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Harry Styles Grammys Dancers Say Set Malfunction Forced Them to ‘Reverse’ Performance Live.
Harry Styles’ dancers during the 2023 Grammy Awards took to social media on Monday to reveal that while on live television the turntable they practiced on malfunctioned and began to spin in the wrong direction.
“What you don’t know is that the moment the curtain opened and it was time to perform, our turntable started spinning in reverse,” said Brandon Mathis, one of the dancers, in an Instagram story. “Backwards. Freaking all of us out on live television, and there was nothing we could do to stop it. In real time, we had to troubleshoot and try to do a complete piece in reverse. Talk about professionalism.”
This year, Styles was up for six Grammys, including Record and Song of the Year for “As It Was.” That night he won Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Engineered Album, and Album of the Year for Harry’s House,
BBC ‘are planning a new Strictly Come Dancing prime time show designed for amateurs’.
it’s been reported that the BBC are making a new version of Strictly Come Dancing – this time for amateurs.
The new primetime dance competition show, called Clear The Dancefloor, will see ordinary people battle to win over a panel of celebrity judges. Like other competition shows, such as Britain’s Got Talent, the judges will also be equipped with noisy buzzers to press! An insider spoke out saying: ‘The public can’t get enough of dance shows so the Beeb is keen to keep up with demand. ‘There’s a lot of hope pinned on this sparkly new show and producers are hoping it will be a big hit.
Strictly Come Dancing will feature contestant in a wheelchair for the first time.
Strictly Come Dancing will feature a wheelchair-bound celebrity for the first time in this year’s line-up. BBC chiefs are currently casting around for a star to take part in the Saturday night dance competition. The move to feature a contestant who has not got the use of their legs is seen as a major challenge
The decision comes after the popularity of the show’s first deaf participant, actress Rose Ayling- Ellis, who won the Glitter Ball Trophy in 2022, and Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds, who made it to week six last year. But the move to feature a contestant who has not got the use of their legs is seen as a major challenge for the hit show. However, disability campaigners are delighted at the proposal which they say will help “break down more barriers”.
A BBC source said: “This is an extremely challenging project but one that Strictly bosses think is worth it and believe it is going to be absolutely brilliant. It is yet another example of how progressive and inclusive the programme is. “The original plan was that it would happen last year but the logistics are difficult and to get a professional dancer trained and ready to take this on meant more work than was originally anticipated, so the most sensible thing to do was to put it off for a year.”
Paralympic racing athlete David Weir, 43, who won six gold medals in 2008 and 2012, last night expressed his delight at the decision.
The wheelchair athlete, who was born with a spinal cord transection that left him unable to use his legs, said: ‘It’s a great thing for inclusion and it will be nice to see someone getting a platform and profile on a massive show like Strictly. It will certainly make me watch it. Ellie Simmonds was great last year and it was so good to see her doing a show like that.
Wheelchair dancing has become increasingly popular in the UK and is now coming to Strictly Come Dancing.
Treason musical announces plans for full production and live album.
Ricky Allan and Kieran Lynn’s musical Treason, based on the events around the failed Gunpowder Plot, has announced plans for full-scale production and a new live album. The show, which has already been seen in concept album form and was streamed from Cadogan Hall, was then seen twice at Theatre Royal Drury Lane last summer.
That staging was then nominated for Best Concert Event at the 23rd Annual WhatsOnStage Awards – with the winners being revealed later this week. It will now return for a full-scale production in October 2023, with select venues for the run to be revealed. In the meantime, the new album, taken from the Drury Lane event, will be released on streaming platforms from Friday 10 February.
Titled Lighting The Fuse: Sparks From Treason In Concert, the album features a cast of : Carrie Hope Fletcher (Martha Percy), Bradley Jaden (Thomas Percy), Simon-Anthony Rhoden (Robert Catesby), Les Dennis (Robert Cecil), Emilie Louise Israel (Dorothy Wright), Rebecca LaChance (Ursula Ward), Daniel Boys (King James), Cedric Neal (Earl of Northumberland), Waylon Jacobs (Jack Wright), Adam Pearce (Thomas Wintour) and Debris Stevenson (Narrator).
