In March 2012, Movin’ On Up, the dance careers event with a twist returns for its third year! This exciting event will be held at Stratford-upon-Avon College and is a fantastic opportunity for young people who want to work in dance.
To help us create a vibrant, appropriate and beneficial programme we would like your views on what you would like to see at Movin’ On Up 2012.
- What styles of dance would you like to experience on the day in the workshops and taster sessions?
- What kind of talks would you like eg: careers, progression routes (college, university) etc?
- Would you like information from different colleges and universities?
- Would you like information on local projects you can be involved in?
- Would you find it helpful to take part in a question and answer session with dance professionals?
- Overall is there anything else you would like to see at Movin’ On Up 2012?
Please email any suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org and any suggestions will be greatly appreciated and taken into consideration.
‘First Night’ is the free membership scheme for 16-21 yr olds by the Birmingham Hippodrome where you can get your hands on thousands of £5 tickets for dance, theatre, musicals, comedy, opera and ballet!
For more information on how you can see performances for great prices visit:
Ever wanted to experience dance through photography, well now you can with ‘Still Dancing: A photography exhibition exploring dance’ By Richard Battye!
Shot on location in Birmingham and in Richard Battye’s studio the photos capture the form and shape of the human body as created by the act of dancing!
It is taking place at The Old Joint Stock in Birmingham until the 3rd February 2012!
For more information visit:
or telephone the number on the flyer!
Breakin’ Convention is the highly acclaimed international hip-hop dance theatre festival that is taking place at the Birmingham Hippodrome in 2012.
Breakin’ Convention are looking for companies who desire to break the conventions of Hip Hop Dance Theatre.They are looking for talented crews with something to say, who are using hip-hop and funk styles in an exciting way and who are able to entertain an audience of up to 1,800 people on the Birmingham Hippodrome main stage!
Think this fantastic opportunity is for you and your crew then applications close Friday 6th January and there is a selection day on Monday 16th January.
For more information and to download an application form visit:
U.Dance Raw Energy is taking place on Sunday 19th February 2012 at the DanceXchange’s studio theatre The Patrick Centre. It will be celebrating youth dance from across the West Midlands including brilliant performances by Nova Dance Company and Collision Dance Company both from the sub-region. We congratulate them for making it through the application process as well as the many other groups involved!
It will encompass many different dance styles and be an exciting evening. Also it will serve as a platform for those wanting to perform at U.Dance 2012 which is taking place between the 13th-16th July at the Southbank Centre, London.
Applications for groups have now closed but there are tickets available from Monday 6th February 2012 for what’s set to be an amazing celebration!
For more information visit:
Wondering what to add to your to do list in the New Year, well there are many amazing performances coming up including:
Matthew Bourne’s The Nutcracker-Tuesday 7th-Saturday 11th February 2012
An exciting and fresh interpretation of this traditional Christmas favourite!
Stomp-Tuesday 14th-Saturday 18th February 2012
A sensational and theatrical performance that has thrilled audiences around the world returns to Birmingham in February 2012!
Royal Ballet Flanders- Artifact-Wednesday 25th- Thursday 26th April 2012
Artifact combines an incredible amount of text for a dance performance with a repertoire of sign language and formal pure-dance sections with even sometimes wild combinations involving all of these!
Dance Consortuim- Danza Contemporanea de Cuba-Tuesday 8th-Wedneesday9th May 2012
Following an outstanding visit in 2012 that included a fantastic and fresh programme of work it is set to continue in their Spring 2012 production!
Sylvie Guillem-Push- Friday 11th-Saturday 12th May 2012
After sell out success in London, Sylvie Guillem is bringing her incredible work to the Birmingham Hippodrome joined on stage by Russell Maliphant!
Breakin’ Convention- Monday 14th-Tuesday 15th May 2012
The internationally acclaimed hip hop dance theatre festival returns this spring with jaw dropping performances set to thrill audiences!
For more information on any of the above performances or for any of the other many shows available at the Hippodrome visit: