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Retrospective at BET

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One stage, five dancers, countless topics. The Blue Elephant Theatre‘s current production of Retrospective by Nutshell Dance tackles some of life’s biggest questions on transitioning from childhood to adulthood. As I sat down waiting for the […]

Samba Con Salsa

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It’s fiesta time at the Horniman Museum and Gardens this summer! On Monday the museum hosted a Latin dance workshop as part of their Fiesta Latina Summer Season. Latin music pulsed from the bandstand, inviting […]

You Can’t Stop The Beat!

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Following the success of last year’s production of Fame the Musical, when 30 talented teenagers from across South London came together for two weeks in August, South London Youth Theatre, www.SLYT.co.uk, is thrilled to announce […]

Umbrellas and Indian Dance – Young and Old at Dulwich Picture Gallery

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Come and watch a local group of older people from Dulwich Picture Gallery’s Good Times programme and Year 4 students from Bessemer Grange Primary School perform together on Wednesday 19 June at Dulwich Picture Gallery. […]

The Big Noise Festival 2013

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This summer The Big Noise Festival is set to take place at the Bussey Building/CLF Arts Cafe in Peckham on Saturday 8th June 2013. It is the first ever arts and music festival which has been produced […]

Tango the dance that is ready to take on the world

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We all remember the fiery tangos from Strictly Come Dancing, each one telling a story of sensuality, betrayal and revenge. “Yes, Strictly Come Dancing did awaken the interest in tango,” says Ivan Arandia, tango dancer, […]

Leanne Pero was one of the 2012 Olympic torch bearers

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26 year old Leanne Pero from Peckham was one of the 2012 Olympic torch bearers. Leanne started a street dance business for disadvantaged young people at 15, and subsequently launched The Movement Factory in 2010, […]

My time as a Light Up Dress in the Olympics Opening Ceremony

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9.52pm. 27 July 2012. Backstage in the Olympic Stadium.  Sugababes “Push the Button” in my ears from my performers’ headset. “Tim Cast! 1…2…3…4… Let’s kick this pig!” screamed our cast coordinator.  As hundreds of us […]

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