Dance, pigs, ballet and hip hop

Blackpool has launched a new season of dance
Blackpool has launched a new season of dance
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Blackpool has launched a new season of dance in all its forms at the Grand Theatre.

The line-up includes celebrated choreographer James Wilton, the welcome return of Northern Ballet with its delightful children’s production Three Little Pigs and the debut of the one-day international hip hop festival Breakin’ Convention 2014.

The high-octane spectacular Tap Factory smashes into The Grand on Sunday 2 March as part of a world sell-out tour.

Innovative North West Graduate Dance Company 12◦ North introduces a new Triple Bill with a work of daring, intense physicality and infectious energy by the talented James Wilton, the choreographer for the Opening Ceremony of the Rugby World Cup.

Guest Emma Lansley also presents her trio Talking to Mia and Butch - a quirky piece with a light twist, which focuses on the complex lives of three socially awkward individuals.

With music by Kate Bush and a hint of lemons, this is humorous and heart-warming dance.

After the fantastic sell-out success of Ugly Duckling, Northern Ballet is delighted to bring their enchanting new ballet for children, Three Little Pigs on Saturday, April 5,.

The aim is to introduce little ones to the magic of live ballet, music and theatre.

The international festival of hip hop dance theatre Breakin’ Convention 2014 makes its dazzling debut in Blackpool on Tuesday, June 3 with a line-up of jaw-dropping performances by companies from around the world and around the corner.

Hosted and curated by UK hip hop theatre pioneer Jonzi D alongside performances from local crews, Breakin’ Convention is more than just a show - DJs, dancers, demonstrations and more take over the theatre in the ultimate celebration of hip hop culture.

Tap Factory - Sunday, March 3 Dancing Partners - Triple Bill- Tuesday, March 18

Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre - The Rite of Spring & Petrushka - Tuesday, April 1 (16+ contains nudity, sexual imagery and smoking)

North Dance Company Triple Bill - Thursday, April 3 (13+)

Northern Ballet’s Three Little Pigs - Saturday, April 5

James Wilton Dance - Last Man Standing - Tuesday, April 8

Ballet Theatre UK’s - The Little Mermaid - Sunday, April 27

Breakin’ Convention 2014 – Tuesday, June 3

See blackpoolgrand.co.uk.