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"The" Dance House

The weekend of October 9th saw the opening of the latest in a long line of white elephants expensive new dance facilities with the ribbon cutting (and they really did cut a ribbon) on the £8.9million Jerwood Dance Centre in...

Published in The News on October 20, 2009 1:58 PM

Dance City Adrift

File this one under "making a drama out of a mundane non story". Dance City, one of the UK's National Dance Agencies (NDA), based in Newcastle upon Tyne is now sans one Artistic Director and CEO (Chief Executive Officer) following...

Published in The News on September 1, 2009 1:51 PM

Old Fish New Fish

How much sense this particular news bite makes will really depend on how old you are. DV8 Physical Theatre, the long running dance company helmed by Australian Lloyd Newson, will be going somewhere they have never gone before. Back in...

Published in The News on August 16, 2009 12:42 PM

BDE 2010: Confusion Clarified

The programming process for the up and coming British Dance Edition 2010, hosted by DanceXchange in Birmingham, appears to be causing some confusion and/or consternation among applicants to the biennial festival. Unlike other dance festivals BDE serves as a promotional...

Published in The News on August 10, 2009 1:28 PM

Merce Cunningham Dies at 90

The New York Times is reporting that dance maker Merce Cunningham died this past Sunday at 90 years of age at his home in Manhattan, New York. Mr Cunningham was probably one of the best known choreographers in the world...

Published in The News on July 27, 2009 4:10 PM

PUSH

Continuing our search for the bold and the new we find All Play, creators of last years 'It's Rude To Point', back with the even more ambitious 'Push'. The company's practical reasoning is one of portability. They create work...

Published in The News on July 6, 2009 3:17 PM

Pina Bausch Dies at 68

The Guardian is reporting that German choreographer Pina Bausch has died today aged 68 news confirmed by Tanztheater Wuppertal's official website. Ms Bausch was diagnosed with cancer just 5 days ago. During a choreographic career spanning more than 40 years,...

Published in The News on June 30, 2009 4:00 PM

News Round Up June 09

A few stories from the latest and greatest press releases that have hit our inbox over the last few days/weeks. Impulstanz. The festival that just will not quit is back again kicking off on July 19 for a month (runs...

Published in The News on June 10, 2009 3:27 PM

Scattered

Motionhouse Dance Theatre have been under the covers now for more than 18 months. Although the company have been creating and touring smaller works to various outdoor venues around the the UK and Europe. 2009 sees their return to...

Published in The News on June 9, 2009 2:42 PM

Those Bloggers

Article19's ranks in the blogs have now grown to five (count 'em) with the latest addition of Carlos Pons a dance student at the Conservatoire of Dance in Madrid, Spain. Ever since Catherine Bell blogged from the musty halls of...

Published in The News on May 15, 2009 2:16 PM

ACE Loses £4 Million

If they had lost it down the back of the sofa then that might have been funny but no. ACE lost £4 Million (GBP) following the release of the Government's annual budget yesterday in the House of Commons. The funding...

Published in The News on April 23, 2009 2:06 PM

Wanna See Something Crazy?

No doubt about it Wiliam Forsythe, American dance maker extraordinaire, is a clever clogs. You hear him speak you'll either be massively inspired or your brain will melt. The choice is yours so either do some reading or prepare...

Published in The News on April 2, 2009 2:24 PM

BDE 2010 Birmingham

We have to admit that we've known, here in TheLab™, that British Dance Edition 2010 would be hosted by DanceXchange in Birmingham for a while now but they have officially let the cat out of the bag with a...

Published in The News on March 17, 2009 2:24 PM

ACE We Can Rebuild You!

Arts Council England (ACE) has announced proposals to re-structure the organisation and, in the process, reduce their operating costs by approximately £6.5Million (GBP) per year, the savings, according to the proposals, will be put back into arts projects. A key...

Published in The News on March 4, 2009 1:15 PM

Merce in Colour (not color!)

In January last year the Imp kicked off at the New York Times about "Monday's with Merce" (a title that has not gotten better with age). They were acting like internet video was a new thing, yada yada. Well,...

Published in The News on February 12, 2009 3:19 PM

Tongue Tied 09

Whatever you look at it Zimbabwe, the country, is a mess, an enormous mess that's going to take several decades to fix, if it can be fixed at all. Amongst all the misery and depressing news it's easy to...

Published in The News on February 5, 2009 4:50 PM

Dance Awards Won, Who Cares?

The Critics' Circle National Dance Awards were announced in the middle of the afternoon a few days ago, or it could have been weeks we're not really sure, and while we're on the subject the Critics Circle is nowhere...

Published in The News on January 29, 2009 4:08 PM

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