Dance

The Big Jive All-Dayer

Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing

Saturday February 24, 1pm-1am

Tickets £29 or £26 in advance/concs £27 or £24 in advance/group 10+ £24

Bringing a 12-hour marathon of jive, swing and rock ’n’ roll will be The Jive Aces, Mike Sanchez & The Portions, The Class of ’58, Aisha Khan & Her Rajahs and Bamboozle, plus DJs Mouse, Terry Elliott and Jivin’ Man. And there will be vintage stalls.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.


ROH: The Winter’s Tale (12A)

Connaught Studio, Union Place, Worthing

Wednesday February 28, 7.15pm

Tickets £16.50/child and senior £15.50/student £14.50

Broadcast live from the Royal Opera House is The Royal Ballet’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s great romance The Winter’s Tale into a modern narrative ballet. This adaptation was created by The Royal Ballet’s artistic associate Christopher Wheeldon and after its premiere is now considered a modern ballet classic. The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and after a seemingly miraculous return to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation. Picture: Johann Persson.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.


Cinderella

Regis Centre, Belmont Street, Bognor Regis

Friday March 2, 7.30pm

Tickets £21.50/concs £19.50.u16s £15.50/dance schools £12.50

Vienna Festival Ballet perform Cinderella, the rags-to-riches classic fairy tale. Featuring a mistreated young girl, a glass slipper, two ugly step-sisters and a handsome prince, the production is based on the traditional story, with music by Rossini and choreography by Sheila Styles.

Phone 01243 861010 or visit alexandratheatre.co.uk.


The Lock in ‘Folk Fairy Tale’

The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove

Friday March 2, 8pm

Tickets £18/concs £16

The Breaking Tradition dance company present a comical new version of their critically acclaimed folk and hip hop, with live music from The Demon Barbers. It combines elements of the Grimm fairytales with a funked-up music score and new choreography.

Phone 01273 201801 or visit theoldmarket.com.


Knot

The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove

Saturday March 3, 7.30pm

Tickets £12.50/concs £10/TOM’s Friends 15% off. Age 10+

The Knot is the invisible string that connects two people and this dance piece follows the journey of individuals through the absurdity, joy and mundane experience of making things work through acrobatics, movement and storytelling. Picture: Fabio Affuso.

Phone 01273 201801 or visit theoldmarket.com.


Hyena

The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove

Sunday March 4, 7pm

Tickets £12.50/concs £10/TOM’s Friends 15% off

Alula is the first all-female Cyr troupe and tonight they perform their debut Hyena, a whirlwind of women, wheels, acrobatics, dance and song. The act features synchronised spinning with three wheels, joining wheels to create striking structures plus double and triple spinning on a single wheel. Picture: Mark Dawson Photography.

Phone 01273 201801 or visit theoldmarket.com.


Ballet British Columbia

Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton

Friday March 9, 7.30pm

Tickets £10-£20/u26s £15/schools £7.50

Ballet British Columbia, an 18-strong company of dancers from Canada, is touring the UK for the first time with a programme devoted exclusively to the work of three internationally celebrated women choreographers as part of the Dome’s International Women’s Day celebrations. 16+ a room, with fast-paced choreography, by artistic director Emily Molnar is inspired by the work of Jeanette Winterson and Emily Dickinson. Solo Echo by Crystal Pite, the Olivier Award-winning Sadler’s Wells associate artist and former Ballet BC dancer, is a romantic work inspired by two Brahms sonatas for cello and piano. And the third piece is Bill, by Tel Aviv-based choreographer Sharon Eyal, who has worked with regular collaborator Gai Behar to create a daring piece for the finale. Picture: Chris Randle.

Phone 01273 709709 or visit brightondome.org.


Forward Motion – A Day of Dance

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Saturday and Sunday March 10 and 11, 3pm

Tickets £10/discounts £9

Performers from age three to 83 from Crawley dance schools and groups perform a range of dance styles.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.


Brendan Cole: All Night Long

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Wednesday March 14, 7.30pm

Tickets £38.50

All Night Long is the latest production by Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole and featuring his cast of guest dancers, his leading lady and his 14-piece band and singers. Together they perform a dance show with a mix of Latin fever and ballroom charm, demonstrating the tango, the paso doble, the foxtrot and the waltz.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.


Colours

Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre, De La Warr Road, East Grinstead

Sunday March 18, 2.30pm and 5pm

Tickets £12/children and pensioners £10

Dancers from Roots Dance School perform their show Colours.

Phone 01342 302000 or visit chequermead.org.uk.


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