A welcome alternative to football presented itself on Friday night with the appearance of FLASHMOB – Where Dance Worlds Collide at Oxford’s New Theatre. Fresh from an opening season at London’s Peacock Theatre, and at the start of an intensive nationwide tour of mainly one night stands, this dance show brings together a range of popular dancers known from TV shows: headlined by Kevin “from Grimsby” Clifton and Karen Hauer from BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing, with Irish dancing duo Brosena and lyrical duo Alleviate from Sky’s Got to Dance, versatile street dancer Tommy Franzen (Runner-up in BBC1’s So You Think You Can Dance 2010), and last but not least, street dance ensemble Flawless who came to fame in Britain’s Got Talent 2009.

Choreographer Nick Winston directs, providing ensembles and a narrative thread to frame numbers in a range of dance genres arranged by the featured artists themselves which allow their particular and often spectacular skills to shine. (more…)

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BODY POLITIC CELEBRATES FIRST BIRTHDAY WITH A WORLD-CLASS LINE-UP.

On Saturday 21st September Body Politic is hosting an exclusive dance showcase to mark its first birthday at Pegasus Theatre. The showcase boasts to be one of Oxford’s biggest urban dance showcases to date, with performances from professional crews and companies such as Sky1’s Got to Dance recent semi finalists Poison.  There are fourteen crews and companies from across the UK involved in the dance showcase with styles including Hip-Hop, Contemporary and Commercial. Crews and companies from as far as Nottingham and Portsmouth will be strutting their stuff on stage alongside local artists and groups from Oxford.   Guaranteed to have you dancing in your seats and shouting for more! (more…)