The music team includes Nick Pinchbeck (musical supervisor), Alan Berry (musical director and keyboard one), Matthew Malone (orchestrations), Simon Nathan (additional orchestrations), Matt Smith (music preparation), Liam Waddle (keyboard programmer), London Musical Theatre Orchestra (orchestra manager), Livi Van Warmelo (keyboard 2), Nerys Richards (cello), Hannah Lawrence (reed 1), Michael Madigan (reed 2), Dave Oxley (horn), Lewis Dunsmore (guitars), Sandy Suchodolski (bass), Matt Whittington (drums/percussion), Pierpaolo Demarchi (mix engineer) and David Preston (mastering engineer).
Hannah Chissick directed the concert, with choreography by Taylor Walker, musical supervision by Nick Pinchbeck, musical direction by Alan Berry, set and costume Janet Bird, sound design by Tom Marshall, lighting design by Simisola Majekodunmi and video design by Gino Green. The show was seen in concert at Theatre Royal Drury Lane last summer.
Wicked sets out 2023 plans for school and community group workshops.
Wicked has unveiled plans for a series of school and community workshops running across 2023.
The hit production – which is also embarking on a new tour at the end of the year – will partner with not-for-profit community charity Starling Arts (who emphasise positive changes to mental health and wellbeing through singing) as part of their broader Wicked Acting Learning initiative.
Starling Arts co-founders Anna Shields and Emily Garsin said: “We’re thrilled to embark on this partnership with Wicked Active Learning. These workshops fuse together our passion for musical theatre, singing and wellbeing in a package that complements both the show and the curriculum. “Wicked is the perfect story for exploring big ideas and we’re excited to work with people of all ages through this new workshop offering. As advocates of how the arts can boost mental health, Starling Arts look forward to these workshops providing participants with a toolkit of Wicked inspired skills they can use to improve their mood and support their peers and community groups throughout life.”
Schools will be able to organise workshops through the www.WickedActiveLearning.co.uk website. The move comes during the start of Children’s Mental Health Week 2023, which runs through to 12 February. The theme for 2023 is Let’s Connect.
Wicked’s executive producer Michael McCabe said: “We’re delighted to announce this partnership with the brilliant Starling Arts company, who will now be exclusively delivering workshops on behalf of Wicked Active Learning. The COVID pandemic fundamentally altered the lives of many young people and UK schools continue supporting them to recover both academically and in terms of their wellbeing. “We’ve long admired the inspirational work that Anna Shields and Emily Garsin have been doing in schools and communities, particularly during, and in the aftermath of, the lockdowns, boosting mental health and self-confidence through singing workshops and choirs. It’s an honour to be collaborating with them and particularly appropriate to be announcing our partnership during Children’s Mental Health Week.”
Wicked Active Learning has a variety of ongoing projects, including creative writing competition “Wicked Writers”, alongside the National Literacy Trust
General News & Sighting
- Can You Dance announced its 2023 CYD Dance Star Company members.
- A new Arts Centre is being planned in Worcester that will combine two existing buildings to create a 500 seat theatre. (The Stage)
- The cast was unveiled for the new touring show “Cake” which will be directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie. The show will star Zizi Strallen and Renee Lamb. It opens in Southampton on the 13th of March.
- New cast members have been revealed for the ongoing West End production of “The Choir of Man”. Conor Hanley and Daniel Harnett will return to the show, which has extended its run until July 2023. The choreography is by Freddie Huddleston and Rachel Chapman.
- “Heathers The Musical” has announced the cast for its 2023 tour. Jenna Innes will play Veronica and Jacob Fowler is JD. The Heathers will be played by: Verity Thompson, Elise Zavou & Billie Bowman. The choreography is by Gary Lloyd. The tour will open at Windsor on the 14th of February.
- Annabelle Lopez Ochoa will be one of the three dance captains for “The Greatest Dancer” on Belgium TV.
