Dance improvisation: Movement and Benefits

By Miss Aurelia Dance improvisation is “the process of spontaneously creating movement” and can be an important tool in situations like choreography building, warm-up, and even meditation. Admittedly, I always thought that dance improvisation is something that only professional dancers can use. How could I create something if I am not taught when to move … Continue reading Dance improvisation: Movement and Benefits

Hi, How Are You?

By Sophie Halford Welcome back to the Dance Culture North East community with a brand-new blog post & catch up. Here you can be the first to hear about all our upcoming DCNE plans & how you can be a key part of the conversation - we want to hear from you! “Hi, how are … Continue reading Hi, How Are You?

Why Do We Dance?

By Miss Aurelia   Dance can be classified as the “art of rhythmical movement of a selected sequence of steps”. Nowadays, dance comes in many forms: contemporary, jazz, salsa, ballet, burlesque, and it can also involve a combination of styles. There is no question that a dancer always loves to dance and watch people dancing … Continue reading Why Do We Dance?

REVIEW: This Time by Ockram’s Razor at Dance City.

By Hildy Harland A stunning, unique and touching story with all the fun of any classic aerial performance, This Time by Ockham's Razor was a truly well rounded theatrical experience with a real human foundation. As usual I came into the piece with as few pre-conceptions as possible,  for me as a dance artist I … Continue reading REVIEW: This Time by Ockram’s Razor at Dance City.

REVIEW: The Rite Of Spring by Seeta Patel at Dance City.

By Hildy Harland It's been nearly six months since I visited Dance City's theatre, so I was very glad to finally get some time to do a review tonight and I had a wonderful show to start with for 2019.  Rite Of Spring by Choreographer Seeta Patel is a re-imagining of the original contemporary ballet … Continue reading REVIEW: The Rite Of Spring by Seeta Patel at Dance City.

REVIEW: Northern Ballet, Triple Bill at Northern Stage, Spring 2019.

By Hildy Harland What a great way to start our 2019 with a review for Northern Ballet with their debut performance at Northern Stage consisting of three new shorter contemporary pieces. After a short break from writing and blogging Dance Culture NE is back and what a set of work to come back to! I … Continue reading REVIEW: Northern Ballet, Triple Bill at Northern Stage, Spring 2019.

REVIEW: CANARY by Fun In The Oven at Gosforth Civic Theatre.

By Hildy Harland    I had been looking forward to seeing this fabulous show since it made it's Debut in September 2017 and I can say I was definitely not dissapointed! Canary is a hilariously emotive and unique show, embodying all the fun of clowning mixed with a history lesson, a drizzle of drama with … Continue reading REVIEW: CANARY by Fun In The Oven at Gosforth Civic Theatre.

NEW WORK FEATURE: Deeds Not Words by Abbot Dance Theatre at Dance City

By Hildy Harland I am very familiar with the work of Abbott Dance Theatre. I first came into contact with them for their previous work Launch Day last year and enjoyed working as part of the community cast for their opening of that show in connection with Sunderland Stages at Sunderland College. It was so … Continue reading NEW WORK FEATURE: Deeds Not Words by Abbot Dance Theatre at Dance City

FEATURE: Ballet Lorent’s Afterdark at Northern Stage

By Hildy Harland Warning this article isn't a review! As it is Ballet Lorent's birthday and not just any old birthday their 25th. I have decided not to exactly review After Dark their 25th Anniversary performance but merely to talk about it, celebrating this amazing achievement with the company. Since I started 'proper' dance training at … Continue reading FEATURE: Ballet Lorent’s Afterdark at Northern Stage

REVIEW:Alice The Lost Chapter by Joelene English Dance Theatre at Queens Hall, Hexham.

By Catherine Muckle I was lucky enough to catch the wonderful work, Alice: The Lost Chapters by Joelene English Dance Theatre. This isn’t the first work I’ve seen by this fantastically theatrical company so I was very excited to find out what they had explored with regards to the obscure but wonderful story of Alice. … Continue reading REVIEW:Alice The Lost Chapter by Joelene English Dance Theatre at Queens Hall, Hexham.