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Three Named, Two Confirmed

Article19 has confirmed that Chisenhale Dance Space in London and Anjali Dance Company based in Oxfordshire will lose their Arts Council England (ACE) funding next year if their respective appeals against the decision are unsuccessful. Chisenhale Dance Space have provided...

Published in The News on December 21, 2007 2:36 PM

Top Secret No More!

DanceXchange have revealed more details about their super secret dance festival taking place next year in Birmingham. Sadly it's not called 'Project Icarus' or 'The Prometheus Event', thereby losing some of its James Bond like cachet! Instead they have...

Published in The News on November 29, 2007 1:11 PM

Place Prize 08, No, Really!

2008 is shaping up to be the year of the big event. British Dance Edition 2008, Big Mission 2008, The Olympics, Euro 2008 (that's a football thing) and some top secret dance festival in Birmingham hosted by DanceXchange. Sneaking in...

Published in The News on November 27, 2007 1:40 PM

BDE Participants Announced

Merseyside Dance Initiative has announced the companies that will be taking part in British Dance Edition 2008 (BDE) in Liverpool. The festival will feature 36 companies, some new some old, from across the UK in the festival aimed at...

Published in The News on November 23, 2007 12:55 PM

South East Dance Festival

Dance Festivals, you don't see one for ages then, for reasons past understanding, two come along at once and run on exactly the same dates! The dates are not just close, they are exactly the same. The South East Dance...

Published in The News on November 19, 2007 3:13 PM

London Dance Film Festival

Brace yourselves because somebody, somewhere thinks it's a good idea to run another dance film festival and ask you to pay money for the privilege of seeing said films. It is with much trepidation that we announce the arrival...

Published in The News on November 19, 2007 2:36 PM

Dance Awards Are Cool!

The National Dance Awards (NDA), run by The Critics Circle (as always, not to be confused with the Magic Circle), are back for another year of predictable gift giving in the name of.......... well, we're not really sure what the...

Published in The News on November 13, 2007 2:56 PM

Dance Theatre Ireland 'Slow Down'

Not literally of course but the creative's of Dun Laoghaire in Ireland have put together a new piece and the premiere of that work is on November 7th in the only country in the world that matches Scotland for charm!...

Published in The News on November 5, 2007 3:24 PM

ACE Plots The Timeline

Arts Council England (ACE) has revealed its plans for moving forward following the recent announcement by Central Government that funding for the arts quango will receive a modest increase following months of speculation that funds would be cut. As...

Published in The News on October 17, 2007 11:25 AM

No Spending Cuts

The Treasury has confirmed that there will be no cuts made to funding of the Department for Culture Media and Sport, the government department that provides funding to Arts Council England, for the next few years at least. Instead there...

Published in The News on October 10, 2007 4:09 PM

Moving Image Prizes

Do you work in dance? Are you looking to win some money? Are those lottery numbers just not working out for you? Do you want to meet like minded single people in your area? (I think that's from your own...

Published in The News on September 25, 2007 12:25 PM

Dance Umbrella 07

In todays wide world of dance it appears that not a month goes by without yet another festival hitting the streets attempting to wow us with its wares. Because it's winter it must be time for Dance Umbrella again and...

Published in The News on September 16, 2007 7:58 PM

Wired New Studio

Rehearsal spaces are hard to come by, affordable ones are even harder to come by so it's always good news when a new one is open for business. Wired Aerial Theatre, based in Liverpool, will be showcasing their new facility...

Published in The News on September 16, 2007 7:50 PM

Petition Hits 25,000

The petition started a few months ago to try and persuade the government that spending billions on the Olympics in London might not be a good idea after all has hit the 25,000 signature mark. With just a few days...

Published in The News on September 10, 2007 1:52 PM

Winter Warming

Summer, such as it is, is almost over, if in fact it ever got started. What this means is; dance companies will be stirring from their slumber and begin touring once again and give us all, here in TheLab™...

Published in The News on August 30, 2007 3:03 PM

Tanja Liedtke Dies Following A Traffic Accident

Dancer, choreographer and the newly appointed Artistic Director of Sydney Dance Company, Tanja Liedtke (30) was killed this past Friday in Sydney Australia after she was hit by a truck in the early hours of the morning. 'The Australian' newspaper...

Published in The News on August 19, 2007 8:10 PM

Dance Films Wanted

South East Dance, one of England's National Dance Agencies, is looking for new dance films for their 'Dance For Camera' Festival in Brighton from 30th November until December 2nd. There are only two restrictions being placed on the films you...

Published in The News on August 5, 2007 1:38 PM

Tees Valley Blood Lust

For the longest time we have yearned for a contemporary dance company to create a dance piece about Vampires and finally, finally a company has made our collective dreams come true. Tees Valley Dance (TVD) have created 'Vampires' over...

Published in The News on August 4, 2007 1:10 PM

On The Fringe of Madness

The world's largest arts festival is once again ready for kick off in the wonderful city of Edinburgh (our editor is Scottish so excuse the rhetoric) from August 5th -27th for 22 days of non stop "art". The Fringe...

Published in The News on August 2, 2007 4:37 PM

Google Kicked To The Kerb

Following a recent Panorama programme on the BBC concerning the uploading of violent video material to YouTube, owned by Google, Article19 has removed all Google advertising from this website. The show focused on video material featuring violent attacks on...

