How to organize a unique event: Behind the scenes of Ballet United Gala

I was strolling on facebook a couple of weeks ago when I saw Tom’s post promoting the event he was organizing: Ballet United Gala. The poster described it as a  «unique evening of ballet performed by young dancers» showcasing pieces from well-known choreographers such as Benjamin Millepied, but also some pas de deux from the classical repertoire. The performance would take place in Cadogan Hall, London, the 19th of July.

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In the in-between…how to survive between dance contracts

We’ve all been there, those times when you’ve finished an awesome dance contract; you’re enjoying the rest and looking forward to jumping right back into the next one. Except the next one is taking a bit longer to come along than you would like. With each negative audition outcome comes a reassuring voice in our head, ‘too tall’, ‘not the right build’, ‘they wanted more classical dancers’ etc.

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Being (il)legal #2: A Dancer’s Run-in With the Authorities

If anyone can attest to the throws of bureaucracy in Europe, it is she. Holding a New Zealand passport proved fruitful for Tessa’s arrival in Europe eight years ago, but has since been the bane of her artistic career as a contemporary dance theater artist. She has been through just about every legal scenario to stay in Brussels and pursue her art – only once escaping deportation by a mere 20 days.

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Updated: 10 “Must Try” Summer Dance Intensives for any Experience-Hungry Dancer!

A list of some amazing contemporary dance programs happening this year, some new, some re-occurring and all happening in different parts of the world!

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The Body as an Organically Integrated Operant Tool, an Intensive at the Grotowski Institute

Deadline for applications: 5th July 2017

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