Harry Styles will perform at the 2023 BRIT Awards

Dincwear Dancewear Pro Dance News 23rd Jan 2023

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MOVE IT, the world’s biggest and best dance event, is back at ExCeL London in March 2023.

Move IT 2023 Dates

MOVE IT the world’s biggest and best dance event is back at ExCeL London from 10-12 March 2023. MOVE IT celebrates all forms of dance and the performing arts across three amazing days. No matter what level you are, MOVE IT has something for every dancer, teacher, spectator, and professional, at this electric celebration of all things dance and performing arts!

Move IT 2023

This year the show will be headlined by the most iconic line-up featuring Love Island Star Tasha Ghouri, choreography extraordinaire Ricky Jinks, Alex Chambers who’s worked with some of the biggest music stars, GB Tap Team member Kai Scanlan, Josie Lee, IMD Legion, and Fiona Whyte was announced as the official photographer for this years event.

With some of its legacy artists also making a comeback from Layton Williams, Dane Bates, Flawless, Neil Jones, Joshua Base Pilmore and more. Stay tuned as MOVE IT gets set to make its biggest announcement – The Main Stage Line-Up!

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West End Live to return in 2023.

West End Live

Running in June, the weekend sees a variety of iconic shows performed for free in front of uber-fans in Trafalgar Square.

This year, it will play over the weekend of 17 and 18 June 2023. Line-up, presenters and more are to be revealed – so watch this space over the coming months!

Just Some of the shows that have taken part in the past have included Six, Heathers, and Les Misérables.

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West End theatres might be the next to go on strike.

West End shows facing strike threat.

Some of the West End’s biggest shows could be hit by strike action after performers union Equity put in a 17% pay claim for thousands of its members in theatre land.

The Union is putting forward the claim, which also includes a bid for a 5 day rehearsal week (instead of 6) plus an increase in holiday entitlement and additional fees for covers. The negotiations with the Society of London Theatres will commence in February, and said “nothing is off the table” as part of a campaign for better wages and conditions including a strike.

That raises the prospect of industrial action affecting hit shows from The Phantom of the Opera and Pretty Woman to Matilda the Musical and venues including the Palladium.
It comes as a union survey found almost half (45%) of its West End members have a second job and just short of two thirds (60%) considered quitting the industry in the last three years.

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King’s Theatre in Edinburgh is facing a precarious month ahead.

King's Theatre in Edinburgh is facing a precarious month ahead

The King’s Theatre in Edinburgh has warned that it has 35 days left to be saved after losing an appeal to the levelling up fund.

The beloved 1350-seat Scottish venue, which opened to audiences in 1906 and is currently operated by Capital Theatres, lost its appeal to the levelling up fund that would have allowed it to progress with essential redevelopment works.

Though having already raised £26m towards the redevelopment of the theatre, Capital Theatres states an additional £8.9m must be sourced in the coming 35 days in order to allow contractors to begin the work and secure the theatre’s future, given the effects of inflation and additional costs from ongoing turbulence. If unsuccessful, Capital would have to hand back the theatre’s keys to the City of Edinburgh Council who own the building.

Fiona Gibson CEO of Capital Theatres said: “This really is the last chance saloon for the King’s. It’s been a long road planning and fundraising for the capital redevelopment of the King’s Theatre to turn it into both a thriving community hub, fully accessible to audiences and performers, and a world class venue, while maintaining its history and heritage.

“Nearly all the original capital cost estimate of £26 million to transform the King’s is in place thanks to grants from the Scottish Government, City of Edinburgh Council and the National Lottery Heritage Fund; generous donations from our patrons and donors, companies and trusts; as well as Capital Theatres’ own contribution. We are incredibly proud of the collective effort to reach this figure.”

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Harry Styles joins Brit Awards performer line-up.

Harry Styles joins Brit Awards performer line-up.

Harry Styles has joined the line-up of performers for the 2023 Brit Awards, organisers have confirmed. The former One Direction star will share the bill with Sam Smith, Kim Petras and rock duo Wet Leg for this year’s ceremony at The O2. It follows a stint of success for the 28-year-old, who has been nominated for four awards, including album of the year for Harry’s House, song of the year for As It Was, artist of the year, and best pop/R&B act.

Harry’s House debuted at number one on the UK album charts, US Billboard 200 and more than 12 countries around the world after its release in May 2022. Since then, it has remained in the UK Top Ten Album Chart.

