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Bourne to Dance is the podcast from Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures that celebrates the love of dance, creativity and storytelling. It explores this innately expressive art form and questions why dance moves, inspires and excites us.
New Adventures Resident Artist, Paul Smethurst will speak to members of the New Adventures family to discover their unique story of how they first encountered dance and how it has impacted their lives.
In the first series we will be speaking to Sir Matthew Bourne, principal dancer Ashley Shaw, Culture & Arts broadcasting legend Brenda Emmanus, West End star Layton Williams, theatre maker and movement director Kane Husbands and award-winning lighting designer Paule Constable.
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    • 4.7 • 11 Ratings

Bourne to Dance is the podcast from Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures that celebrates the love of dance, creativity and storytelling. It explores this innately expressive art form and questions why dance moves, inspires and excites us.
New Adventures Resident Artist, Paul Smethurst will speak to members of the New Adventures family to discover their unique story of how they first encountered dance and how it has impacted their lives.
In the first series we will be speaking to Sir Matthew Bourne, principal dancer Ashley Shaw, Culture & Arts broadcasting legend Brenda Emmanus, West End star Layton Williams, theatre maker and movement director Kane Husbands and award-winning lighting designer Paule Constable.
For more New Adventures content follow us on social media:
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    Brett Morris

    Brett Morris

    In the first episode of the new series, Paul is joined by Brett Morris, Music Director and Principal Conductor of New Adventures. Brett was born in New Zealand. He initially studied conducting with Juan Mattuecci in Auckland, before travelling to London to study with Norman del Mar. He subsequently completed his studies in orchestral conducting and piano accompaniment at the Royal College of Music, in addition to undertaking a MA at Roehampton. Since 2000 he has been Musical Director and Principal Conductor of New Adventures and has conducted all of the company’s repertoire in London, on tour throughout the UK, and internationally throughout Europe, the United States and the Far East. In 2013 Brett was made an Associate Artist of New Adventures in recognition of his artistic contribution to the company.
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    Credits:
    Podcast theme tune was composed by Terry Davies (for Matthew Bourne's Play Without Words).
    Brett's song to dance to was "I Won’t Dance” by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields, played by the Oscar Peterson Trio, from the album, “Oscar Peterson plays the Jerome Kern Songbook” from The Verve Music Group.
    New Adventures orchestration and recording of Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op.20 Suite - 3. Danse des petits cygnes
    New Adventures orchestration and recording of Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet, Op.64 Suite – 2. Montagues and Capulets (Dance of the Knights) 

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    • 41 min
    Helen Linsell

    Helen Linsell

    In this week's episode of Bourne to Dance, host, Paul Smethurst is joined by Helen Linsell. Since completing her Postgraduate Diploma in Community Dance at Laban in 2001, Helen has worked extensively as a Community Dance Practitioner. Her roles have included Youth Dance Practitioner for South East National Dance Agency, Dance Development Officer for Crawley Borough Council and Education and Community Dance Practitioner for Laban. In 2007, Helen joined Dance United, working at The Academy in Bradford with young offenders and women in prison. She became Academy Director in 2008 and went on to become Artistic Director of Dance United Yorkshire in 2011, continuing to specialise in social inclusion. Helen has directed independent projects in South Africa, Namibia and Jamaica as well as teaching for organisations in Yorkshire including Yorkshire Dance, Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Phoenix Dance Theatre.
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    Credits:
    Podcast theme tune was composed by Terry Davies (for Matthew Bourne's Play Without Words).
    Helen's song to dance to was Jocelyn Brown’s ‘Somebody Else’s Guy’ 1984 Unidisc Music INC.
    Helen's dance choice was '7 Days in Entebbe (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)' from The Tractor's Revenge & Ohad Naharin, 2018 Lakeshore Records.
    The Producer was Hattie Moir and the Researcher was Stephen Daly.

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    • 50 min
    Kerry Biggin

    Kerry Biggin

    Kerry trained at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance and is Resident Artist for New Adventures. Kerry has created and performed in many roles for New Adventures, most notably the title role in Cinderella, Kim Boggs in the original cast of Edward Scissorhands and Clara in Nutcracker! 
     
