It seems like it’s the season to dance, so with that in mind, we’ve decided to take a look at some of the dance shows taking place in Manchester over the next few weeks.

image of Northern Ballet School - Musical Bites

Northern Ballet School – Musical Bites

A Showcase of Dance
9 – 11 July – The Dancehouse Theatre

The Northern Ballet School presents its annual event, combining new choreography with the best of this year’s dance performances including their recent sensational shows Musical Bites (you can read here about just how good it was!) and The Nutcracker.  Featuring vocal and dramatic elements alongside dance pieces, the show is a feast for the eyes and ears of music and dance lovers of all ages.  The showcase will be the last chance for enthusiasts and NBS supporters to see the brilliant 2015 graduands perform together, before they receive their well-earned Diplomas and embark on professional careers which will see them entertaining audiences all over the world.

11 July – The Lowry Theatre

A collaboration between Koen Augustijnen and Rosalaba Torres Guerrero (Les Ballets C de la B) and Hildegard De Vuyst (Royal Flemish Theatre), sees the trio working with Palestinian performers from different backgrounds including traditional and modern dance, hip-hop, circus and capoeira to produce a contemporary take on the Palestinian celebratory dance.

24 – 25 July – Opera House Manchester

Choral legends Ladysmith Black Mambazo join multi-award-winning choreographer Mark Baldwin as current and former dancers from The Royal Ballet and Rambert present a fusion of South African and Western Cultures.  The score is based in rhythms and infectious harmonies, featuring percussion, piano and strings, whilst the choreography combines classical ballet and contemporary dance with Zulu traditions.

Sequent: a sense of decisive indecision!
25 – 26 July – The Lowry Theatre

The Lowry’s Centre for Advanced Training presents an evening of new work seizing on the concept of structured chaos and looking at how the dancers have worked to explore responses to choreographic tasks and the patterns which form.

Debut Arts Academy: Dance Generations
31 July – 1 August – Royal Northern College of Music

The Debut Arts Academy presents their summer production of dance and performance by all students in the academy.


And if these shows get your feet tapping, check out KNT Danceworks who offer weekly classes and a series of ‘Summer Intensives’ and the Northern Ballet School who are offering a Summer School this August.


image of Northern Ballet School - The Nutcracker

Northern Ballet School – The Nutcracker

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