Moving Tone - dance en New Theatre Oxford <p>There has been a theatre on the corner of George Street for almost 170 years. The first theatre built in 1836 was known commonly as the ‘Vic’, and later as the ‘Theatre Royale’ after the company that played there. Forbidden to perform plays during the University terms, the lessee of the theatre resorted to presenting ‘concerts’ or music hall entertainment and by 1880 the theatre had become quite run down.</p><p>The third New Theatre opened in February 1934 and with a wonderful revolving stage (mechanism extant) and increased capacity of 2000 (1,710 seated) attracted all the great dramatic actors, popular and operatic singers and musicians, music-hall entertainers and matinee idols of the age to Oxford. The New’s renowned annual pantomimes (with Vera Legge’s famous Oxford Babes during the war years) became an Oxford family ritual. This was the golden age lasting until the advent of television in the 1950’s when running large theatres became increasingly difficult.</p><p>The theatre is now owned by The Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) who are the biggest theatre owners in the country, owning 40 theatres across the UK. Audiences at the theatre can once again see leading opera and ballet companies, from Welsh National Opera to the English National Ballet, contemporary dance, hit musicals like Chicago and Guys and Dolls, and of course sell-out pop concerts. The venue’s current capacity is 1785 and the building is not listed.</p> classical classical Comedy dance family. gigs - acoustic gigs - electric opera Theatre venue Wed, 28 Mar 2012 10:05:53 +0000 Breeze Murdoch 4893 at Drawing Dance Workshop <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>24 May 2012 - 18:00</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-end"><label>End: </label>24 May 2012 - 21:00</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT</div></div> <p>Drawing dance workshop 24th of May 6-9pm at The North Wall, led by 2 visual artists, focused on drawing the dancing figure.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>To enrol or for additional information e-mail <a href=""></a></p><p>&nbsp;</p> Art dance dance visual art workshops Tue, 14 Feb 2012 15:01:25 +0000 Breeze Murdoch 4757 at 'The Body Speaks' Oxford - two day physical theatre and dance workshop <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>18 Feb 2012 - 10:30</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-end"><label>End: </label>19 Feb 2012 - 16:30</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT</div></div> <p>Cafe Reason hosts a two day workshop 'The Body Speaks' at The Old Fire Station, Oxford. It will be a great opportunity to learn from Yael Karavan's unique combination of Dance, physical theatre, Butoh and mime.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Yael explores some of the key issues for the performer, and is offering a palette of tools and possibilities in the creative process exploring ‘presence’, metamorphoses, rhythm, intention, imagery and counterpoint as well as how to relate creatively to material, objects and space.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>'As performers our being is our tool of expression and as such it is a rather complex and rich tool'. Yael is offering a number of creative approaches to facilitate the imaginative journey and the pleasure to rediscover our 'tool' through games, improvisations and exploration of the infinite possibilities that are hidden within ourselves.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Yael Karavan is an inspiring performer/director and tours internationally. Please see her website <a href="" title=""></a> for more info and her biog.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>And visit Cafe Reason's events's page at <a href="" title=""></a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Closing date for booking is Wednesday the 15th of February</p><p>&nbsp;</p> dance dance physical theatre workshops Thu, 09 Feb 2012 20:32:14 +0000 Breeze Murdoch 4747 at South Newington Village Hall, Oxfordshire <p>South Newington village hall is available for private hire and community events.</p> charities community events community events dance dance venue workshops Sun, 05 Feb 2012 15:15:33 +0000 Breeze Murdoch 4729 at Oxford Playhouse <p>Oxford Playhouse and its Burton Taylor Studio present and produce a wide range of live performance. The programme includes the best of British and international drama, family shows, contemporary dance and music, student and amateur shows, comedy, lectures and poetry.</p><p>The Playhouse also produces and tours its own shows, hosts Artists in Residence and presents Playhouse Plays Out, an ongoing series of off-site events which happen at locations across the county.</p> comedy. art dance dance gigs - acoustic gigs - electric Theatre venue Wed, 01 Feb 2012 19:30:13 +0000 Breeze Murdoch 4723 at Oxford - Dance and Academia, Moving the Boundaries <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>24 Mar 2012 - 10:00</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-end"><label>End: </label>24 Mar 2012 - 18:00</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT</div></div> <p>Space to Dance - Exploring Movement, Site and Surroundings.