    As Resident Artist, Kerry leads on creating and delivering a wide variety of projects for New Adventures and teaches in dance establishments across the UK and internationally. She has assisted in staging various works for the company and has been Resident Tour Director on Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, Edward Scissorhands and Nutcracker!; as well as Rehearsal Director for Cinderella, Swan Lake and previous NACA winner James Cousins Company. 
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    Credits:
    Podcast theme tune was composed by Terry Davies (for Matthew Bourne's Play Without Words).
    Kerry’s song to dance to was ‘Diablo Rojo’ by Rodrigo Y Gabriela- 2006 from Rubyworks LTD.
    'Scatman (ski-ba-bop-ba-dop-bop)' by Scatman John, from the album 'Scatman's World' 1994, from Iceberg Records
    Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a: I. Miniature Overture
    The Producer was Hattie Moir and the Researcher was Stephen Daly.

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    • 47 min
    Arthur Pita

    Arthur Pita

    Arthur Pita first worked for the company in the West End transfer of Swan Lake. During his seven years dancing for New Adventures, he performed in many shows, including Cinderella in which he played the Angel, Car Man in which he played Rocco and Angelo, and finally Nutcracker! in which he played Knickerbocker Glory. 
     
    For the past 15 years, dancer and choreographer, Arthur Pita, has run his own company, Ballo Arthur Pita. Arthur Pita has a distinctive, inclusive and pioneering choreographic approach, driven by the Creative Case for Diversity. Arthur’s work demonstrates his commitment to working with diversity. Arthur’s work is informed by experience and curiosity about the wider human experience of being ‘other’.
    Ballo Arthur Pita's work is distinguished by its accessible, dance-theatre aesthetic and high production values. The quality and range of Ballo Arthur Pita’s work has attracted audiences from children, young people and families to first-time dance attenders as well as regular theatre- goers. The consistency of Ballo Arthur Pita's work is rooted in their exceptional creative and producing team who, together with a regular ensemble of performers, deliver high-quality theatre and dance. 
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    Credits:
    Podcast theme tune was composed by Terry Davies (for Matthew Bourne's Play Without Words).
    Arthur's song to dance to was 'Zobi La Mouche' by Les nègresses vertes - William Orbit Remix
    Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a: II.d. Arabian Dance
    The Producer was Hattie Moir and the Researcher was Stephen Daly.

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    • 56 min
    Jeanette Siddall

    Jeanette Siddall

    Jeanette was Chair of the Board of Trustees at New Adventures from 2015-2021, having previously worked with the Company on various reports and funding applications. Her wealth of experience in dance leadership roles includes as Director of Dance for Arts Council England and Director of Dance UK. Her consultancy work has also included Executive Consultant for Dance Consortium the network of large scale theatres that tours international contemporary dance; assessor for Clore Leadership, Arts Council England, the Scottish Government, and The Australian Ballet; Interim Director for DanceEast and co-facilitator for several Rural Retreats and the European DanceHouse Network atelier on leadership. In 2013, Jeanette was awarded the Jane Attenborough Dance UK Industry Award, and a CBE for services to dance in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
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    Credits:
    Podcast theme tune was composed by Terry Davies (for Matthew Bourne's Play Without Words).
    Jeanette’s song to dance to was ’The Heart Asks Pleasure First (From “The Piano”)’ by Michael Nyman, Paul Bateman & The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, 2004 from Silva Screen Records.
    The Producer was Hattie Moir and the Researcher was Stephen Daly.

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    • 46 min
    Coming Soon: Bourne To Dance Season 2

    Coming Soon: Bourne To Dance Season 2

    Welcome back to Bourne To Dance, the podcast from Matthew Bourne's New Adventures. Join host, and Resident Artist, Paul Smethurst, who will be talking to one of our extended New Adventures family about how dance moves, inspires and excites us.
    The first episode will be released on Thursday 4th November 2021 and new episodes will be coming out weekly.
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    Credits:
    Podcast theme tune composed by Terry Davies (for Matthew Bourne's Play Without Words).
    The Producer was Hattie Moir and the Researcher was Stephen Daly.

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    • 1 min

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11 Ratings

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