Simon Harper

Simon Harper @sharperpr

Arts Media & PR / Former West End (London) dancer / Fred Dachshund / Garden Geek / MPhil Edu Bham Uni / Instagram = life's & work's best bits / UK

http://simonharperpr.com/

Haven't decide where to use it yet but love @farrowandball #CinderRose

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Always a good Monday morning when the past two tours are nominated for the Robert Robson Award for Best Dance @the_lowry! Here's to 2017! 🏆

Top: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Robert Battle's Awakening. Photo by Paul Kolnik.

Bottom: Nederlands Dans Theater 2 in Johan Inger's I New Then. Photo by Johan Persson.

#NDT2Tour #AileyTour2016 @alvinailey #DanceAwards

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Fred and 🎾 #dachshund #dachshundsofinstagram post wet and windy dog walk- now warm, dry and very happy on his favourite chair.

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Today we continue restaging Young Man! with DeNada, as part of the #HamandPassion Tour.

Here's a memory from 2015 when our two macho men performed it in the streets of Figueres as part of @agitart_companyia Festival.

Dancers: Marivi Da Silva and Ashleigh Musk (@ashmusk)
Photo: Pippa Samaya (@pippa_samaya)
#Youngman #DeNadaDT #ham #passion #choreographer #choreography #duet #dance #dancers #contemporarydance #danza #danse #coreografo #machomen #agitart #figueres #spain #uk

@instagram and snow = an #InstaSnow photo #home from the office #Fred #dachshund gonna love this - NOT 🐾😬 stay safe and warm folks ! ❄️❄️❄️

@vamuseum #magazine #spring 2013, issue no.30 @dylanjonesgq ' traces the twists and turns that created the most spectacular pop musician in recent history, #DavidBowie ' - magazine cover #artwork by #BarbaraNessim

Big ears has been waiting to do this all day! #justfinishedwork, catching up on the day's news and #Fred #dachshund #dachshundsofinstagram #doxie #doxiesofinstagram lands on my lap !

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The ham is back! We've announced the #HamandPassion 2017 National Tour, opening at London's Wilton's Music Hall on February 21st, touring until May. We hope to see you along the way!
DeNada Dance Theatre - Ham and Passion - 2017 National Tour
Tuesday 21 & Wednesday 22 February at 7.30pm

Wilton’s Music Hall, LONDON

Tickets: 020 7702 2789 // www.wiltons.org.uk
Thursday 23 February at 7.30pm

Cygnet Theatre, EXETER

Tickets: 01392 277189 // www.cygnettheatre.co.uk
Wednesday 29 March at 8pm

The Lowry, SALFORD QUAYS

Tickets: 0843 208 6000 // www.thelowry.com
Thursday 6 April at 7.30pm

Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth

Tickets: 01202 203630 // www.pdsw.org.uk
Friday 7 April at 7.30pm

Swindon Dance, Swindon

Tickets: 01793 601700 // www.swindondance.org.uk
Thursday 27 April at 7.30pm

Lincoln Drill Hall, Lincoln:

Tickets: 01522 873894 // www.lincolndrillhall.com
Age guidance: 14+ due to partial nudity and scenes of a sexual nature
Read more about the tour and our new cast: http://www.denada-dance.com/news/2017/1/11/ham-and-passion-2017-tour-and-casting-announced

More about DeNada Dance Theatre – http://www.denada-dance.com

Photo: @boneshakerphotography
#DeNadaDT #choreographer #ham #passion #jamon #dance #contemporarydance #jamonypasion #danza #danse #dancers #dancetour #tour #londondance #leeds #ukdance #swindondance #bournemouth #exeter #salford #lincoln

Check out @rosiekaydanceco's #MKUltraDance - rehearsals have now started and tour opens @therepbirmingham 17 March #repost with @repostapp
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Day 1 at @dancexchange working on @rosiekaydanceco's new work #MKULTRA!

Discovering more dark brown paint as I strip away the former owner's #hieroglyphic (!) wallpaper #hallway #victorianterrace #victorianhouse #homedecor #homedecoration #onwardandupward #workhard #decorate hard ! 😬

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OPEN PROFESSIONAL CLASS with DeNada

DeNada will be delivering open company class at Yorkshire Dance, Leeds, during the week of the 9th of January. Classes will be taught by company dancers and guest teachers, and are suitable for professional dancers and students in vocational training.
Monday- Friday, 9.15 am-10.15 am
Yorkshire Dance, Leeds City Centre
£4/class
We would love to see friendly faces and meet new friends! Please check our social media channels for any updates on class times and teachers.