Last year also saw Styles nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize, and an expansion of his acting career after landing roles in the films My Policeman and Don’t Worry Darling.

However, he is not the only one to receive four Brit Award nominations this year, with Wet Leg also being put up for album of the year, group of the year, best new artist and best alternative rock act. The Isle of Wight duo, comprised of Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers, have won plaudits for the sardonic lyrics and angular riffs that feature on their self-titled album.

The Brit Awards 2023 will take place on Saturday 11 February and will be broadcast live on ITV1 and ITVX from  London’s The O2 arena.

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General News & Sighting

  • Northern Ballet’s “The Great Gatsby” is returning to theatres across the UK this March, opening in Leeds on the 8th of March.
  • Helen & Kai won the first of the Strictly Live shows.
  • Stage and screen stars will be taking part in the King’s Coronation on the 7th of May. The whole event will be broadcast on the BBC.
  • “Rock of Ages” confirms its 2023 “Farewell Tour”. The cast includes Kevin Kennedy as Dennis Dupree, Gabriella Williams as Sherrie and Stephanie Chandos as Regina plus Erin Bell. The director and choreographer is Nick Winston. The tour will begin in Peterborough on the 1st of February.
  • “The Phantom of the Opera” has announced new lead casting in the West End. Jon Robyns will play the Phantom from the 3rd of April and Holly-Anne Hull will play Christine from the 23rd of January.
  • Casting has been revealed for the world premiere of “Berlusconi”. It includes Sebastien Torka, Sally-Ann Triplett & Emma Hatton. Its first preview is on the 25th of March at the Southwalk Playhouse Elephant. The choreography is by Rebecca Howell.
  • Joanne Clifton, the ex-world dance champion and Strictly winner, is acting in “Windfall” at the Southwalk Playhouse. It opens on the 9th of February.
  • Kevin Clifton & Stacey Dooley had a baby daughter called Minnie.
  • West End performers in London have demanded a 17% pay rise through their union Equity. The Union is also asking for a 5 day rehearsal week (instead of 6) plus an increase in holiday entitlement and additional fees for covers. The negotiations with the Society of London Theatres will commence in February.
  • West End Live will play over the weekend of the 17th & 18th of June this year.
  • Fiona Whyte was announced as the official photographer for this years “Move It”.

Future Dance Events News

  • Chantry Dance Company will be performing “Ghost Dances” on the 25th & 26th of April at the Guildhall Arts Centre.
  • The Scottish Ballet will be performing “Coppelia” at Sadlers Wells in London from the 2nd to the 5th of March.
  • “Bat Out Of Hell” will play at the Peacock Theatre in London from the 17th of February until the 1st of April. It will then tour the UK, opening in Cornwall on the 25th of September. The choreography has been adapted by Xena Gusthart.
  • “Grease” will return to the Dominion Theatre in the West End from the 2nd of June. The choreography is by Arlene Phillips.
  • The musical version of “Rebecca” will play at the Charing Cross theatre in London on the 4th of September.
  • Cheryl Cole has been cast for “2.22 A Ghost Story” in the West End.

    Auditions & Vacancies

    • House of Pyramid is auditioning for dancers in Central London on the 6th of February. For more details, contact: info@houseofpyramid.co.uk
    • Propel Dance, a new professional wheelchair dance company in Birmingham, is recruiting a performer who identifies as disabled to join its new 2023 theatre production. For more information, email: info@propeldance@gmail.com
    • Dane Bates has opened applications for his 5 day “Inspiro” contemporary dance programme in Liverpool. For more information, contact Dane on: danebatesmasterclasses@gmail.com
    • Platinum Academy in North London is extending its list of guest teachers. To apply, contact: philipjoel@platinumacademy.co.uk
    • Birmingham based Autin Dance Theatre is looking for an East Asian female dancer to join the “Out Of The Deep Blue” team as Violet. There will be 3 workshop days taking place on the 11th, 12th & 13th of February. The deadline for applications is the 23rd of January. For further information, contact: johnny@autindt.co.uk
    • The Place in London is looking for applications for Choreodrome 2023. This is the annual residency programme for experienced makers to explore new artistic territory without the pressure of creating a final product. For more details visit: www.theplace.org.uk. The closing date for applications is the 23rd of January.
    • You Management is auditioning for Dancers who Sing on the 26th & 27th of January and Singers who Dance on the 30th of January and the 1st & 2nd of February. Apply at: auditions2023@you-management.com

