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Dance is my super power

This month we are sharing stories that demonstrate the transformative power of dance.

We’ll be featuring videos, articles and interviews from people who have overcome physical and mental illness and disabilities, and those who have used dance to fight back against stereotypes and prejudice – but also share content about how dance makes us feel; there is a super hero in every dancer. And not forgetting the dance teachers around the world using their super power to inspire us all.

Victoria Trevino – RAD Voices

For Victoria Trevino, there is nothing more moving than young dancers achieving their dreams. As a ballet teacher in Mexico City, she confronts many severe challenges, yet the vision of succeeding keeps her going and she finds the immense trust, passion and conviction of the children and young people that arrive at the ballet studio deeply moving; they arrive with nothing but hope. Her response to these challenges was to create Ballet Joven CDMX in 2014; a charity that embraces young dancers and supports financial and educational opportunities.

Video is an excerpt from “Ballet Joven” an upcoming documentary film from filmmakers Reuben Reynoso and Dan Lovelace, Produced by Stink Eye productions: www.stinkeyeproductions.com

RAD Voices - Kate Nicholas

Kate Nicholas is a 56-year-old author, broadcaster and storyteller. She started learning ballet again in Silver Swans ballet classes after recovering from cancer.
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RAD Voices - Tristan Enderle

Tristan lives with the rare genetic disorder, Russell Silver Syndrome. However, dance has been a way for Tristan to release tension and to distract him from his daily challenges
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And the category is

Voguing and classical ballet seem worlds apart, but Gareth Pugh was eager to bring them together. Anna Winter invites leaders from these very different worlds to share some Royal Ballet realness.
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Ballet boys, b-boys and superheroes

Do boys still have a problem with dance? Is ballet especially daunting? Sanjoy Roy meets ballet boys, b-boys and superheroes.
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In the spotlight: Caroline Forrest

Interview with Caroline Forrest, Movement Practitioner on our RADiate programme, delivering dance sessions to children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
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12 Feb '21
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25 Jan '21
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10 Mar '21
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Faculty of Education Guest Lecture Series: In Conversation with Mike Fleming

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14 Mar '21
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The Lion King Musical Theatre Workshop (London)

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25 Mar '21
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Ballet in the 20th Century: Bronislava Nijinska and Sir Frederick Ashton: Choreographic Connections (Webinar)

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14 Apr '21
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Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies Information Session

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29 Apr '21
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Ballet in the 20th Century: George Balanchine’s Apollo (1928) and Agon (1957) (Webinar)

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