Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Josephine

Dance Passion festival on the BBC

Recommended Posts

Hmm, "It will show just why this country is a world leader in dance. Aimed at ‘those who love dance as well as those who don’t yet know they love dance', #DancePassion will run across television, radio and online on the BBC from Sunday 31 March to Saturday 6 April, with a live streaming day on Friday 5 April."

 

Well, let's see what transpires.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I believe it will feature Viviana Durante's new 'Seven Deadly Sins' at Wilton Hall, but exactly how much, I can't say, see below:

 

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The BBC's website is now officially hopeless: you can't easily access anything beyond next Friday, 29th March.  I could look in my listings magazine if I only wanted to look that far ahead!  I've tried the Radio Times site, but BBC Four, where I'm assuming everything will be, is blank.  If you do find anything, please post it here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Remember the days when the BBC would have announced this with some degree of fanfare?  A press release months in advance?  Was there one?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Apparently there was, 10 days ago:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2019/dance-passion

 

The main bit is as follows (follow the link for fuller details of the livestream and programmes):

 

 

"A celebration of the UK’s flourishing dance scene in collaboration with One Dance UK.

 

Dancers rigged to 3D motion tracking bodysuits will show how science is pushing the boundaries of choreography, as part of an unprecedented celebration of the UK’s dance scene, which will also include exclusive rehearsals and insights from some of the country’s leading practitioners.

 

These are just some of the highlights of #DancePassion, a dance festival being organised by BBC Arts in collaboration with One Dance UK, along with leading names and exciting new talent. Aimed at those who love dance as well as those who don’t yet know they love dance, #DancePassion will run across television, radio and online on the BBC from Sunday 31 March to Saturday 6 April, with a live streaming day on Friday 5 April.

 

Highlights also include:

  • A #DancePassion live streaming day featuring 11 hours of performance, rehearsals and behind the scenes insights from across the UK.
  • Organisations to use the BBC’s dance archive in innovative ways to tell compelling dance stories.
  • A week-long focus on dance across television, radio and online including performances of Giselle and Atomos on BBC Four, Sound Of Dance on BBC Radio 3 and dance specials on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 Music.

 

Jonty Claypole Director, BBC Arts, says: “Dance truly is a powerful and transformative art form. I’m thrilled that we’re working with One Dance UK and the whole sector to demonstrate exactly why this country is a world leader in dance.

"#DancePassion is for audiences who love dance as well as for those who don’t yet know they love dance. Whether it’s ballet, bhangra or ballroom - at one of our ‘hubs’ or at home - this week aims to get the whole nation moving in a celebration of dance.”

 

Andrew Hurst, Chief Executive Officer of One Dance UK, says: “We are delighted to partner with the BBC to promote the very first #DancePassion and launch this exciting national celebration of dance, showcasing the cutting-edge creativity, artistry, and talent leading the way in dance in the UK today.”"

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I found these items from checking some BBC schedules (not all are new broadcasts though):

 

Akram Khan’s Giselle
English National Ballet
BBC Four
Sun 31 March 7pm
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0003vk6

 

Ballet's Dark Knight: Sir Kenneth MacMillan
BBC Four
Mon 1 April 3am
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b2gjbl

 

Arena
For Folk's Sake: Morris Dancing and Me
BBC Four
Mon 1 April 9pm
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0003vhz

 

Can HipHop Save Ballet?
Eric Underwood meets
Michaela DePrince, Misty Copeland, Homer Bryant, Cassa Pancho and Cira Robinson. Other contributors include Luke Jennings, Precious Adams and Tyrone Singleton.
BBC Radio 4
Thu 4 April 11.30am
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0003rjc

 

In Tune
Special edition celebrating the art of dance
BBC Radio 3
Fri 5 April 5pm
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0003tn4

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congratulations, Josephine!  And thank you.

 

I must admit, the concept of hiphop "saving" ballet sounds a bit strange :) 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, alison said:

I must admit, the concept of hiphop "saving" ballet sounds a bit strange :) 

 

Not to say ridiculous... 🙂

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

You may laugh, but there's some terrific-looking stuff embedded in Ivy Lin's review of Kyle Abraham's The Runaway at NYCB, linked below.

 

(I am indebted to Ivy Lin for the intelligence that hip hop is involved, I wouldn't have had a clue.)

 

https://humbledandoverwhelmed.blogspot.com/2019/02/nycb-winter-diaries-justin-pecks.html

 

 

Edited by Lizbie1
Bottom link didn't work out properly.
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, alison said:

Congratulations, Josephine!  And thank you.

 

I must admit, the concept of hiphop "saving" ballet sounds a bit strange :) 

 

Looking at the line-up for that programme, I see lots of BAME classical dancers and only - I think - Homer Bryant coming from a professional background that involves hip-hop influences.  I wonder what the angle will be.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks, John.  Relieved to know this will be available on demand as well, because I've managed to book myself up rather heavily for the 5th!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have we actually found a link to all the TV/radio programmes, BTW?  I can't see a way of getting to it from there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Really disappointed, but not surprised, that there appears to be no promotion in the way of previewing programmes on the BBC, particularly Giselle . I don’t have the Radio Times but would be interested to know if they have run a feature on this initiative.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Whoopee, so many programmes about dance... shame that a lot of them are on the radio. Again.

Edited by taxi4ballet
edited for rubbish spelling

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Lynette H said:

Scroll down - there's a lot of material there. 

Sadly, just not much about ballet.

Thanks, Lynette H , for finding this source, I'd managed to miss it altogether.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't forget the livestream later on today: Janet posted the details on Sunday.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Links to all the featured segments are available here on demand

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/errz3d/play/p075mx13

 

Very much worth your time. Scroll down , then across for the considerable number of segments available. A few glitches on the live transmission - each segment didn't appear immediately, you needed to keep refreshing and couldn't always get it until  3 Mins in or so (and so missed any intro and context for each). This may be better in the recording.  The BBC made a real effort to present from around the UK so there are representations from Birmingham, Belfast, Wales, London, Scotland and others.  

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So far I've watched part of the Phoenix rehearsal, Kenneth Tindall's new duet and the de Nada rehearsal - all from Leeds.

 

I found the short rehearsal segment from de Nada's Mariposa incredibly moving.

 

I will be catching up on much more tomorrow.  It's been a fabulous concept which I hope will be repeated in the future.

 

Thanks for the link Lynette.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wayne McGregor's Atomos is on BBC4 tomorrow night (or rather, tonight), I think at 10 pm or so.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...