Vincent Dance Th. 'Broken Chords'
We first featured footage from Vincent Dance Theatre's 'Broken Chords' over a year ago along with our second video interview with Charlotte Vincent. This coming January the work takes to the stage again to kick of the company's winter tour of this heady mixture of dance, drama and comedy.
Published in SD Video on December 17, 2006 6:49 PM
Ricochet Dance Productions
Two kinetically named dance companies in as many weeks, what are we to do? Ricochet Dance Productions, the renamed Ricochet Dance Company, have been in the mix for for 17 years now commissioning works from old and new dance makers alike.
Published in SD Video on December 4, 2006 2:32 PM
Normally, here in TheLab™ we are not big fans of kinetic names for dance companies but we can let 'Collision' go because we like the idea of smashing things together, just don't judge us for it!
Published in SD Video on November 28, 2006 12:08 PM
Wired Aerial Theatre
It is fitting that one of the final video features we will be carrying this year is also one of the best new works we have featured. Wired Aerial Theatre's work 'Handmade/Manmade' is a stand out creation because not only is it very clever, superbly performed and crafted it's actually entertaining.
Published in SD Video on November 19, 2006 1:19 PM
Loretta Yurick [ Interview ]
Loretta Yurick is the Irish-American co-director of Dance Theatre of Ireland with Robert Connor. The company based in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin is now in its 17th year of producing contemporary dance work.
Published in SD Video on November 17, 2006 6:16 PM
Dance Theatre Ireland 'Exodus'
Another overseas hidden gem reveals itself in the form of Dance Theatre Ireland, based in the Republic of Ireland, no more than a stones throw away from the English coast but isolated, sort of, by hefty touring costs. Although they...
Published in SD Video on November 17, 2006 5:47 PM
Scottish Dance Theatre 'No Stronger Than a Flower'
When we told one of our contemporaries that Article19 had been to Edinburgh to see Scottish Dance Theatre and the performance was rather good, said contemporary looked slightly bemused as to why these particular hardened foot soldiers had enjoyed lots of sword skipping and reels!
Published in SD Video on August 28, 2006 7:29 PM
Northern Youth Dance Company 06
Rumours of Northern Youth Dance Company's (NYDC) demise would seem to have been premature as the company is currently in the middle of a creative period before launching into a tour of venues far and wide. We feature one of their touring pieces 'Flip Flopping Between Agony And Ecstasy', a strong contender for the 'Eh?' Award in our end of year review!
Published in SD Video on August 10, 2006 5:12 PM
Contemporary dance is rife with new work from dance makers at the tail end of the funding scale, for now at least. A recent festival, New Vibes, hosted by DanceXchange in Birmingham was one such showcase of new work for the emerging talents and we're going to bring three of them here to you, right now, right this second!! (calm down, Ed!)
Published in SD Video on August 10, 2006 2:50 PM
Bare Bones 'The Five Man Show'
As promised we bring you full coverage of Bare Bones latest touring production featuring works by Liam Steele, Arthur Pita and David Massingham performed at the more than posh Linbury Theatre, Covent Garden (yes that Covent Garden!) Previously we brought...
Published in SD Video on July 14, 2006 10:35 PM
Retina Dance Company 'Eleven Stories for the Body'
We have featured some works with really long titles but our latest video feature has probably one of the most improbable yet. Retina Dance Company's "Eleven Stories for the Body, Distance to our Soul" is the unlikely moniker for the...
Published in SD Video on June 25, 2006 6:45 PM
Almost all of the major dance schools in the UK, the contemporary ones that is, have their own graduate company and London Contemporary Dance School is no different, theirs is called EDge and we have them here just for you,...
Published in SD Video on June 11, 2006 11:54 PM
Kevin Finnan 'Motionhouse'
'Perfect' Camera: Sally Hossack | Interview Camera: Neil Nisbet In June everybody's favourite sandbox will be packed away permanently as Motionhouse Dance Theater bid farewell to their current work 'Perfect' having toured the piece across the UK, alongside its sibling...
Published in SD Video on May 24, 2006 5:20 PM
Panta Rei Dance Theatre
When you're looking for high class contemporary dance companies from around the world your average joe public will go through a list of several countries and Norway will probably not be on that list and that would be a mistake....
Published in SD Video on May 18, 2006 11:21 PM
Bare Bones 5 'And Then Gone'
Now in its fifth iteration the Bare Bones company has moved along to an all male ensemble for their new touring programme featuring choreography by Arthur Pita, David Massingham and Liam Steel. We bring you an exclusive first look at...
Published in SD Video on March 30, 2006 11:39 PM
Freshmess 'One To Grow On'
Adding to the eclectic mix of work at the British Dance Edition we have Freshmess, the Scottish breakdance/hip-hop company performing side by side with such luminaries as Michael Clarke and Rafael Bonachela. Featuring six dancers and one live DJ the...
Published in SD Video on February 20, 2006 11:59 AM
Gravity and Levity
In every festival there is a quirky piece of work that stands out for all the right reasons. Re-Inventing the Wheel strikes you right between the eyes because of the dancers superb interaction with hulking metal wheel that, more often...
Published in SD Video on February 20, 2006 11:26 AM
Jasmin Vardimon 'Park'
Jasmin Vardimon Company returns to Article19 once again with a slice of their current touring work 'Park' performed as part of British Dance Edition in Leeds. If the Lab was picking favourites then this company would be one of them...
Published in SD Video on February 20, 2006 11:01 AM
Hofesh Shechter 'Cult'
'Cult' is the second work we have featured from the Shechter stable of choreography. A quick browse of the archive reveals a solo pice called 'Untitled' by Barebones Dance Company a piece, like 'Cult' that demonstrates this dance makers ability...
Published in SD Video on February 19, 2006 3:00 AM
Protein Dance 'Big Sale'
When looking at 'Big Sale' we would probably describe it as more theatre than dance which is often true of this off the wall company's work. Protein, with their choreographer Luca Silvestrini, have derived an often chaotic look at our...
Published in SD Video on February 19, 2006 2:38 AM
Phoenix 'See Blue Through'
We last featured Phoenix Dance Theatre two years ago with an altogether more sombre piece in 'Planted Seeds'. This time out we have some pure dance choreographed by former Rambert dancer Didy Veldman with her work 'See Blue Through'. What...
Published in SD Video on February 19, 2006 12:03 AM
Charles Linehan Company
If the work featured at the British Dance Edition can be broken down into sections then Charles Linehan's work can go firmly into the 'Ultra Technical but Thoroughly Relaxed' category. Allow us to explain! While some choreographers use the technical...
Published in SD Video on February 18, 2006 11:40 PM
Diversions Dance Company
Featured here, in the Lab, for the very first time we bring you Diversions, the national dance company of Wales no less, with perhaps the most improbably titled dance piece in the history of, well, dance. "Chase the Glowing Hours...