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Alan Yentob is a Plank!

Those of you who don't live in the UK and don't indulge in soporific BBC documentaries on the arts may have little or no clue at all about who Alan Yentob is. So read on dear reader and let...

Published in The EvilImp™ on December 9, 2008 12:21 PM

Being Fired For Effect?

There are a couple of tricks in the film business that are recommended for all of those new to the game. If you're the director then always print the very first shot you take so the rest of the...

Published in The EvilImp™ on December 4, 2008 4:09 PM

The Sad Kitchen

If you have been paying attention you will remember the story we told you a few weeks ago about Sadler's Wells/londondance.com "launching" a "new" video player on their respective websites. Both sites are run by the London theatre. It...

Published in The EvilImp™ on November 12, 2008 11:38 AM

Why The Hate?

Why do they do it? Why do they hate dancers so? What have they done to deserve it? Why, why why? What the hell are we talking about you ask? Among their many crimes in the online space The...

Published in The EvilImp™ on October 22, 2008 1:40 AM

Dance Umbrella Goes Global!

Here in the UK you may not be too familiar with the US cable news channel MSNBC, a 24 hour operation operated by NBC and, oddly enough, Microsoft. With that in mind you may be startled to learn that they...

Published in The EvilImp™ on October 22, 2008 1:09 AM

Epic Fail?

It's no secret at all that Arts Council England (ACE) doesn't know its technological arse from its elbow. Only ACE could spend millions on a computer system that doesn't speed up funding applications, doesn't allow you to make funding...

Published in The EvilImp™ on September 22, 2008 10:35 PM

No Prize for Old Rope

The Place Prize has been lurching around in London for a while now, they have made it to the semi-finals stage, but unless you live in London and actually attend one of the performances you would probably never know it...

Published in The EvilImp™ on September 17, 2008 12:43 PM

Blogging ACE

When it comes to openness and transparency Arts Council England (ACE) bears more than a passing resemblance to a very large brick wall. That is to say, they are the very antithesis of being transparent. If you're still reading after...

Published in The EvilImp™ on August 6, 2008 3:46 PM

Money For Nothing (Tickets for Free)

Do you have some spare time on your hands? Do you want to earn £40,000 per year for just 2 days work per week? Do you have a knighthood and a pin stripe suit? Have you given up actually...

Published in The EvilImp™ on July 29, 2008 12:05 PM

On Bended Knee

When it comes to pandering and sucking up nobody does it like the PR folks at Convent Garden's Royal Opera House. When they want to kiss some ass they go all in, charging at the wall full tilt until...

Published in The EvilImp™ on July 29, 2008 9:57 AM

Political Jab

US politics continues to deliver the very best in political satire with the latest cartoon from the Jib Jab crew who became famous back in 2004 with their 'This Land' video. Taking it, lightheartedly, in the neck this time around...

Published in The EvilImp™ on July 22, 2008 10:45 PM

Firing for Effect

Arts Council England (ACE) in their latest attempt to convince everybody that they are not racist and they "get" people that have a skin colour other than white have done what any self respecting organisation does in this day...

Published in The EvilImp™ on July 17, 2008 1:14 PM

Overload

One of TheLab's™ digital stills cameras, when equipped with a 4 Gigabyte memory card, will shoot, almost continuously, 860 high resolution photographs. A project that we are currently covering has already amassed almost 2,000 usable images (meaning they are well...

Published in The EvilImp™ on July 2, 2008 1:38 PM

Ballet Umbrage

The world of classical ballet, at least the very small part of that world in London, is having a bit of a flap , to say nothing of the journalists having a field day with the headline writing, about...

Published in The EvilImp™ on July 2, 2008 10:39 AM

Panda Fines

You may remember a little while ago a short story regarding the Atlanta Ballet and a dancer in a Panda costume tumbling from the stage into the open, and empty, orchestra pit! No? What do you mean you forgot about...

Published in The EvilImp™ on June 8, 2008 11:18 PM

Harder Than It Used To Be

The basic principals of subsidising art are, fundementally, to make that art happen when otherwise it would not and to make that art accessible to people whom otherwise could not access it for financial or other reasons. Let us...

Published in The EvilImp™ on June 4, 2008 1:31 PM

Pull The Other One!

