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2014 Dancin' Oxford Festival - Family Dance Week  Saturday 25 October - Sunday 2 November

And Urban Playground Workshop Saturday 8 November

There's still lots of dance to look forward to in Oxford this year.  Dancin' Oxford's highlight ' are the Family Dance Week and an exciting workshop by Urban Playground, whose show was a huge hit at the Cowley carnival.   Come back in August for all the details. 

Dance Writers of the Future 2014 Competition Winner -   Penny Cullerne-Bown Principal of East Oxford School of Ballet, Susie Crow of Oxford Dance Writers and this year’s special guest, dance critic of The Times Donald Hutera, Oxford Dance Writers has great pleasure in announcing the result of the third Dance Writers of the Future Competition. The prize for the 17 to 22 years category has been awarded to Emily Romain, for her vivid and perceptive review of Barak Marshall’s work The Castaways, performed by Rambert at the New Theatre on March 19th. Emily is a recent graduate of Oxford University and an aspiring choreographer looking to further her studies in dance. Her winning entry is posted on the Oxford Dance Writers site (http://www.dancing-times.co.uk/features/item/1486-emily_romain_castaways_dancing_times_oxford_dance_writers) and on the website of The Dancing Times. Special commendations went to Sergei Kundik for his evocative and heartfelt account of the dance piece This Bitter Earth. Oxford Dance Writers would like to express its gratitude to the judges for giving this their time and expert consideration, and to Dancin’ Oxford, The Dancing Times, Oxford Playhouse, New Theatre and Oxford University Press for their generous support.  Oxford Dance Writers look forward to reading your further comments and contributions - keep in touch!

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