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02 October

There’s a reason why Riverdance is synonymous with Irish dance, the whole world over. Now, the rhythm of Riverdance once again strikes the stage (literally), sounding with a renewed vigour.

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18 September

Dear Dancer,  Wait — I am speaking to you, especially if you sat there questioning, ‘Am I really a dancer?’ just a second ago. And especially-especially if you’ve been shying away from the dance scene, as of late.  I understand the challenges of dance as a demanding physical practice and mental endeavor (hello, coordinating every […]

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18 June

British choreographer Christopher Wheelan’s latest creation ‘The Two of Us’ opens the show, a piece for two dancers set to four songs by singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell.

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31 May

As the pandemic gradually forced dance off stage and online, dance lovers like myself have found great comfort watching performances in the digital world.

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24 May

The Joyce Theater Foundation in Chelsea (NYC) has been providing a home to innovative dance since 1982, and this week provides a real delight to lift the spirits of pandemic-weary tap lovers like me…

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11 May

“Dear Pigeon…” The spoken word in the voice-over leads the movement of two bodies rooting down on earth.

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10 March

In today’s mainstream society, Irish dance is almost still synonymous with images of Riverdance, which hit the scene in 1995. But it’s safe to say that historically, the majority of Irish dancing scarcely resembled the popular on-stage spectacle (and the subsequent flashy choreography of Michael Flatley in his gruesome Celtic Tiger show). Quick-footed Irish dance […]

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07 February

Bollywood dance, born in India, is one of country’s most well-known dance forms. It has been featured in countless Bollywood films and gained international attention when it was featured on TV shows, like So You Think You Can Dance and Britain’s Got Talent – and sitcoms such as New Girl and Rules of Engagement. Our […]

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31 December

What better way to shoo away the winter blues, than to learn dance from the warm islands of Tahiti? We invited Krysten Resnick of the London School of Hula and ‘Ori (LSHO) to lead our very first Dance Dispatches Social Club online dance class. She taught us about how Tahitian dance intertwines with other aspects […]

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19 November

Sadly, many children who enjoy dance grow up and stop dancing, except for busting moves at the occasional wedding. While dance is an acceptable hobby for kids, the large majority of dance lovers grow out of it – believing that only trained professionals are worthy of dancing into adulthood. If you’re reading this article, you […]

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11 October

Although Porto is smaller than Lisbon, you will be surprised by the wide range of activities that you can find here in the north of Portugal. This is the city where the Douro River meets the Atlantic Ocean – and the perfect place to enjoy the sun at the beach or at one of the […]

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09 September

The 9/11 dance tribute called Table of Silence premiered in 2011, a decade after the despicable attacks that toppled the World Trade Center’s twin towers in New York City. Conceived and choreographed by Jacqulyn Buglisi (Artistic Director of Buglisi Dance Theater), the free healing ritual was performed annually at the Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln […]

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