‘bad boy’ who has walked out of two London Productions.

The dancer sent shock waves in the dance world when he quit the much-awaited adaptation of Midnight Express in April. This was after he walked out

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The Boston Ballet exceed all expectations

The ballet talent of Boston is not that well-known, but it should be. If you come to look at it, the Boston Ballet truly excelled considering the works by Jorma Elo, George Balachine, and Vaslav Nijinsky. The highlight of the programme was Balachine’s serenade, which was actually the opening act of the programme. For Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, the ballet dancers wear ankle length tutus and

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Head of Bolshoi Ballet replace before end of contract

Anatoly Iksanov, the head of Bolshoi ballet, has been replaced by Vladimir Urin. Anatoly was the head of ballet for 13 years and actually still had a year of his contract left. Earlier last week, he was replaced by Urin, in a further shock to the ballet world following the attack on the Bolshoi’s artistic director Sergei Filin in January, when a jar of sulphuric acid

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