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After a long hiatus from Article19 we have decided to bring commenting back to certain parts of the site so you, our dear readers, will have a much easier time telling us what you think. Commenting is available on all...

Published in The News on December 15, 2008 11:44 AM

News Roundup

Our latest roundup brings news from Sydney Dance Company, Random Dance (yikes!), Australian Dance Theatre and, of all places, Bournemouth! Rafael to Sydney Sydney Dance Theatre has appointed a new Artistic Director in the shape of Rafael Bonachela. The...

Published in The News on November 18, 2008 1:19 PM

Another New Dance Building

The Stage is reporting that Northern Ballet Theatre and Phoenix Dance Theatre have been given the go ahead to build a brand new "state of the art" (whatever that means!) dance facility in Leeds City Centre. Aside from the usual...

Published in The News on October 22, 2008 4:50 PM

Dance East and the Women

The Rural Retreats programme created by Dance East, one of the UK's National Dance Agencies (NDA), back in 2003 has been been looked upon with a certain amount of confusion by those in the contemporary dance world struggling to...

Published in The News on October 17, 2008 4:10 PM

News Roundup

Let's take a quick sojourn through the news snippets we have building up in the corner gathering a bit of dust shall we! Dance Theatre Ireland Goes Korean The company based in Dun Laoghaire, Republic of Ireland often suffer...

Published in The News on October 13, 2008 11:05 AM

Forbidden Remembered

Here in TheLab™ it is cold, very cold, even the giant rats are complaining about the lack of heat. Since it costs an arm and a leg, literally, to turn on the wood burning stove we shall warm ourselves with...

Published in The News on October 5, 2008 8:19 PM

Place Prize Pantomime

It's the type of gaffe that, were this the political arena, would almost certainly spell doom for the candidate who said it. John Ashford, taking to the stage to announce the winner of the competition on Saturday night, called the...

Published in The News on September 29, 2008 4:25 PM

Dance Video iPod Style

Last week we, here in TheLab™, started to role out Article19's video library on an iTunes podcast channel so you can take our video features wherever you go. The videos carried via iTunes are the same ones you can...

Published in The News on September 29, 2008 3:51 PM

De Frutos, Jump or Pushed?

Phoenix Dance Theatre have announced that Artistic Director Javier De Frutos is leaving the company after just two years in the job. In a statement reminiscent of a fallen politician who is leaving public life to "spend more time with...

Published in The News on September 23, 2008 12:01 AM

Mob Culture

If you're looking for the ultimate contact improvisation/flash mob experience then the wacky world of dance might just have the answer for you. Assuming you are in London on October 11th at 1pm and can make your way to Tate...

Published in The News on September 17, 2008 2:26 PM

Twitter SMS Backtrack

Twitter, the service Article19 has been using to send SMS updates for auditions, have turned off that particular feature from their service. In explaining their decision Twitter stated that the cost of sending SMS messages to phone numbers in the...

Published in The News on August 27, 2008 5:52 PM

Ashford Aerowaves Goodbye!

John Ashford, the resident snowy haired AD of The Place in London, is moving on to pastures new after 20 years helming the "[place] for world class dance", if you believe the hype that is. Mr Ashford will be switching...

Published in The News on August 11, 2008 1:18 PM

Jasmin Yesterday

During the summer things are always a bit quiet for dance. Apart from the occasional outdoor festival and large scale outdoor performance the dance companies are usually hunkered down in their studios making up new stuff for the coming...

Published in The News on August 6, 2008 3:24 PM

Verve Take A Bow

Graduate Dance Company Verve, based at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD) in Leeds, have picked up an award in Holland for "Best International Production" following their performance at the 'ITs' festival in Amsterdam. The famously prickly Gurmit Hukam,...

Published in The News on July 29, 2008 12:41 PM

DanceUK Takes Steps

DanceUK, the dance lobbying group, has taken a short step toward establishing 'The Dancers Health Pilot Scheme' with an £80,000 donation from the Jerwood Foundation in London. The pilot project will provide 100 dancers with comprehensive health insurance as well...

Published in The News on July 17, 2008 2:57 PM

Forbidden Dance

It would appear that, for now, festival season is over for dance and we can settle down and enjoy the coming summer which, thanks to global warming, should actually feel like summer, in the UK at least! So it would...

Published in The News on June 8, 2008 10:47 PM

Impulse Power

OK, this is absolutely, and with no exceptions, the last festival that we are going to write about this year. Is that clear? Good, then let's move on because Impulstanz 2008 is on the horizon and those crazy kids...

Published in The News on April 22, 2008 11:19 AM

On A Mission

If you're planning a dance festival can we ask one thing of you? Please leave it until the end of the year to launch the thing because if any more dance festivals get under way in the next few...

Published in The News on April 15, 2008 5:06 PM

Dancing Planet

The UK is becoming increasingly full of dance festivals. Just this year we have had, Resolution, BDE 08, and Spring Loaded. Still to come is the International Dance Festival Birmingham, The Big Mission and Dance Umbrella. Not to mention to...

Published in The News on April 6, 2008 6:05 PM

Septic Frogs

Twenty dance makers, count 'em, apparently with too much time on their hands, have been selected to take part in the dance competition that never ends, The Place Prize. The eventual winner of this particular competition has about as much...

Published in The News on April 4, 2008 12:48 PM

Dangerous Dance

The up and coming dance festival in Birmingham, suitably titled the International Dance Festival Birmingham, will feature a couple of performances where the creators appear to have taken leave of their senses. First up we have those crazy kids from...

Published in The News on March 26, 2008 2:06 PM

ACE Litigation

Arts Council England's troubles are beginning to multiply as another organisation prepares to take possible legal action over the funding monoliths decision to remove their annual subsidy. The Waterman's venue in London is claiming that ACE's funding decisions were "flawed...

Published in The News on March 26, 2008 1:31 PM

What's Going On Here?

The more astute among you, and even those half asleep, will have noticed that Article19 has changed somewhat over the last week or so into its new clothes. Our latest re-design is version number 9 in our short and somewhat...

Published in The News on March 18, 2008 3:50 PM

ACE Investigated, Denies Being Useless!

The Stage newspaper is reporting that Arts Council England (ACE) is to be formally investigated over the perceived bungling of their recent funding review. Baroness Genista McIntosh (stop laughing at the back), a member of the UK's House of Lords,...

Published in The News on March 14, 2008 2:19 PM

The Bonnies

As annual awards go the Bonnie Bird Awards are not up there with the Oscars or even the thoroughly pointless Critics Circle Awards but they do at least serve some practical purpose for the recipients. This time out the winners...

Published in The News on February 17, 2008 11:00 AM

Yawwwwwwwnnnnn.............

The Critics Circle (don't call them the magic circle because they get really mad) have announced their latest slew of awards for this year and the results are full of surprises. You're not buying that are you? Didn't think...

Published in The News on January 23, 2008 10:59 PM

Resolution Go For 08

If you're looking to kick off the new year with some dance making from the freshest dance makers the world has to offer then look no further than Resolution 08 which gets underway tomorrow in London. For the next two...

Published in The News on January 2, 2008 3:34 PM

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