Published in The News on July 31, 2007 12:48 PM

Making Resolutions

If you're a dance maker and have £333 + VAT (17.5%) laying around the place then it may be a good idea to make an application to Resolution, The Place's annual dance jamboree held once a year in January. Applications...

Published in The News on July 23, 2007 10:03 PM

Dancer Arrested for Drug Possesion

Nilas Martins a 40 year old principal dancer with New York City Ballet was arrested on Tuesday in Saratoga Springs, New York for possession of cocaine. The company are in Saratoga Springs to present their brand new production of Romeo...

Published in The News on July 7, 2007 6:36 PM

New Culture Minister, Same Story?

Following the Coup d'état resignation of Tony Blair as the Prime Minister and his subsequent replacement by Gordon Brown there was a litle bit of reshuffling going with ministers for various departments coming and going. Out on her ear is...

Published in The News on July 4, 2007 2:01 PM

Petition Shoots for 25,000

The online petition demanding the UK Government not redirect money from the arts, heritage and grass roots sport to fund the London Olympics is heading toward 25,000 signatures at the time of writing. According to the online petition website it...

Published in The News on June 27, 2007 3:07 PM

Can ACE Count?

Arts Council England's press release justifying the cuts to Grants For The Arts by 35% (or £29million) contains an interesting mix of apparent contradictions brought about by figures released by Arts Council England themselves. The press release states that part...

Published in The News on June 13, 2007 1:12 PM

ACE Oversight

Following Arts Council England's (ACE) refusal to supply information requested under the Freedom of Information Act, the information concerned evaluation reports of National Dance Agencies in England, Article19 had a rather curious back and forth with the funding giant concerning...

Published in The News on June 8, 2007 10:50 AM

ACE Blocks NDA Information Request

Arts Council England (ACE) has denied all requests made by Article19 under the Freedom of Information Act for yearly assessment reports of all National Dance Agencies in England (NDA's). In particulcar Article19 was requesting the final evaluation by ACE...

Published in The News on June 5, 2007 11:11 AM

Moves 07 Film Festival

If you're feeling a bit lacking in inspiration and support with your dance film making then Moves07 would like to help you out with a festival of events starting next week in Manchester. Running from June 12 to June 17...

Published in The News on June 4, 2007 1:47 PM

Impulstanz 2007

Summer is fast approaching, dance companies are going to sleep for the duration and most theatre's will usually shut down for a bit to shoo the bats out of the belfry (come again? Ed!) and give the carpets a...

Published in The News on June 3, 2007 11:18 PM

Low Light

Taking photographs of dance is hard, really hard, especially if you want to do it well. You can't use flash, you're working in low light most of the time and you're forever bumping into things in the dark. Gérard Uféras,...

Published in The News on May 24, 2007 12:14 AM

Jumble Sale, Ballet Style

Scottish Ballet has decided that instead of trying to sell their dancers they will instead sell lot's of old costumes from past productions. The national ballet company of Scotland became embroiled in a minor controversy a few months back when...

Published in The News on May 17, 2007 12:47 PM

Sign the Petition Save the Arts?

You may well be aware of the cuts being made to arts funding across the country (in England thus far) made by Arts Council England and further cuts are on the way all in the name of the Olympics in...

Published in The News on May 4, 2007 10:56 AM

Transitions on Tour

If you're looking for some new dance performed by some of the UK's newest contemporary dance professionals then look no further than the premiere of Transitions Dance Company at Laban in London on Thursday, May 2nd. Transitions is the...

Published in The News on April 19, 2007 2:37 PM

ACE Cuts Funding by 35%

The Stage is reporting that Arts Council England has announced a 35% cut in Grants for the Arts funding for the current financial year dropping the amount available from £83million GBP to £54million GBP for 2007/2008. Grants for the Arts...

Published in The News on April 4, 2007 9:16 PM

Making a Movie, Again!

Channel 4 Television have announced a partnership with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), the Australian Council for the Arts and MJW Productions, a UK based television production company to commission some new dance films. Applying could not be easier, well...

Published in The News on March 28, 2007 3:14 PM

The Making Of

Normally when you are watching a documentary on the television everything has already happened and the conclusion is probably already known to the masses. New York City Ballet is having a crack at avoiding that by running an online...

Published in The News on March 26, 2007 4:47 PM

Film Night in Brighton

South East Dance, the National Dance Agency for the South East of England, will be hosting what they describe as a Screen Dance Artists’ Forum on March 22nd to give you a chance to chat with some dance film makers...

Published in The News on March 13, 2007 12:08 PM

The Film Room Opens

Article19 has launched The Film Room today a long term pilot project to host dance related video material in its own special place on this very website. You may have noticed the lack of new writing over the last...

Published in The News on February 26, 2007 10:18 PM

Retina Launch New Website

Retina Dance Company have gotten with the program and launched a superb new website loaded with high quality video material, useful information and they even have RSS feeds (our editor has just passed out!) The site utilises a 'blog' style...

Published in The News on February 14, 2007 10:49 PM

ACE and Public Value

Arts Council England (ACE) has launched what it describes as a "public value enquiry" to help shape the future of how the funding organisation works and, presumably, to shape future funding policy. Launched on November the 7th last year, the...

Published in The News on February 14, 2007 1:47 PM

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