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No Girls Allowed

Imagine for a second that you are a female dance student at any dance school across this country, throughout Europe or anywhere else in the world. The chances are what you would see on any given morning was a studio...

Published in The EvilImp™ on December 23, 2015 12:02 PM

ProDanceLeeds for the Win

Tis the season and as such the newspapers, online or otherwise, have been making their picks for the top ten of this or the top five of that with many a dance company lapping up the attention and confirmation of...

Published in The EvilImp™ on December 21, 2015 12:03 PM

The Joy of Dance [sic]

Whenever contemporary dance ends up on television it is never going to end well for all involved. Whether it's a long form documentary or the showing of a piece of work (the rarest of things on network television) the only...

Published in The EvilImp™ on December 15, 2015 12:08 PM

Choreographer A vs Choreographer B

We're not sure when it started, maybe it's always been like this and we just didn't notice, but everything in the world, including the arts and especially dance, is subject to being graded on a curve. Concentrate, because things are...

Published in The EvilImp™ on June 18, 2015 1:04 PM

The Three Mouseketeers

Lloyd Newson, Hofesh Shechter and Akram Khan are not impressed by the standard of dance training in the UK. Their arguments are old, tired and completely self serving and illustrate little more than their own lack of courage.

Published in The EvilImp™ on April 10, 2015 10:20 AM

Will Work For Space

The story of newly constructed dance buildings in the UK is not a good one. Often constructed at massive expense and demonstrating minimal public or professional benefit the obsession with "new builds" continues almost unabated, even with massive cuts to the arts.

Published in The EvilImp™ on March 31, 2015 1:08 PM


In July of 2013 we published a piece concerning the massively over funded and completely unnecessary National Youth Dance Company that stalks this land like a.... well, like a completely unnecessary youth dance company.

Published in The EvilImp™ on February 26, 2015 2:17 PM

Not Really Helping

Late in 2013 the new studio complex and home to Rambert Dance Company on the Southbank in London opened its doors with promises of a lot of support for independent dance makers in the city looking for studio space. Constructed...

Published in The EvilImp™ on January 26, 2015 11:37 AM

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