    Dance Classes

    • Sophie Allnatt from The Royal Ballet is offering a 1 day workshop in Southend on the 26th of February at Thorpe Hall School. Email Sophie for more information and to book on: sophie.allnatt@hotmail.co.uk
    • Jordi Guitart is doing a dance class on Saturday the 11th of March at 3.30pm at “Move It”.
    • Li Li Hodge is offering a 5 1/2 hour dance workshop over 2 days on the 11th (from 3.00 – 6.00pm) & 12th (from 3.00 – 5.30pm) of February in Essex. Book via the link in Li Li’s Instagram bio.
    • Josie Lee has a Contemporary Lyrical class on the 29th of January from 12.30 – 2.00pm at the Base Studios. Book via the Base App.
    • Lauren Woollard is doing a pop up dance class on the 10th of February at the Marina Studios in Brighton from 8.00 – 9.30pm. DM Lauren on her Instagram to book.
    • Oti Mabuse is doing a 6 week Dance Fitness class at her London Studios each Saturday from the 28th of January to the 4th of March from 10.00am – 11.00am. To book, contact: info@omds.co.uk
    • Daniela Fabbricattore will be doing an evening of Jazz and Lyrical classes on the 3rd of March at the Dance Factory. The Juniors will be from 5.30 – 6.30pm and the Intermediate / Seniors from 6.45 – 8.45pm. Contact: www.danielafabbricattore.com
    • Rae Piper is doing 2 Contemporary classes for the East Midlands Dance Network on the 30th of January from 7.00 – 8.30pm & the 6th of February in Nottingham. You can book at: shorturl.at/suCoi
    • Nafisah Baba is teaching a weekly Lyrical Contemporary Intermediate / Advanced class at Danceworks in London every Tuesday from 8.00 – 9.30pm.
    • Renako McDonald is teaching a Contemporary Jazz class on Fridays from 6.00 – 7.00pm at Pineapple Studios.
    • Lucy Jane Adcock is teaching a Show Tap class at Base Dance Studios on Wednesdays at 11.30am.
    • Poppy Tremlett is offering an Improvers Choreography class at Base Dance Studios on Tuesdays from 8.30 – 10.00pm.
    • Amy Ireland is teaching a Commercial Tap class at 12.15pm on Thursdays and a Contemporary Jazz class at 1.15pm on Fridays at the Pineapple Dance Studios.
    • Rachel Bolsworth is teaching an Absolute Beginners Heels class from 7.00 – 8.00pm on Tuesdays and an Improvers Beginners Heels class on Monday from 8.30 – 9.30pm at Pineapple Dance Studios.
    • Hannah Cleeve is giving a Heels Technique class on Wednesdays from 1.00 – 2.30pm each week at the Base Dance Studios.
    • Jazz Dance Rewired will present a 2 day programme of jazz dance theatre at the Place in London on the 27th of May and the 3rd of June.
    • Steffie Croxson is doing a class at “Move It” on the 12th from 12.45 – 13.30 pm.
    • Malou Linders is teaching a 3 hour class at the Hub Studios in London on the 25th of January from 1.00 – 4.00pm. Book your spot on: maloulinders.com
    • Kamila Zalewska is teaching at the Base Studios in London on Mondays from 4.00 – 5.25pm for intermediate/advanced level. Book on the Base app.

    Film And Video

    • A new movie musical called “Emilia Perez” will begin filming this Spring in Paris. It will star Selena Gomez, Karla Sofia Gascon & Zoe Saldana. The movie will be choreographed by Damien Jalet.
    • We spotted Katie Anjula dancing on “Michael McIntyre’s Big Show” on BBC1.
    • We spotted Chichi Ogbu & Chelsea Marie Hogg dancing at the Superdrug event in London.
    • We spotted Chelsie Wright dancing with Beyonce at the Atlantis, the Royal Hotel in Dubai.
    • We spotted Jenny Griffin & Kamila Zalewska performing with Robbie Williams on tour.
    • We spotted the following dancers performing at the Joy Awards in Saudi Arabia: Anders Deeno Nielson, Millie Lund, Malaika Mendes, Oliver Andrews, Sasha Shana, Darcey Simmons, Renae Hughes, Kieran D-W, Sophia Turner, Mina Neighbour, Michael Naylor & Mari Macleod. The choreography was by Lizzie Gough, Lukas McFarlane & Connor Tidman. The contract was with Jay Revell’s Blackskull.

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