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The War on Cheese

No, that headline is not a joke, this is serious. You've seen the war on drugs, the war on terror, the war on Christmas, well now we are at war with cheese! Apparently somebody called Rob Williamson, who is attending...

Published in The EvilImp™ on December 7, 2011 1:36 PM

Plan A

At a recent debate hosted by DanceUK and The Arts Desk an opening question was put to all in attendance. Something along the lines of "if you could have one wish for the dance profession what would it be?" One...

Published in The EvilImp™ on November 24, 2011 4:15 PM

Digitally Digital Revolution

It's official folks, Arts Council England in collaboration with the BBC have invented digital technology. We know this because the documentation for their new media content platform entitled 'The Space' uses the word "digital" or "digitally" about thirty times or...

Published in The EvilImp™ on November 15, 2011 9:29 PM

The Wrong Stuff

Do you remember, back on the 11th of October when there was a "Private Members' debate on the Education System and Dance" at the House of Commons? No? Well don't worry about it, you're not alone. From our point...

Published in The EvilImp™ on October 31, 2011 1:24 PM

Bored Now

You know when you attend a performance and your feelings about that particular show range from the deepest pits of rational anger to the heady highs of karmic bliss? No! Well, pay attention next time. Anyways, we, here in TheLab™,...

Published in The EvilImp™ on September 23, 2011 2:25 PM

Drink Water

As an homage to our good friends at Dance UK (say what? Ed!) we have recreated one of their help sheets that reminds dancers to drink lots of water or else. However, we have decanted that information into a far...

Published in The EvilImp™ on September 19, 2011 2:22 PM

Oh No You Aint!

You know how Sadler's Wells, that theatre in London, has the ridiculous tagline that proclaims the theatre "is dance"? Well, seeing as how it's Monday and, as everybody knows, Monday is poster day here in TheLab™ we set to work...

Published in The EvilImp™ on September 12, 2011 2:21 PM

Crystal Clear

As always with Article19 the controversy seems to come from the things that you would least expect it come from. Step forward our four sentences on the New Adventures Choreography Award (NACA) pointing out that the main winner (and a...

Published in The EvilImp™ on September 5, 2011 12:35 AM

Tempest, Teacup, Etc

Last week Dance UK, the dance advocacy organisation that specialises in not saying much of anything at all, got its knickers thoroughly in a knot after a government minister was quoted saying vaguely negative things about dance A-levels. David...

Published in The EvilImp™ on August 23, 2011 2:46 PM

One Man Boring

'One Man Walking' is the latest foray into dance film making by the production company MJW comprised of producer Anne Beresford and director Helen Williams. This particular effort also has Jonzi D. (Breakin' Convention) on-board as a writer. Here in...

Published in The EvilImp™ on August 17, 2011 12:44 PM

How Not To Get Killed

The furore that has erupted over the cancelling of a large scale community opera created by writer Lee Hall (of Billy Elliot fame apparently) by Opera North has led to most of the scrutiny being placed upon Opera North itself....

Published in The EvilImp™ on July 5, 2011 10:34 AM

The Most Wretched Thing

We might as well get straight to the point here. The BBC show 'The Most Incredible Thing About Contemporary Dance' (MITACD) screened last night on BBC4 was contemptible, risible pish. MITACD was, apparently, a "personal journey" conducted (fnar fnar)...

Published in The EvilImp™ on July 1, 2011 11:57 AM

Confused Corporation

Starting on June 30th the BBC will be running a series of programs ostensibly about "contemporary dance". The first of the programs is indeed called "Dance! The Most Incredible Thing About Contemporary Dance" (it's a subtle joke that will...

Published in The EvilImp™ on June 24, 2011 2:16 PM

Free Range Liberals

Last week we ran a story concerning the numbers issued by Big Dance for participation in their events in London over a nine day period. We said the numbers were made up, ACE issued a statement to try and clarify...

Published in The EvilImp™ on June 16, 2011 3:14 PM

O'Hare A Who?

Following the announcement by the Royal Opera House that Kevin "I'm so obscure even I don't know who I am" O'Hare has been appointed to helm the Royal Ballet we, here in TheLab™, slipped an ROH insider some used £10...

