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Article19 is Five

Aside from the fairly obvious jokes about Article19 being five years old - so what else is new (har, har) - we have reached an important milestone in our short but colourful history. The exact date we were born...

Published in The News on December 9, 2006 4:58 PM

Contemporary Fairy Story

The fairytale world is not one that comes to contemporary dance very often but BalletLorent is looking the up the fantasy quota with 'Angelmoth' premiering on the 13th of December in Newcastle upon Tyne. Telling the story of 'Pippanouska'...

Published in The News on December 9, 2006 1:23 AM

HRH Wayne

The Royal Ballet have announced that Wayne McGregor, the AD of Random Dance Company, will become a resident choreographer for the company based at the Royal Opera House (ROH) in London. Mr McGregor said in a press release from ROH:...

Published in The News on December 1, 2006 3:29 PM

National Dance Awards

The National Dance Awards are once again up for grabs and the only category that really matters is the one where you get to choose the winner. The Audience Award, won last year by Motionhouse, is voted for via text...

Published in The News on November 27, 2006 3:13 PM

Get Your Vox On!!

Recently launched 'social networking' web site Vox is the latest competitor in a crowded space dominated by the unrelentingly awful MySpace. Vox is a little bit different in that it is focused less on racking up large numbers of...

Published in The News on November 26, 2006 12:38 AM

Bonne Bird Winners

Laban have announced the winners of the Bonnie Bird Choreography Awards for 2006 of which there is very little we can tell you that is of any practical use. The awards, which are very modest in nature, provide money to...

Published in The News on November 13, 2006 3:53 PM

Anjali Youth on the TeeVee

Next week Channel4 will broadcast four short - very short actually at only 3 minutes each - dance films as part of a series entitled '3 Minute Wonders'. This particular part of the series is for youth dance and one...

Published in The News on November 10, 2006 10:07 PM

Big Sale of Protein

Protein Dance Company are bringing their excellent and slightly chaotic show 'Big Sale' to the Robin Howard Dance Theatre in London starting tonight for a two week run. Such a long stint in one place is a little unusual,...

Published in The News on November 7, 2006 11:42 AM

Almost There!

The new design is rolling out nicely but it's just taking a little bit longer to get all the various bits and pieces converted. Article19 is fully operational, well mostly, and the remainder of the pages will be updated to...

Published in The News on November 6, 2006 3:11 AM

Capture Comes Back

The much maligned and often ignored Capture project is back for its fifth iteration and is accepting applications for awards up £20,000. The project provides funding for the creation of dance films (or dance on camera as they prefer to...

Published in The News on October 30, 2006 3:29 PM

Exodus in Ireland

Dance Theatre of Ireland are kicking off their new tour in County Dublin next month with a couple of new works by Robert Connor & Loretta Yurick - the company directors - and Charles Linehan. The company, now in...

Published in The News on October 18, 2006 12:50 PM

Spreading the Wealth

It would appear that the Place Prize is not the road to modest riches that some would imagine it to be. Nina Rajarani, this years winner who walked off with £29,000 in prize money, will just about 'break even'...

Published in The News on October 13, 2006 1:13 PM

ACE Wants You, Again!

Arts Council England North East is collaborating with the Newcastle Gateshead Initiative to find out more about where artists in the UK live and work. The online study is being launched to; "inform future discussions and work to support you...

Published in The News on October 10, 2006 4:17 PM

Random To The USA

Random Dance Company, everybody's favourite head twitchers, are making their way to the USA and Mexico throughout this month. The company will be performing 'Polar Sequences' and 'Ataxia' at various venues starting in New York on October 5-6 at...

Published in The News on October 2, 2006 3:40 PM

Place Prize Victor Announced

The Place Prize finally came to an end this past Saturday when Nina Rajarani was announced as the winner by the panel of judges. Ms Rajarani takes the £25,000 prize, which she can spend on anything she likes. Her company...

Published in The News on October 2, 2006 3:06 PM

ACE Cannot Recommend Pay Levels

Arts Council England (ACE) has clarified its position with regard to recommending pay levels for artists when companies apply for funding, they have no legal basis to do so. In a succinct statement from ACE’s press office they told...

Published in The News on September 29, 2006 3:22 PM

Stan Will Dance in October

If you like your dance mixed with abusive language, sex, violence and a hefty dose of social commentary then Siobhan Davies Dance Company is probably not your kind of thing! Stan Won't Dance however is probably right up your shady...

Published in The News on September 16, 2006 9:19 PM

New Phone Number

As of today Article19's old phone number will no longer work and we have a nice shiny new number which is listed below so you can update your contacts; +44 (131) 208 1845 If you have Skype on your computer,...

Published in The News on September 1, 2006 1:36 PM

Bonnie Bird Awards

As indicated by the headline these annual cash awards are up for grabs again via application to the Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund. Applying is easy, just fill in a form you can download from the BBCF website, make sure you...

Published in The News on August 22, 2006 2:42 PM

ACE Evades Capture

Arts Council England in London has declined Article19's request for an audio interview to discuss the new Capture organisation being funded by the Council to the tune of £200,000 per year, starting this year. The funding bodies reluctance to be...

Published in The News on August 17, 2006 2:26 PM

'Strung' Up!

