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17/04/2018

BBC Announces Dance Season Programming

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BBC has announced a number of programmes to celebrate the thriving dance scene, including some unseen footage of legendary dance name Sir Kenneth MacMillan.

BBC Four Dance Season will show documentary 'Ballet's Dark Knight - Sir Kenneth MacMillan' which explores the life and work of the choreographer.

The season of programming will also give insight into today's most acclaimed choreographers. It will include contributions from former Royal Ballet principal dancers Dame Darcey Bussell and Zenaida Yanowsky and feature insights from well-known dance lovers including actor Clarke Peters, who will reveal the fascinating history of tap dancing in a new documentary 'Tap America: How A Nation Found Its Feet'.

Other programmes include short film 'Duet' about female ballet and a series of 'Danceworks' shows capturing various aspects of dance.

Jonty Claypole, Director of BBC Arts said: "Dance has the power to bring together different communities and generations in a shared love of creative expression. You only have to look at the extraordinary diversity of dance talent and audiences right across the UK to realise how successfully it fulfils this promise. The BBC can both reflect this and contribute to it as a creative organisation - and we relish the opportunity to share stories and productions more widely through broadcast."

The BBC Four Dance Season begins on Sunday 6 May.
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