Published in The EvilImp™ on June 14, 2011 1:13 PM

This Should Be More Fun!

The headline gets to the crux of the problem. Why isn't the wacky world of dance more fun, especially online? Dance, as a profession, is full of drama, hilarity, ridiculousness, stress, blood, sweat and, dare we say, tears! From creation...

Published in The EvilImp™ on June 2, 2011 2:01 PM

A Modern Debacle

Yesterday, Arts Council England, along with their partners in crime at the BBC, held their first seminar on "Building Digital Capacity in the Arts" to talk about the wonders of IPTV and the building of Apps (applications). The BDCA project...

Published in The EvilImp™ on May 24, 2011 4:36 PM

The Press Release

After the NPO decisions were announced many companies put out press releases expressing this, that or the other toward ACE. No such press releases came forward when everybody's funding was cut, last year, by almost 10%. Here in TheLab™ we've...

Published in The EvilImp™ on April 25, 2011 2:16 PM

It's Like Being There

Vincent Dance Theatre, Candoco Dance Company, and William "Mad Man" Forsythe have all announced plans to present their respective companies works in 3D this coming autumn following a wave of popular success for the format. Theatres across the nation are,...

Published in The EvilImp™ on April 6, 2011 1:11 PM

Numbers

Trawling through the publicly available accounts of arts organisations is not a fun thing to do. Wading through a mud pit full of man traps would be more entertaining but wade we did and this is what we found (all...

Published in The EvilImp™ on March 29, 2011 1:42 PM

Barking, Tree, Incorrect

The latest report from the completely useless and entirely ineffectual Department of Culture Media and Sport select committee arrives at conclusions that several hundred thousand people came to many years ago.

Published in The EvilImp™ on March 28, 2011 12:14 PM

Mute

A couple of weeks ago when we were writing 'So Now What?', our piece on the ludicrous salaries for various men in suits at the Royal Opera House we turned, naturally enough, to Dance UK for comment. Lest you be...

Published in The EvilImp™ on March 10, 2011 1:38 PM

Send in the Clowns

You would have thought that large scale arts organisations would have learned not to let TV cameras roam about at will through their murky innards. The Royal Opera House took that lesson to heart many years ago when a BBC...

Published in The EvilImp™ on March 9, 2011 12:21 PM

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Arts Council England (ACE) has expressed confidence that it can adequately assess all of the applications it has received for the new National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) funding programme. When the deadline closed on January 24th for the NPO programme the...

Published in The EvilImp™ on March 1, 2011 2:20 PM

KISS

The State of the Arts conference, held last week, was a ridiculous waste of time and money, mainly because those taking part were pretty ridiculous. We sincerely hope it was only the inarticulate, rambling, "couldn't make a point if their...

Published in The EvilImp™ on February 14, 2011 9:22 PM

Jawa Architects

Here in TheLab™ we think somebody needs to explain why Northern Ballet's new building looks like the Jawa transporter from Star Wars. Is this the beginning of an invasion from tiny monks with LED lights for eyes or is...

Published in The EvilImp™ on February 7, 2011 4:23 PM

Fair Share

"We are prepared to take our fair share of the pain associated with the Coalition's financial policies." We don't know who Chris Monks AD of Stephen Joseph Theatre is, we're sure he's a nice guy and all that but the...

Published in The EvilImp™ on February 3, 2011 1:55 PM

Six Degrees

Here in TheLab™ we have been mulling for a week or so about whether or not to write this piece. We have to do it every year and, to be honest, it's getting old. We are of course referring to the National Dance Awards.

Published in The EvilImp™ on February 2, 2011 2:42 PM

Earned vs Entitled

Both before and after the government suits decided that funding the arts was not such a good idea after all, many an ignorant cretin was to be heard decrying artists as those looking for nothing more than a handout. Free...

Published in The EvilImp™ on January 16, 2011 5:25 PM

Rambert's Folly

In a fit of pique Arts Council England (ACE) has decided, against all reasonable measures of sanity, to award Rambert Dance Company £7Million toward the cost of their new building in London. The same funding organisation that cut all RFO...

Published in The EvilImp™ on January 16, 2011 4:36 PM

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