NEWS: Bourne to Dance podcast launches on International Dance Day

Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures today launches its latest venture, Bourne to Dance, a podcast which will be available via Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music and YouTube (captioned) The launch coincides with International Dance Day. 

Bourne to Dance offers listeners an exclusive insight into the world of dance from a variety of perspectives. Each episode will see New Adventures Resident Artist, Paul Smethurst interview people with a passion for dance who occupy a variety of roles within New Adventures and beyond. The first episode, an interview with New Adventures Artistic Director Sir Matthew Bourne is available now, with the following guests scheduled for upcoming episodes:

Thursday 6 May – Ashley Shaw (principal dancer with New Adventures since 2010)
Thursday 13 May – Brenda Emmanus (Arts, Culture and Entertainment Correspondent)
Thursday 20 May – Layton Williams (Billy Elliot, Rent, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie)
Thursday 27 May – Kane Husbands (Artistic Director of The PappyShow theatre company)
Thursday 3 June – Paule Constable (Olivier and Tony Award winning Lighting Designer who is an Associate Artist of New Adventures)

Sir Matthew Bourne OBE is widely hailed as the UK’s most popular and successful choreographer and director. For over 30 years he has been creating and directing dance for musicals, theatre, film as well as his own highly successful, award-winning companies. A Tony Award winning artist, he also holds the prestigious honour of being the individual with the most Olivier Award wins, having won nine in his career.

Paul Smethurst joined New Adventures in 2005 and has worked for the company as a dancer, character principal, dance captain and rehearsal director. In 2015 Paul transitioned to a career in Arts Management and Education, working for New Adventures as Projects Manger and Resident Practitioner, later moving into his current role as Resident Artist. Paul is the strategic and creative lead on all of New Adventures’ projects with Children, Young People and Communities.   

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