It's not at all clear what was going through the collective mind of the creative team behind Phoenix Dance Theatre's new show 'Cattle Call', if anything at all, but from our perspective, here in TheLab™, somebody, somewhere is making...

Published in The EvilImp™ on May 28, 2008 1:41 PM

Out Of The Box

Nobody who works in this business on a regular basis would deny that some dance makers can be (say it quietly) a little bit pretentious! Or hugely pretentious come to think of it. All too often they will spend more...

Published in The EvilImp™ on May 15, 2008 6:57 PM

The Main Event

The question that has often been asked is; "can dance be the main event?" Meaning, is this much maligned art-form capable of catching the public's attention in the same way as feature films and rock concerts and can it...

Published in The EvilImp™ on May 3, 2008 6:12 PM

Eating All The Pies

Some of you may well have noticed, and most you will not care one bit, that Arts Council England (ACE) has a new boss in the shape of Alan Davey their new Chief Executive. When there's a change of leadership...

Published in The EvilImp™ on April 15, 2008 5:41 PM

Magic Roundabout

File this one under "don't we make fun of you enough already?" because Wayne McGregor has become the all new, the one and only, wait for it....... "Youth Dance Champion" (seriously, stop giggling at the back!) That's right boys...

Published in The EvilImp™ on April 11, 2008 12:23 AM

Please Die Quietly!

If life has ever been inexplicably cruel to you, God himself has forsaken your soul and you have run out of chocolate chip ice cream you may have found yourself watching a live snooker* match on television. You will notice...

Published in The EvilImp™ on April 1, 2008 6:32 PM

Content is King

When the internet was nothing more than a fledgling technology project, way back in the 1990's, the mantra of those in the know was simple. "Content is King" - Meaning that simply having a website was not enough, the...

Published in The EvilImp™ on March 31, 2008 12:05 AM

Everything Old Is New Again

For a small profession, relatively speaking, the dance world has an awful lot of awards ceremonies going on all the time, with the emphasis on the word "awful"! This time it's the Olivier Awards, named for Laurence Olivier the well...

Published in The EvilImp™ on March 14, 2008 5:13 PM

Cultural Politics

The current political shenanigans going on the in the United States of America are historic for a number of reasons, not least of which is when either Barack Obama or Hilary Clinton secures their party's nomination it will be the...

Published in The EvilImp™ on March 14, 2008 3:15 PM

Extraordinary Times

It occurred to us, here in TheLab™, while watching the dancers of Verve do their thing with the current touring material of the 2008 programme, that these particular individuals, along with all serious dance students, are extraordinary individuals in...

Published in The EvilImp™ on March 4, 2008 3:01 PM

Camel Culture

The UK government's recent announcement that all school children aged between 5-16 years old should receive at least five hours of cultural activity per week has met with mixed reactions from the arts and teaching sectors. Emotions range from...

Published in The EvilImp™ on February 20, 2008 1:06 PM

Dust for Brains

The New York Times if often the place to turn for sober news coverage, informed editorials and a progressive voice or two. Unfortunately they get as slack as any other major paper when it comes to fawning coverage of the...

Published in The EvilImp™ on January 23, 2008 6:44 PM

Pan Handling

One of the often missed services that Arts Council England provides is something called the Arts Jobs List. It's basically an old school email bulletin. Subscribers to the list get an email when somebody, somewhere posts information to the...

Published in The EvilImp™ on January 21, 2008 12:33 AM

Hissyfit

Hard as this may be to believe the arts, as a whole, is working itself up into an enormous lather over the recent cuts announced to regularly funded organisations by Arts Council England. Such is the outrage that artists...

Published in The EvilImp™ on January 17, 2008 2:36 PM

Reviewing the Reviewers

The reviews section of Article19 lurks at the top of the page like a street urchin few people want to go near. We've never been a big fan of reviews here in TheLab™ so there it sits, looking nervous,...

Published in The EvilImp™ on January 13, 2008 9:59 PM

Bad Acting in HD

You know you're watching a high definition (HD) television channel because all the station ident logos, like the one above, have lots of wispy clouds of colour floating around to emphasise the fact there is more detail in the...

Published in The EvilImp™ on January 1, 2008 3:09 PM

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