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WIN TICKETS TO MOVE IT 2016!

The UK’s biggest dance event is back!

MOVE IT 2016 will be taking place between 18th – 20th March at ExCel London and will feature dance classes, workshops, performances, career advice, shopping and much more! This is THE event for dancers of all levels to celebrate, learn and collaborate on all things dance related.

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Among some of the amazing headliners this year will be Flawless, Twist and Pulse,  Swing UK and Elena Glurjidze – to name just a few. They’ll also be classes for different levels, from Beginners Ballet with the Royal Academy of Dance to Physical Theatre and Movement with READ college. Theatrefullstop have even teamed up with Ash Mukherjee to host a Bharatanatyam workshop on Saturday 19th March! And if that’s not enough you can shop ’til you drop at one of the many stalls available including Bloch UK and Dancers Box. There really is something for everyone!

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Tzedakah Theatre speak to Theatrefullstop about the importance of raising awareness about Slavery and Trafficking.

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There are currently 36million slaves in the world today – which is more then there have been at any other point in history. More than that there are between 10,000 and 13,000 slaves in the UK alone. So, although we may think of slavery as something from history or as something that does not happen in our country, the statistics prove that it is a big issue today. Hoping to raise awareness of this important issue are Krissy Penton and Mykel Elledge. They are the co-founders of Tzedakah theatre, a company which is currently working to raise the awareness of slavery and human trafficking. I caught up with them to discuss how the company is using drama to educate people on this issue.

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Artistic Director of Breakin’ Convention Jonzi D speaks to Theatrefullstop about this year’s event!

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An Alumni of the London Contemporary Dance School, Jonzi D had noticed that there was a niche in the dance market missing. There didn’t appear to be any training provided by dance schools, or many dance opportunities for Hip Hop performers. Fast forward to 2015, and Jonzi D has established the longest running Hip Hop theatrical event within the UK, having founded Breakin’ Convention 11 years ago this year! With Hip Hop artists flocking to be apart of the established event, the UKs dance future appears to be very bright. Ahead of this year’s Breakin’ Convention, which is set to take place on the May Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd May, Theatrefullstop were able to speak to the Hip Hop theatre pioneer about the importance of events such as Breakin’ Convention, what he looks for in performers and gives advice to aspiring artists.

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Interview with Joan Iyiola, Co-Director of The Monobox

Joan Iyiola1Finding the perfect monologue can prove to be quite the arduous task; an obstacle course of genre, era, character, plays and playwrights can make the selection process quite a daunting one. However, that no longer has to be the case! The Mono Box, co-founded by Actress Joan Iyiola and Movement Director Polly Bennett in 2012 is a portable library of plays, ranging from the classics to contemporary works. Hosting a range of workshops and events from their Speech Surgery events, to their Workshop Weekenders; The Mono Box aims to be a helpful resource for actors, writers and directors. I was lucky enough to talk to Joan Iyiola, Co-Founder of The Monobox ahead of this month’s Speech Surgery event.

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