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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
23 April 2014
Let’s All Dance to stage its UK premiere of The Magic Word ballet for children
at Riverside Studios this June
London based dance company Let’s All Dance is delighted to open its new touring ballet, The
Magic Word, for young audiences at Riverside Studios this June. After multiple sell-out shows in
a successful 12-venue tour last year, Let’s All Dance returns with another family fun production,
specifically designed for children aged three to nine.
Opening on Friday 27 June 2014, The Magic Word officially tours from June 2014 – December
2014. Dates at Riverside Studios include the 27th, 28th and 29th June, with the 1:30pm show on
27th June specifically for children from schools, nurseries, and community centres.
Orit Sutton, Let’s All Dance Founder, says:
Parents, teachers and, most importantly, children all over England loved our classical ballet, The
Princess & The Frog, so we are thrilled to be back with our new production, The Magic Word. The
set, costumes and music really are gorgeous and our dancers are just amazing! Everyone is hard at
work to bring you something very special once again. And, this year, we will have a professional
photographer on hand to capture those memories as children have the opportunity to meet the
dancers after every performance. There is nothing more exciting than having a photo taken with a
talented, professional ballerina to inspire a life-long passion for the arts.
The Magic Word tells the story of a beautiful Forest Queen who loves dancing in the warm
summertime forest, spinning and twirling in the dappled sunlight. But, as the winter months
encroach, she becomes cold and hungry. One day, she decides to visit the Forest Elf on the other
side of the wood, as she knows he has food and a warm cloak. However, the Queen is rather spoilt
and she does not know how to ask nicely! Once she learns The Magic Word she discovers the
beauty of sharing and the joys of true friendship.
This production, with the theme of friendship at its core, combines all the ingredients to charm
audiences young and old. An original score, gorgeous costumes and crystal clear story-telling
draws everyone into the heart-warming tale. The show runs at 45 minutes, including a postshow meet the dancers session.
Let’s All Dance prides itself on providing quality ballet at a fraction of the standard price, thereby
sharing inspirational dance and life lessons about kindness, respect and friendship with as many
children as possible. And, in addition to touring world-class theatres, Let’s All Dance shares the
love of dance with local schools along the way, bringing the fairytale to life for children who
might otherwise never experience live classical ballet.
Take a look at some beautiful images from the show at:
http://www.lets-all-dance.co.uk/productions/
Tickets are on sale for Riverside Studios as well as the rest of the 2014 season via
http://www.lets-all-dance.co.uk/productions/or 020 8265 4634.
Other venues The Magic Word will grace include: Sadler’s Wells: Lilian Baylis Studio, The
Electric Theatre, The Kenton Theatre, Chelsea Theatre and more!
Audience members from Let’s All Dance’s ballet production last year said:
“THANKYOU for a MAGICAL show. My children (4 & 6) were SPELLBOUND! Perfect performance &
length”
-Katy Hill, TV Presenter
“Absolutely mesmerising and magical, we were all engaged from start to finish. Beautiful to watch
and right duration to keep children interested.”
- Carol Barnes, Crescent Theatre
“Perfect – simple, beautiful, easy for the children to follow. Loved the photos at the end too!”
- Jackie Harbor, The Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames
“My son is disabled and has learning problems- so the fact that it was so visual was very good. He
giggled at the frog.”
- Rachel Jones, Sadler’s Wells
“Yes, yes, yes! We will come to the next one.”
- Paula, Leah & Isabelle, Riverside Studios
“Loved it!”
- Danny Bentham, Deda Dance, Derby
“It was a wonderful show, best yet at Blackheath Halls.”
- Sharon O’Mahony, Blackheath
“Incredibly perfect!”
- Anne Byron (9 years old), Electric Theatre, Guildford
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Notes to Editors:
Press Contact
Elaine Foley | Let’s All Dance
[email protected] - +44(0)7505551736
The Magic Word at Riverside Studios
Early Afternoon shows
Friday 27 June – 1:30pm (reserved specifically for schools)
Saturday 28 June – 2:00pm
Sunday 29 June – 2:00pm
Late Afternoon shows
Friday 27 June – 4:30pm (evening premiere)
Saturday 28 June – 4:00pm
Sunday 29 June – 4:00pm
About Let’s All Dance
Let’s All Dance produces dance parties, dance classes and professional dance performances for
children nationwide and is dedicated to inspiring children and families to discover the power and
beauty of dance. Founder Orit Sutton’s two decades of performing, choreographing, directing,
producing, and teaching experience, mixed with the professional skills of her dancers, ensures
the delivery of challenging, high quality and inspiring dance lessons, parties, and productions.
http://www.lets-all-dance.co.uk/
Follow Let’s All Dance on social media:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/LetsAllDance
Twitter – https://twitter.com/Letsalldance1
Pinterest – http://www.pinterest.com/letsalldance1/
Instagram – http://instagram.com/letsalldance1
Orit Sutton – Founder/Producer/Director/Choreographer
Orit has spent more than 20 years of her professional career acting, singing, choreographing,
directing, designing, producing, collaborating, teaching and working backstage in theatre. Whilst
performing, she appeared in all genres of theatre including musicals, opera, straight drama,
comedy and dance. In 2010, Orit created Let’s All Dance to provide high quality, inspiring and fun
dance classes and parties across the UK. In 2013 she launched Let’s All Dance’s sister production
company to create professional ballet at a fraction of the standard price, while taking the show to
children who would otherwise never experience live theatre or dance. Let’s All Dance’s first
professional show, The Princess & The Frog, toured England extensively, selling out shows and
delighting more than 4 ,000 children, parents and teachers.
Maria Grozova – Dancer, Co-Choreographer & Ballet Mistress
Born in Riga, Latvia, Maria trained at Riga Choreography School before joining Central School of
Ballet in London. While in school, she danced with Northern Ballet in their production of A
Christmas Carol. Upon graduation in 2011, Maria toured with the school's graduate company
Ballet Central and joined Vienna Festival Ballet for their season of The Nutcracker. Maria has
worked on a wide variety of projects including dance and fashion photo shoots, the closing
ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, Scwarzkopf catwalk shows and Neoballet's Life!
Following her role as the Princess in the production of The Princess & The Frog, she is very
excited to be dancing again with Let’s All Dance Productions, this time as the Forest Queen in The
Magic Word. Maria will now also take the responsibility of Ballet Mistress for the company,
overseeing some rehearsals and maintaining the standard of dance throughout the tour.
Jacob Bradford – Dancer
Jacob Bradford has danced since the age of 4 and trained at schools including the Royal Ballet
School and Central School of Ballet, where he graduated in 2013. After performing at a young age
with the Royal Ballet Company, he toured with the graduate company Ballet Central at venues
such as the The Linbury, Covent Garden, and The Lowry, Manchester, whilst also being part of the
debuting repertoire in Paris at the British Embassy. Following his graduation, he then enjoyed
performing ballet and cabaret at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for a month, before singing and
dancing lead roles at the Royal Albert Hall as a guest with Ballet Central. After touring the
Caribbean working for Celebrity Cruises, at the age of 20, Jacob is very excited to begin
performing for Let's All Dance Productions!
Photo 1: The Magic Word dancers
Photo 2: A young audience member meeting our ballerina after the show.
Photo 3: The Magic Word flyer
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