Future Dance Events News
- “Come From Away” has confirmed plans for a new tour beginning in March 2024. The choreography is by Tara Wilkinson and Kirsty Malpas.
- Christopher Tendai is producing and choreographing “Wonderland In Alice” which will premiere at the Peckham Theatre in London on the 6th of April.
- 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
- Christabelle Field’s Classified Entertainment Agency is holding an audition on the 12th of February by invitation only. For more details, contact: email@example.com
- Benjamin Armstrong is looking for 8 performers for the 3rd installment of “Represent Asian”. The performance is on the 20th of February. For more details, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Skin London have agency auditions on the 16th & 17th of February. For more details contact: email@example.com. The closing date for applications is the 10th of February.
- Dancewest Festival (formerly the Ignition Dance Festival) is offering established dance artists £5,000 to create a new work for the festival. It is also offering emerging dance artists £1,750 to create a new work for the community dance platforms. Have a look at the website for further details.
- Butlins is looking for male dancers who are technically trained in a variety of dance styles for its 2023 production shows. Visit the website for further details.
- 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@firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dane Bates has opened applications for his 5 day “Inspiro” contemporary dance programme in Liverpool. For more information, contact Dane on: email@example.com
- Platinum Academy in North London is extending its list of guest teachers. To apply, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Strictly star Luba is doing an online Valentine’s Dance Class for charity on the 15th of February at 7.00pm. You can get a ticket for £5 from: www.eventbrite.co.uk
- Christina Andrea is teaching at the Base Studios in London on the 9th of February from 2.30 – 4.00pm.
- Dean Anthony Lee is doing a class on the 16th of February from 4.00 – 5.30pm at Base Studios and on the 19th of February from 7.00 – 8.30pm.
- Tap master Jo Scanlan is teaching at “Move It” on Saturday at 11.15am.
- Emma Levene is offering a General Ballet Core and Stretch Contemporary class at Forest Gate Community School on Thursdays from 7.00 – 8.00pm. Email to book: email@example.com
- Erica Mulkern is teaching an Adult Ballet class at the Otley Studio on the 4th of March from 2.00 – 3.30pm. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Michael Naylor is teaching a new class on Thursdays at the Base Dance Studios from 2.30 – 4.00pm. Book via the Base app.
- Mia Lincoln is offering a Commercial Jazz workshop on the 16th of February at Tu Danse Studios from 7.00 – 8.30pm. Message Mia on: @commercialwithmia
- Alexandre Novelli is offering a Beginners Commercial for Adults class every Tuesday at her Novelli Studios from 6.00 – 7.00pm.
- Holly Stubbings is doing a Jazz Fusion Pop Up class on the 19th of February at the Brighton Marina Studios from 12.00 – 2.00pm.
- Chanelle Anthony is giving an Intensive Heels class on the 27th of February from 5.30 – 7.30pm at Base.
- Shelley Ann is doing a 2 hour Lyrical / Contemporary & Commercial workshop at the Flash in Welshpool on the 14th of April. To reserve a place: email@example.com
- Amy Ireland has a Commercial Tap class at Pineapple Dance Studios in London on Thursdays at 12.15pm and a Contemporary Jazz class at 1.15pm. On Fridays Amy teaches Beginners Tap at 10.15am.
- Leonie Sian is doing a creative Contemporary Fusion class at “Move It” on the 12th of March at 10.30am.
- Erica Mulkern is hosting an Easter Dance Workshop on the 12th of April from 10.00am – 1.00pm at the Abinitio School of Dance in Brighouse. To book your place, email Erica on: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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: email@example.com
- 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.
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Daniela Fabbricatore 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- “Anything Goes” starring Sutton Foster will return to UK cinemas on the 15th and the 19th of March. It was directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall.
- We spotted Kimberly Wyatt in “Odd Couples” on Channel 4.
- We spotted a video of Chrissy Brooke and Emma Stansall playing behind Pete Tong at the O2 in London.
- We spotted Laura Rylands in the latest Estee Lauder campaign and in Sam Smith’s new music video.
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