</p><p>10am-6pm (movement workshop 10-12, presentations and city tour 12-6)</p><p>This one-day symposium brings together dance practitioners, academics and professionals from different fields to gain an insight into movement in, through and around space. The day will contain a practical workshop as well as papers, time for discussion and a unique opportunity to explore the spaces around us both physically and mentally. Speakers will be addressing diverse themes including choreographing audiences through mobile technology, exploring urban design through the perspective of movement, the design of bespoke dance buildings, the use of aerial space for dance, and understandings of movement and dance in human geography fields.</p><p>All welcome.</p><p>Speakers: Clive Albert (Malcolm Fraser Architects) Lesley Cotton (Architect and Landscape Architect) Fabrice Guillot (Choreographer, Compagnie Retouramont) Struan Leslie (Head of Movement, Royal Shakespeare Company) Rita Marcalo (Choreographer, Instant Dissidence) Derek McCormack (School of Geography and The Environment, Oxford University)</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Advance booking required</p> community events dance dance discussion workshops Wed, 01 Feb 2012 18:07:37 +0000 Breeze Murdoch 4717 at Oxford Intergenerational Dance Day <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>19 Feb 2012 - 10:00</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-end"><label>End: </label>19 Feb 2012 - 20:00</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT</div></div> <p>From 5 years to 105 years! Bridging the gap between young and old, the day will include two dance workshops led by Crossover Intergenerational Dance Company. You will have the option to perform alongside the company when it presents the premiere of its latest work in the evening (but you and your partner will need to be available for rehearsals during the afternoon). Pairs can be parent/carer &amp; child or two adults, but there must be a 10 year + age difference. There will be information on hand to help you find the dance class for you!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Workshop A 10am – 12 noon, adults &amp; children 5 – 10 years.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Workshop B 1pm - 3 pm, adults &amp; children aged 11 years&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Performance - 7.00-8.00pm (Suitable for all ages)</p> dance dance workshops Wed, 01 Feb 2012 17:28:21 +0000 Breeze Murdoch 4715 at Cornerstone Arts Centre Oxford <p>Cornerstone has a fantastic array of facilities for you to enjoy; an auditorium for theatre, shows, gigs and performances, a visual art gallery, a welcoming cafe/bar, a dance studio, plus high quality multi-purpose spaces used for our own programme of classes and workshops - also available to hire for conferences, meetings, classes and children's parties. Cornerstone is brought to you by South Oxfordshire District Council. Open from 10am – 6pm on Tuesdays to Saturdays and 11am – 4pm on Sundays, except on evenings when we have a performance when the venue is open until after the end of the performance. We are not open on Mondays.</p> art exhibitions classes Comedy community events dance live music Theatre venue Fri, 27 Jan 2012 14:16:39 +0000 Breeze Murdoch 4698 at The Oxford Old Fire Station Arts Centre <p>Arts at the Old Fire Station is a charity and social enterprise in the heart of Oxford, offering a range of performances and exhibitions for everyone.</p> Arts charities choirs classical community events dance dance gigs - acoustic gigs - electric music Theatre venue workshops Wed, 11 Jan 2012 12:59:21 +0000 4672 at Shavnabada Georgian Choir <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-start"><label>Start: </label>12 Nov 2010 - 19:30</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-end"><label>End: </label>12 Nov 2010 - 21:30</div></div> <div class="event-nodeapi"><div class="event-tz"><label>Timezone: </label>Etc/GMT</div></div> <p>A unique opportunity to see a truely incredible choir from Tbilisi Georgia. Shavnabada returns after a brief visit to Cambridge in May 2009 where they were seen as outstanding. One of the Patriarch's choirs, Shavnabada makes accessible to an English audience Georgian traditions, song, (both chuch and folk), dance and culture through an English narrative and exciting performance.</p> <p>Lead by Davit Tsintsadze the artistic director and inspiration behind the choir of 12 strong male voices, Shavnabada's passions lie in resurrecting Monastery and Folk Music that had all but disappeared from Georgian culture as a result of Georgia being part of the Soviet Union. Davit has made it his life's work to find, record and film examples of traditional Georgian singing in order to preserve, resurrect, sing and celebrate it across the country and across the world. Shavnabada have been schooled by the great Anzor Erkomaishvili, who founded the Rustavi ensemble and it is within this spirit Shavnabada now perform and teach otherwise previously unheard Georgian folk and church music.</p> <p>Shavnabada will be giving a workshop at St. Paul's church Thursday 11th November 7:00-10:00pm</p> choirs choirs Church dance folk Georgian Traditional world music Wed, 08 Sep 2010 14:15:30 +0000 3677 at