City primed for best of British dance spectacular
Birmingham's latest international arts festival will take place largely out of public view, but it could still prove quite a coup for the city, writes Terry Grimley in The Birmingham Post.
Dance promoters from as far away as New York and Beijing will be packing their bags over the next few days to head for Birmingham. Over three and a half days, from Wednesday to Saturday next week, the city will be hosting British Dance Edition, a showcase held every other year to enable the world to see a cross-section of the latest in British dance.
The event, pioneered at The Place in London and since held in Newcastle, is being organised by DanceXchange, part of the national network of dance development agencies and a partner with Birmingham Hippodrome and Birmingham Royal Ballet in the pounds 30 million Hippodrome redevelopment. Word about the impressive facilities at the newly opened complex has been filtering out along the international dance grapevine, helping to build a remarkable momentum behind the event. click for more
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