Pictured- Azzurra Ardovini in Young Man! by Carlos Pons Guerra.
Photo: Maria Falconer

#DeNadaDT #Hamandpassion #dancers #danceclass #contemporarydance #ballet #dance #danza #danse #jump #ham #jamon #leeds #danceinleeds

Another great shot from the recent photoshoot with tog #JohanPersson #Repost @danceconsortium with @repostapp
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Danza Contemporanea de Cuba dancers Niosbel Gonzales (and his wonderful hair) & the beautiful Thais Suarez in @annabellelopezochoa's Reversible. Tickets to see these glorious dancers perform three stunning pieces are on sale at ten venues. Tour begins 14 February 2017. #danzacuba #dancetour #UKtour @royalnottingham @the_lowry @newcastletheatreroyal @barbicancentre

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Beautiful photo by Foteini Christofilopoulou featured in this week's @dancetabs memorable performances of 2016 by Lynette Halewood 📸 @alvinailey's @jmar82 Jamar Roberts & @hbdance Hope Boykin in Rennie Harris’ Exodus #alvinailey #throwbackto2016 #2016inreview #dancememories #danceconsortiumtour #AileyTour2016

Not that I'm wishing my life away but can't wait for the #spring and #summer in the #garden again #gardengeek #instagarden #instagardener #acer #maple #japanesemaple🍁

Has it stopped raining yet? #Fred #dachshund #dachshundsofinstagram #doxie #doxiesofinstagram #sausage #sausagedog #sausagedogsofinstagram sensitive chap- not a clue where he gets it from 🤔😬

Looking through #photographs for mum's special birthday (18 Jan) and found this @onegoodeye67 #brotherlylove #brothers #StevenSimonAndMark #twins and 'the older bro' in knitted jumpers by Nanny Doris (mum's mum) circa 1971 (ish)

Spotted a 'thank you' 😊 from writer Paul Arrowsmith who worked with former #brb director #SirPeterWright to pen his memoirs / book entitled #WrightsAndWrongs 'My Life in Dance' #dance #ballet #balletlegend #balletgreats #oneofthegreats #brb #bhamroyalballet 😊 thank you Paul- honoured to help, and even more so to be named amongst your 'thanks'. If you haven't seen one of Sir Peter's productions, please try, you won't be disappointed #classicalballet #swanlake #giselle #thesleepingbeauty #coppelia #thenutcracker and more. And @blawrence155 what fine and well deserved words Sir Peter says about you 👍

Curry night !

It's taken me 27 years to put this in a frame ! #MeAndMyGirl cast member 1990-91 #AdelphiTheatre #London #WestEnd #dancerlife @jamesnycgray how much fun !! @dewynterslondon poster #prizepossession

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"We are wild, drunk, beautiful and free. We don't have a minute to lose"
Jean Genet, #TheMaids
It's Friday!
Another image from my piece on Northern Ballet Dancers for @The_Lowry's Dance:Sampled after a great week of rehearsals.
Photo: Josh Hawkins
Dancers: Miki Akuta and Isabelle Clough
Choreography: Carlos Pons Guerra
#newwork #paradis #choreographer #dancers #northernballet #ballet #dance #danza #danse #choreographerontheroad

Just listened to George Logan aka Dr Evadne Hinge of the brilliant Hinge and Bracket on @bbcradio4 #BBCSaturdayLive - here we are in panto @theatreroyalplymouth 1991! George was the wicked witch against Patrick's good fairy in #TheSleepingBeauty. Loved listening to George talk about his career and Patrick Fyffe (Bracket) who sadly died in 2002.

@matthewbourne13's #TheRedShoes UK Tour @brumhippodrome tickets have arrived #H #BH #dance #brumdance #DanceInBirmingham. Get to see little work above and beyond brilliant client work so looking forward to a non work night at the theatre and watching this with @sabinastent 👠👠

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Professional Level Class is BACK!

Class on Tuesday will be led by either Rosie Kay or one of her company members 🙂

Tues 10th // 9.30-11am // danceXchange // £5

There's no need to book, just turn up!

Putting some of the original features back - bit by bit - first, the front door. Design and drawing back today - out with UPVC and in with wood - colour will be @farrowandball 'Lichen' - thanks to #TraditionalConservatoriesLtd #BirminghamBusiness #FamilyBusiness #home #homedecor #homedecoration #backtowood

Miss my uni of Brum campus times #Repost @ichoosebirmingham with @repostapp
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Old Joe in the fog #birmingham

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