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Oh Good Grief, said Charlie Brown

As we roll up to Christmas and all that goes with it the 'arts team' at The Guardian, completely stumped for anything approaching an original idea to write about, came up with asking 'artists' about their 'perfect christmas tree'. I...

Published in The EvilImp™ on December 20, 2006 7:00 PM

We Are Times Person of the Year

Apparently we are all now 'Times Person of the Year' the annual accolade usually dispensed to one influential individual for good reasons and bad has come to the masses and it's about time too! (no pun intended). This year Time...

Published in The EvilImp™ on December 17, 2006 12:41 PM

Operatic Hissy Fit

Opera star Roberto Alagna took to the stage for a performance of 'Aida' at the La Scala Opera House in Milan, Italy this past Sunday and promptly walked right off again after he was booed by the audience during the...

Published in The EvilImp™ on December 16, 2006 2:42 PM

We're All About The Joy

Without doubt YouTube, the online video site, is swamped with footage that is an absolute waste of storage space. But if you look very hard you can find some excellent examples of the good folks in this cynical world spreading...

Published in The EvilImp™ on December 5, 2006 2:18 PM

Forsythe Sells His Soul

OK, not really but the man who famously blew a gasket when Ballet Frankfurt were sponsored front of house by Cartier is now putting his face to Rolex watches (not literally though). The high brow ads, running in newspapers and...

Published in The EvilImp™ on December 4, 2006 2:09 AM

Peaceful Resistance

When it comes to 'sticking it to the man' spreading graffiti all over the shop is usually one way to get yourself into a whole lot of trouble for very little in the way of a return. The Graffiti Research...

Published in The EvilImp™ on November 30, 2006 12:40 PM

2012 Folly In Overdrive

So it begins! The estimated costs of putting on the London Olympics in 2012 have already started to get completely out of control. An announcement yesterday informed us all that the estimated cost of £2.4billion GBP ($4.5billion USD) to construct...

Published in The EvilImp™ on November 22, 2006 11:42 AM

No Fun At All

A trip to Ireland this past weekend to film Dance Theatre of Ireland for an up and coming video feature was soured somewhat by the inevitable witless cretins whom, despite all claims to the contrary, make flying the most irritable...

Published in The EvilImp™ on November 13, 2006 4:05 PM

Clark and the Fawns

It is the signature song of the arts that self abusing - former or otherwise - screw-ups are looked upon with pitty, admiration and pride by a largely sycophantic, incestuous group of artists, media types and patrons who can barely...

Published in The EvilImp™ on October 21, 2006 4:50 PM

Pillow Fight Club (Honest!)

Remember back in the day when Flash Mobs were a thing? People would gather in a given place, do something weird and then bugger off before anybody could figure out what was happening? Apparently they didn't vanish off the face...

Published in The EvilImp™ on October 12, 2006 10:24 PM

Dance City Kindergarten

Dance City, one of the UK's National Dance Agencies, is running a new project to try and get 'young people' (were not allowed to call them kids anymore) aged between 11-18 years old involved in the running of their facility...

Published in The EvilImp™ on October 12, 2006 1:48 PM

Dance Goes Political

For once the Guardian is doing an actual reporting job with their coverage of dance and the political scene with a piece by John O'Mahony. Leading off with a look at William Forsythe's 'Three Atmospheric Studies', a piece about the...

Published in The EvilImp™ on September 29, 2006 3:51 PM

Grinding It Out

The Place Prize moves ever closer to its conclusion in London this week as the five finalist slug it out for the £25,000 first prize in the worlds only contemporary dance competition where the prize is cash. The audience for...

Published in The EvilImp™ on September 18, 2006 1:11 PM

Guardian Drops The Scissors

It's Autumn so it must be time for the Guardian's annual puff piece on dance to make all of their readers think that the paper is smart and reports on things that smart people like, such as the arts. This...

Published in The EvilImp™ on September 7, 2006 12:42 AM

Explosive Soap

It took two years and many trips on planes for TheLab™ to figure out how to transport one multi-part video camera, digital SLR, several lenses, a laptop computer and other sensitive equipment without having to rely on the troglodytes that...

Published in The EvilImp™ on August 27, 2006 9:07 PM

Sobering Thought For The Day

Amid the usual hysterics and hyperbole from the media and those who should know better regarding yesterdays complete over reaction security problems at UK airports it's nice to read a well thought out editorial opinion from the press. The New...

Published in The EvilImp™ on August 11, 2006 11:59 AM

OK GO Do It Again

We reported on OK GO's last music video, made in their back garden with no money, and the boys from the worst dressed band in the world have made another stunning piece of choreography with little more than a cheap...

Published in The EvilImp™ on August 6, 2006 12:21 PM

Taking the P*ss?

Impulstanz in their fervour of post modernist celebration are running a little tidbit from the Jonathan Burrows piece 'Both Sitting Duet' where the two protagonists - Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion - are literally just sitting down and flapping their...

Published in The EvilImp™ on July 31, 2006 3:28 PM

Big Dance Low Key

You may or may not have noticed that the past week from 15th July to the 23rd of July was Big Dance Week or whatever Arts Council England were calling this colossal PR exercise that was almost certainly a waste...

Published in The EvilImp™ on July 25, 2006 10:34 AM

Ross's Rich Pickings

If you thought there was no money in the publicly subsidised arts sector then spare a thought for Jonathan Ross, the BBC One, Radio 2 presenter. Such is the publicly financed, national broadcasters desire to hang onto the 'talents'...

