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BBC Dumps Dance Film Academy

The BBC has announced that the follow up to the Dance Film Academy that aired on BBC4 earlier this year has been cancelled. An announcement that should have surprised absolutely no one was met with great sadness by the hacks...

Published in The News on December 6, 2005 12:30 PM

Right Wing Super Hero

In perhaps the most ridiculous editorial ever written, Brian C. Anderson in the Los Angeles Times is under the impression that the best way to get people into see your new movie is to extol, what he describes as, right...

Published in The News on November 16, 2005 12:32 PM

Taxing Times for Orchestras

This is one of those stories that really makes you question whether or not the people running this country are, in fact, up to the job and should we seriously consider replacing the whole lot of them with the cast...

Published in The News on October 30, 2005 12:34 PM

Stroking the Numbers

A recent survey quoted by the Independent newspaper on October 6th suggesting that audiences for contemporary dance have risen by 68% over the last ten years fails to mention some interesting points that paint a slightly less rosy picture for...

Published in The News on October 12, 2005 12:35 PM

Place Prize Again

As if to prove the long running mantra in the arts that no bad idea is too bad to repeat the Place Prize (PP) lurches into view once more hosted by The Place in London and sponsored by Bloomberg. In...

Published in The News on October 7, 2005 12:37 PM

Quark Quark

Major US software company Quark, publishers of the prolific Quark Express publishing software revealed a new logo last week that bares more than a passing resemblance to the logo for our very own Scottish Arts Council. Quark revealed the logo...

Published in The News on September 14, 2005 12:40 PM

Surveying the Survey

This past week Londondance.com the dance orientated website based at Sadlers Wells in London and funded by Arts Council England released the results of their survey, conducted online several months ago. Upon review some of the results harvested from...

Published in The News on August 26, 2005 12:42 PM

Summer School Falls Short

A summer school currently running at Dance City, one of the UK's National Dance Agencies based in Newcastle, has led to some unhappy dance makers after they discovered the advertised leader of the workshop was not going to be there...

Published in The News on August 7, 2005 1:55 PM

ACE and The Language Barrier

Arts Council England (ACE) the major, if not the only, funding provider for the arts in the UK has launched what they describe as The Cultural Leadership Programme. We would love to tell you all about it, but we can't...

Published in The News on July 31, 2005 7:52 PM

Dirty Money at ROH?

It's one thing when a credit card company demands that you repay money you have spent on their card but when a recipient of charitable donations demands you pay up or else you know it could only happen in the...

Published in The News on July 28, 2005 1:59 PM

Slow Man Walking!

In a story to be filed under "only In Contemporary Dance" Ohad Fishof will be walking very slowly across London Bridge on June 21st as part of some bizzarre recognition that June 21st is the longest day of the year....

Published in The News on June 7, 2005 7:55 PM

Khan Goes To Brussels

A recent audition posting for the Akhram Khan Company raised a few eye brows not because an audition for the company is anything out of the ordinary but because of its location, Brussels, Belgium. This is odd if for no...

Published in The News on May 9, 2005 2:01 PM

Don't Call Us We Won't Call You

Stung by a raft of negative news stories the dance department of Arts Council England in London is now refusing to accept phone calls from everyones favourite dance publication (maybe not 'everyone's' favourite! Ed!) When calling ACE's central switchboard last...

Published in The News on April 18, 2005 7:56 PM

Ace Propping Up ENB

Arts Council England's (ACE) recent funding announcements for their spending plans over the next three years were notable for the funding giants description of having to make "hard choices" in the coming years. The Independent has revealed that some of...

Published in The News on April 18, 2005 2:02 PM

Part Time Press Releasing

Information obtained by Article19 under the Freedom of Information Act has revealed some interesting facts about Article19's, for want of a better word, competition in the online dance publication stakes at Londondance.com (LD) For the coming financial year, 2005/2006, LD...

Published in The News on February 5, 2005 8:02 PM

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