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29 Oct 2016
Pinocchio Jasmin Vardimon Theatre Severn Saturday 29th October 2016   Jasmin Vardimon , already known for her ground-breaking styles in dance  and theatricality, has given a very special touch to this very old Italian cautionary tale,  Pinocchio. Where ballet meets physicality, where dance entwines with narrative and where everything behind the proscenium arch is stripped bare so the very...
20 Oct 2016
Balletboyz have just embarked on the second leg of their tour of Life., a visually stunning show that takes a powerful look at life and death, choreographed by Pontus Lidberg and Javier de Frutos. We talked to BalletBoyz artistic directors Michael Nunn and William Trevitt  about the show and their boundary breaking all male dance company. Can you tell us a bit about Life. and how the idea for the...
Shrewsbury College student, Lydia Evans, selected to dance in David Williams' Gangster Granny at Theatre Severn
13 Oct 2016
  Now there’s work experience and there’s work experience… and Shrewsbury College Performing Arts student, Lydia Evans, has probably landed the type of opportunity many teenagers would dream of. David Walliams’ Gangster Granny comes to Theatre Severn this week and when a phone call came to Shrewsbury College for a top quality dancer to play a twelve year old girl, 17 year old Lydia was selected...
27 Sep 2016
More than 800 Shropshire schoolchildren learnt new music and dance skills from around the world as part of a Shrewsbury Folk Festival project, it has been revealed. Helping Hands, Dancing Feet was a flagship education programme run by organisers of the popular four-day festival as part of a wider project called All Together Now that aimed to bring different folk traditions to a new audience....
06 Jul 2016
The final tickets have gone on sale for this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival as organisers prepare to celebrate 20 years of hosting the event in the county. The four-day festival of music and dance takes place at the West Mid Showground from August 26 to 29 and is expected to attract around 7,000 people. Around 700 people went to the first festival in Bridgnorth in 1997. It moved to Shrewsbury in...
10 Mar 2016
Pupils at two Shropshire schools are set to take part in a project to learn traditional folk arts with a modern twist, thanks to Shrewsbury Folk Festival.  Children from Trinity Primary School in Ford and Worthen Primary School will take part in a two week-long programme to learn new skills that will be performed at this year’s festival.  Artists from the award winning Demon Barbers and the ...
Richard Alston Dance Company, Brisk Singing 1997. Photo Catherine Ashmore
29 Oct 2015
Ahead of their perofrmance at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury Richard Alston talks about how he makes work with the Company and what has inspired the programme of dance for the autumn tour. What does a typical day for you involve when you are making a new work with the company? I often stay at home in the morning and listen to music, or gather my energy just by being quiet. Now I‘m in the middle of...
Morris dancers in Shrewsbury's Square
10 May 2015
The organisers of Shrewsbury’s annual folk festival have revealed plans for a free street ceilidh as part of this year’s town centre celebrations for the four-day event.  The ceilidh will take place in The Square on August 29 following the annual colourful parade of morris sides and dance teams that goes from the Castle, through Pride Hill and the High Street.  The dance, which is suitable for...
15 Apr 2015
Open auditions this month to join Shropshire Musical Theatre company Get Your Wigle On You might have seen Shrewsbury’s Get Your Wigle On at Theatre Severn recently for productions Footloose, Oliver, Grease,  and Les Miserables …to name a few.  The high-energy local performance group produce six to eight full scale musicals per year at Theatre Severn with  a fun and friendly approach to...
Dancers
30 Nov 2012
  Shrewsbury dance school Footlights are going from strength to strength with full classes and a growing waiting list.  Children from 3 years are putting on their ballet and tap shoes and attending weekly classes on a Wednesday at Mereside Community Centre. Footlights Dance School teaches IDTA Ballet, Tap and Freestyle and also Musical Theatre and pupils have been working hard on perfecting their...
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