If like us you wince every time you hear about a dance piece that will be 'utilising technology' and visualise a work strewn with video screens, computers, wires and all manner of nonsense then fear not because 'Strung', the debut...

Published in The News on August 2, 2006 11:49 AM

Contribute From The Wings

The Winger weblog, based in the United States, is looking for a few contemporary dancers to join the mix of contributors to their dance blog about the behind the scenes goings on in this most troubled of professions. The blog...

Published in The News on July 18, 2006 10:27 AM

Dance UK, Dance Manifesto

Yesterday saw DanceUK, accompanied by several dance 'celebrities', handing over the Dance Manifesto to Minister for Culture; David Lammy on behalf of the dance profession at large. The 24 page glossy brochure outlines, although not in great detail, certain aims...

Published in The News on July 11, 2006 1:27 PM

Ludus Live and Online

Ludus are currently in the process of creating a new project called 'Trapped'. The difference between this project and others is the fact that they are attempting complete online documentation of the process using video and podcasting! It is fairly...

Published in The News on July 3, 2006 10:42 PM

Charts June 2006

The Norwegians have conquered this month taking the top spot after a strong debut last month with Panta Rei Dance Theatre. They hold off the challenge from Motionhouse who, along with the interview from Kevin Finnan, nestle into the...

Published in The News on July 1, 2006 11:07 PM

ACE and Section 43

Arts Council England (ACE) has concluded that its handling of a Freedom of Information Request was conducted properly and fairly following what it describes as an 'internal review' of the situation following a complaint from Article19 to ACE's Chief Executive;...

Published in The News on June 24, 2006 5:53 PM

ACE & Pensions

Arts Council England, exhibiting a level of awareness almost unheard from them, have commissioned a survey into pensions awareness for artists backed up with a website that will tell you everything you always wanted to know about pensions and why...

Published in The News on June 16, 2006 12:53 AM

ACE Delays Again

Arts Council England (ACE) has once again delayed providing an explanation as to why certain information requested by Article19 under the Freedom of Information Act was not supplied when requested back in January of this year. The application regarding ACE...

Published in The News on June 12, 2006 1:25 PM

The Charts, May 06

Bare Bones hold on to the top slot for another month despite a very strong challenge from Panta Rei Dance Theatre. The Norwegians fought the good fight but fell at the last fence, perhaps they will prevail next month...

Published in The News on June 5, 2006 2:54 AM

Maintenance Blog

Just a short note to let you all know that if you want to keep up to date about the changes, fixes and possible new features that will be making an appearance on Article19 then you can do so via...

Published in The News on June 4, 2006 2:01 AM

Hofesh To The Point

One of the bright new hopes for contemporary dance choreography will be appearing at The Place in London for three nights with a series of new works. Israeli dance maker Hofesh Shecter will premiere a brand new piece, 'Uprising', alongside...

Published in The News on June 2, 2006 11:32 AM

Impulstanz On The Way

The annual dance bun fight that is Impulstanz gets under way in July for a month of performances, workshops and research projects involving pretty much all of the contemporary and other dancers in the whole of Europe. Taking place...

Published in The News on May 29, 2006 1:49 PM

Erna Picks Up Award

Erna Omarsdottir has picked up an award for her ongoing work in choreography and performance. Details are thin on the ground about the Honorary Artist of Kópavogur award and pretty much all we can tell you is that Kópavogur is...

Published in The News on May 28, 2006 11:10 AM

No News Is ..........

No news is, well, no news at all really. There has been a drought of dance related goings on in the last couple of months as you can probably tell from the oh so few stories appearing in this section...

Published in The News on May 22, 2006 9:57 AM

Place Prize Ready To Roll

The Place, National Dance Agency for London, has announced the entrants into this years, bi-annual, Place Prize competition that will take Place (geddit?) an excruciating number of times over the coming several months with the winner announced in September. The...

Published in The News on May 5, 2006 1:19 AM

The Charts April 2006

Bare Bones come flying into the top spot for April after a full month as one of the front page main features. This continues the popularity of the company here on Article19. Late in May we shall be featuring...

Published in The News on May 1, 2006 2:48 AM

ACE Thins The Herd

Arts Council England (ACE) is currently in the process of deciding whether or not to lay off 42 members of staff within its central office in London and save the funding giant £2million in the process. The press release states...

Published in The News on April 20, 2006 10:28 PM

ACE and C4 Disclosure Issues

Arts Council England (ACE) has refused to release detailed budgetary information to Article19 under the Freedom of Information Act regarding the 4Dance television programme commissioned by ACE and produced by Channel 4 Television and MJW Productions in London. ACE granted...

Published in The News on April 17, 2006 2:33 PM

Error Corrected

A minor code error in our archive pages meant that links to pages were none operational for some users of Internet Explorer 6 on Windows PC's. We have now fixed the error and apologise for any inconvenience this may have...

Published in The News on April 15, 2006 9:25 PM

The Charts March 2006

Jasmin Vardimon Company holds on tight to the top two slots with strong showings for both 'Park' and 'Lullaby', ironically both pieces are currently not touring, 'Park' returning later this year to the circuit. Unsurprisingly all of the BDE06...

Published in The News on April 1, 2006 4:07 PM

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