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International Dance Day 2017

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Saturday 29th April is International Dance Day
Founded in 1982 by the Dance Committee of ITI, International Dance Day is celebrated every year on the 29th April, the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810), creator of modern ballet.

The intention of International Dance Day is to celebrate dance, revel in the universality of this art form, cross all political, cultural and ethnic barriers, and bring people together with a common language - dance. 
The goals of International Dance Day are: To promote dance in all its forms across the world.To make people aware of the value of dance in all its forms.To enable the dance community to promote their work on a broad scale, so that governments and opinion leaders are aware of the value and importance of dance in all its forms and support it.To enjoy dance in all its forms for its own sake.To share the joy of dance with others.
At Gandey World Class Productions, dance has always played a big part in our shows. This year alone, we have a …

Gandey's Circus - What You Need to Know

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Gandey's Circus is currently touring the UK! You may have already seen it on our tour, or perhaps you've seen the posters or heard the Ringmaster Binky on the radio.



How much do you actually know about Gandey's Circus, though?

What is it?
An all-human spectacular thrill circus! The award-winning show features an array of nearly 30 international artistes.

Bringing together world-class performers, new and innovative presentation techniques and unparalleled sound, lighting and costumes, all staged within a state-of-the-art Big Top – Gandey’s is now firmly established as the UK’s premier touring circus.

Where does it come from?
Gandey’s Comedy Circus sprang into life at the turn of the 20th century. Conceived by founder Bob Gandey (1894 – 1953), it started out as a touring revue-style stage presentation.

The show played in all the top theatres across the country, as well as many smaller venues. It quickly found success with a Western theme. Bob Gandey, his wife Rose and young…

The Chinese State Circus - What You Need to Know

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The Chinese State Circus is currently touring the UK! You may already know this from our social media, or maybe you have seen and heard about it locally if it's heading to your area. You may even have caught the stars with Andi Peters on Good Morning Britain last week!

How much do you actually know about the Chinese State Circus, though? 
We decided to give you a rundown of everything you need to know, in bite-sized chunks!
What is it?
The Chinese State circus is currently touring with a new production - 'Dynasty'. The show brings an art form that has thrilled audiences for more than 2,000 years into a contemporary setting. It tranforms low-tech everyday objects into hi-tech acrobatic equipment. Hurtling porcelain jars...dynamically spinning plates...balancing upon gigantic pyramids of tables and chairs framed by the delicate strands of silk supporting cascading aerialists.


Where does it come from?
China!
That's the short answer. But really, this is a question with tw…

6 of our favourite April Fools' Day pranks

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We've all been caught out by April Fools' Day pranks before. Whether it's a sibling putting your clock forward to make you think you're late for school, a tabloid newspaper publishing a story about Queen Elizabeth II being spotted in Poundland, or a simple whoopee cushion on your chair - we have all been tricked at least once.


As we all know, April Fools' Day falls upon April 1st every year, when you have free reign to play jokes and let out your mischievous side, branding anybody who succumbs to your tricks an 'April fool' ... at least until midday, after which you invariably become the 'fool' yourself.
But do you know where April Fools' Day originated? 
If your answer to that question is 'no', then you're not alone. Nobody really knows! There are many theories, some more plausible than others, but there isn't a general consensus on which theory happens to be true.



One popular belief is that it began with Pope Gregory XIII, who…