Published in The EvilImp™ on July 7, 2006 8:52 PM

Timing is Everything

Filed under 'bad timing shame about the publicity image' Newcastle sees the launch of the Vamos Festival - or !Vamos! with the first ! inverted but we can't do that with html - a celebration of 'Spanish and Portuguese speaking...

Published in The EvilImp™ on July 3, 2006 10:17 PM

Silly Webby

Ballet.Co, the ballet equivalent to Article19, sort of, has a rather curious request on its link pages which we feel merits a mention. The site compiles a daily list to various ballet related stories around the internet from newspapers, magazines...

Published in The EvilImp™ on July 1, 2006 9:54 PM

Talent(less) Show, Again?, Really?

Filed firmly under the category of 'you must be bloody joking' a television company called, wait for it, 'Just Fabulous TV' (stop giggling at the back!!), is launching yet another television show to revel in the abject humiliation of the...

Published in The EvilImp™ on June 28, 2006 10:06 AM

World Cup Cliche

The World Cup is well underway in Germany and if you have never had the mis-fortune to experience this particular sporting event from the viewpoint of the UK media then you are missing a treat. Never has one country's assembled...

Published in The EvilImp™ on June 12, 2006 4:15 PM

Take Responsibility? Not A Chance!

We have published many audition notices here on Article19 but not one of them has ever included the paragraph, or anything approaching it, like the the one quoted below taken from an email notification for an audition with Stan Won't...

Published in The EvilImp™ on May 29, 2006 12:34 PM

Just Say No!!

Should you ever be unfortunate enough to be invited around to Mark Baldwin's house for movie night then we strongly advise you to say 'thanks, but no thanks!' In a recent 'interview' (we use that word in the loosest possible...

Published in The EvilImp™ on May 17, 2006 10:15 AM

Place Prize, Oh Good Christ

Once again the ramshackle excuse for choreography on the cheap rolls into view with the re-emergence of the worlds most painfully dull marketing exercise. Like a creature lurking from the murky depths of a poisoned lagoon; it rears its ugly...

Published in The EvilImp™ on May 8, 2006 1:33 AM

David Lammy Unhinged

The ruling Labour government here in the UK has responded to the ongoing apathy toward the arts in much the same way it responds to most things, they have released a 'pamphlet' (stop giggling at the back) Actually the pamphlet...

Published in The EvilImp™ on April 20, 2006 10:47 PM

Money Laundering!

Making money in the arts is a puzzle few are able to solve and often times it seems impossible. The trick to making money it would appear is to not be an artist or posses any kind of actual talent...

Published in The EvilImp™ on April 11, 2006 2:49 PM

Why They Hate Us!

Thumbing through the latest copy of Dance UK's magazine, a feat of herculean effort because the thing is so dry it is actually able to repel standing water, it became very obvious why the good folks of Planet Earth don't...

Published in The EvilImp™ on March 27, 2006 1:37 PM

Stop Smoking Crack!!

I'm not sure what kinds of illicit narcotics or how much the newsletter writer over at Impulstanz is smoking but it must be a fair amount because they have been keeping us entertained for years with their fabulous emails. The...

Published in The EvilImp™ on March 20, 2006 4:04 PM

Threat Level Update

It's sad to see the threat level is still on 'Oh Good Christ' so here's a quick round up of some of the things keeping the threat level up in the higher reaches of insanity. 1. Dance City and their...

Published in The EvilImp™ on March 12, 2006 2:33 AM

Dance Under Threat!

A quick glance to the left reveals two new indicators on the current state of our mood, here in the Lab, and the current state of contemporary dance in general, in the shape of our multi-coloured threat assesment. Dance, like...

Published in The EvilImp™ on March 1, 2006 11:44 PM

Step Away From The Camera

In today's Guardian , Akram Khan gives us his thoughts on what he would do "if he had the money" and the dreams Mr Khan has are somewhat disturbing to say the least. Quote; "I would spend the money to...

Published in The EvilImp™ on February 23, 2006 1:51 PM

Same Old Song, Same Old Ballet!

It's a tired old song from the ballet world that today's 'kids' lack discipline and the necessary moxie to make it in the world of elite ballet companies, whatever that means. Derek Deane, former director of English National Ballet,...

Published in The EvilImp™ on February 7, 2006 9:52 PM

Are You ******* Kidding Me?

The Telegraph newspaper, seemingly unable to write actual news stories anymore, about anything, brought us a process story about Morris Dancing, apparently it's making a comeback! For the benefit of our non UK readers Morris Dancing is the only dance...

Published in The EvilImp™ on January 31, 2006 5:57 PM

Sniveling Wretches

OK, the title is not nice, that much I acknowledge and if any of you are upset by it I offer you, by way of compensation for the emotional harm suffered, a hot chocolate and some buttered crumpets, what more...

Published in The EvilImp™ on January 25, 2006 9:51 PM

Lizzy Aggis Watch and Learn

Why is it that a band making a video in their back yard with a $400 video camera because they don't have the money to do it any other way looks way better and a damn sight more entertaining than...

Published in The EvilImp™ on January 14, 2006 6:31 PM

Think of the Children

Every year LD.com (you should know who they are by now, wake up at the back), tries its very best to hawk the world's worst christmas gifts, still featured on the site, onto their unsuspecting 'readers'. This years calamity...

Published in The EvilImp™ on January 12, 2006 1:03 PM

Dancing Through The Ages

The Guardian yesterday seemed to be reaching for something new to talk about with dance so they ran a section in their G2 magazine about dancers who are all from various era's. Nothing wrong with that except you have to...

Published in The EvilImp™ on January 10, 2006 1:07 AM

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