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Pierre Rigal: Standards review at Southbank Centre, London

Pierre Rigal: Standards review at Southbank Centre, London

Tweet Fighting against conformity and breaking free from the system: Pierre Rigal – Standards is the latest piece of work at the Southbank Centre, London, painting a political picture of conformist French society. Consisting of eight of France’s top dancers and theatre makers Pierre Rigal is a company familiar with putting on productions as profound as they are boundary pushing. With an hour-long performance at Breakin’ Convention 2011 their work is not for the impatient. Experts at creating … Read entire article »

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12 things we wished you realised about dance TV contests

12 things we wished you realised about dance TV contests

Tweet You’re on TV this Spring? Good for you. Sky One you say? You’ll need to hack someone’s satellite dish to watch then because face it, half the acts on these shows aren’t actually paid TV customers… Let Too Much Flavour take you on a journey through the false reality of reality dance competitions! Step one, click play on the video below so we can set the tone. Thanks! Got to Dance is back (BGT will follow … Read entire article »

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Nike Blazer voted best shoe to dance in (by us) #JDHeroes #BlazerJD

Nike Blazer voted best shoe to dance in (by us) #JDHeroes #BlazerJD

Tweet 2012 has been the year of the Nike Blazer. Seriously. We haven’t been to a jam this year where the oxidised white sole were not to be found tearing up the dance floor. The JD in JD Sports may as well stand for Just Dance. So why do dancers love them so much? The clean lines, bold swoosh and strong colour ways were there from when the shoe was first issued in 1972 and the modern editions … Read entire article »

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Step Up 4 review: Miami Heat isn’t the revolution we’re looking for

Step Up 4 review: Miami Heat isn’t the revolution we’re looking for

Tweet Do too many cooks spoil the broth? Step Up 4: Miami Heat (aka Step Up: Revolution) has an incredible six executive producers to its name making you wonder if the franchise is becoming a little over inflated (a flashmob of execs?) as it moves forward. Re-imagining the street dance movie and removing the battle element, Step Up 4 has moved out of the ‘hood (previous Step Ups have been set in Baltimore and New York) and … Read entire article »

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Hip Hop On Trial debates at the Barbican – old school nostalgia opposed by commercial rap’s image

Hip Hop On Trial debates at the Barbican – old school nostalgia opposed by commercial rap’s image

Tweet Hip Hop On Trial? Who dragged hip hop into the courtroom under false pretences when it should have been its rebellious cousin, commercial rap, that should have been cross examined? Watch the entire Hip Hop On Trial debate below – panel line up is listed at the bottom of this article Hip Hop On Trial at Barbican Centre was one of, if not the only time that so many esteemed (that’s debatable) faces from hip hop culture … Read entire article »

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Against Time review – Flawless and English National Ballet has a good turn out

Against Time review – Flawless and English National Ballet has a good turn out

Tweet Flawless and English National Ballet presents Against Time, a collaboration featuring street dance and ballet. “Two worlds collide,” as the tagline for StreetDance 3D put it two years ago, which also featured Flawless, and ballet, and it’s quite a collision considering some similarities. When seeing ballet one should dress up to suit the occasion. With the razzle dazzle and bright lights of London’s theatreland one would hope for a sensational night out, sipping vintage and sampling … Read entire article »

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Breakin’ Convention 2012: This Year’s Dance Companies of the Future

Breakin’ Convention 2012: This Year’s Dance Companies of the Future

Tweet Breakin’ Convention, the international festival of hip hop dance theatre takes place this weekend from Saturday 5 May until Monday 7 May at Sadler’s Wells Theatre London and features another stellar line up of the best hip hop dance companies from around the world and around the corner. Breakin’ Convention festival has always had an emphasis on up and coming choreographers, as a platform for future stars. From the cast of Into the Hoods to Street … Read entire article »

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Britain’s Got Talent Virgin Media Talent School – Killa Kela beatboxing advert [sponsored]

Tweet Who is the beatboxer in the Virgin Media Talent School during Britain’s Got Talent? Don’t we know him from somewhere? Of course – it’s Killa Kela! And he’s starring on ITV1 and ITV2 during each of the ad breaks for the next few weeks Killa Kela is the star of a series of Virgin Media Talent School ads (or idents to give them their proper name) that take place between the ad breaks on Britain’s Got Talent. The Virgin Media Talent School ads are part of a series of online video shorts by Virgin Media who are sponsoring the contest where a range of artists and customers talk about their particular talent to the camera, and have also featured dancer Lizzie Gough. Watch Lizzie Gough in Virgin Media Talent School advert (on All Street … Read entire article »

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Miss Fortune: The Breakdancing Opera with Soul Mavericks at the Royal Opera House

Miss Fortune: The Breakdancing Opera with Soul Mavericks at the Royal Opera House

Tweet The people that work in high arts are a funny bunch: Every so often someone will create something that they believe the general population, their intended audience as they seek to reach out to transform into regular arts-goers, can’t fathom why they even bothered: Miss Fortune, the first opera to incorporate b-boying (breakdancing) in an opera production at the Royal Opera House falls into that category. The story of the titular Miss Fortune is about a … Read entire article »

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Street Dance 2 review – A sequel of salsa and street dancing

Street Dance 2 review – A sequel of salsa and street dancing

Tweet Street Dance 2 3D has a lot to live up to. Its predecessor Streetdance 3D took the box office by storm in 2010, making the most of the popularity of George Sampson, Flawless and Diversity after their recent television successes. Street Dance 2, the sequel, is back with Sampson and Flawless, but no Diversity, and a fresh cast comprised of some of the world’s top street dancers. All Street Dance and Too Much Flavour have been … Read entire article »

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