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The Awards 2007

This years ceremony was held in the small cupboard at the back of TheLab™, party frocks were optional and we really wish the EvilImp would keep that in mind! Nobody else was invited because, to be honest, there wasn't...

Published in Feature on December 23, 2007 5:11 PM

ACE Spending The Money

by Michael Devney Wading through an Arts Council England Annual Review is just the sort of thing to make you yearn for the Christmas holidays, exciting reading they are not. So, with thoughts of sticky pudding in our heads...

Published in Feature on December 10, 2007 3:19 PM

Get Your Story Straight

Preparing, creating and shooting a short dance film is a fairly complex process, more complex than you might think, and there are a lot of mistakes to be made by those new to the game. So, here in TheLab™ we thought broad overview of the process might be a good idea, just to get you started!

Published in Feature on November 22, 2007 4:52 PM

Shooting Stills, Weapon of Choice!

Following our recent feature on shooting images of dancers with stills cameras we thought it might be a good idea to give you a rundown on some good value camera equipment to actually take the photos with. So let us dispense with the pleasantries and get on with it shall we?

Published in Feature on October 30, 2007 3:45 PM

Contact Moscow Festival

Summer is the time of festivals and in dance terms this means summer schools, courses and contact festivals. Now, listening to the experiences of other dancers and friends in the profession, a huge quantity of people opt to go to ‘Impulstanz’, the dance festival/course held in Vienna every year. However, I felt the need to experience something a little different.

Published in Feature on October 26, 2007 4:04 PM

Frame The Dancer

The proliferation of dance blogging has brought about a proliferation of dance photos all over the web, some of them good some of them bad and a few of them really really pointless. Even the most mundane dance shot can be brought to life however with a little bit of tweaking here and there. We offer up some quick tips to make those shots just a little bit more presentable.

Published in Feature on October 24, 2007 2:46 PM

The Video Web Part Deux

by Martin French Making your own dance videos is all well and good but what happens when you want to put those videos online? Of course, you could use YouTube or some other online system to the job but...

Published in Feature on September 23, 2007 7:48 PM

The Video Web

by Martin French Making your own dance videos is all well and good but what happens when you want to put those videos online? Of course, you could use YouTube or some other online system to the job but...

Published in Feature on September 23, 2007 7:18 PM

Can You Cut It?

By Martin French When you're making a dance film or a promotional video shooting the actual footage is only half the battle. Once you have committed your masterpiece to tape/hard disk/memory card you have to edit the hours of...

Published in Feature on August 14, 2007 4:22 PM

Danger, Danger, Danger

By Michelle Lefevre Over the years Article19 has been called many things. Childish, belligerent, dangerous, derogatory, unprofessional, and, bizarrely, manufacturers of orange juice! With that in mind we thought it was about time we cast our glance around the...

Published in Feature on July 5, 2007 6:42 PM

Shooting Straight

Committing a live dance performance to video can bring give you a lot of headaches if, as a dance maker, you have to take responsibility for it yourself. If you can't come up with he cash to pay someone then you're going to need some help to get it done right and that's what we're here for!

Published in Feature on June 19, 2007 5:42 PM

Broken Bones, Healing Hands

If a professional dancer makes just one wrong move in class, in rehearsal or on stage it could, literally, be the end of their career. Feeling a crack in an ankle joint, twisting a knee or experiencing a sharp pain in the lower back along with a multitude of other injuries are all things dancer's dread more than anything else. Injury brings even greater fear, uncertainty and doubt into a profession where job security is a joke

Published in Feature on April 9, 2007 8:39 PM

Ground Control To Major Tom

Live video broadcasting has always been the preserve of the mighty television companies and a lowly dance person would never dream of an 'as it happens' video broadcast to a location thousands of miles away. There are commercial video conferencing solutions available to to the public but they're expensive. So what can you do for free, or almost free?

Published in Feature on April 2, 2007 2:26 PM

Build Me An Ivory Tower

Since late 2001, following the opening of The Space in Dundee, the frenzied construction of new or refurbished dance facilities across the UK may have given the uninitiated the slightly misguided impression that dance was a profession minted with large sums of disposable cash.

Published in Feature on March 25, 2007 8:52 PM

The All Seeing Eye

Having just launched the Film Room we thought it would be a good idea, since we're looking for video/film material from our readers, to point you in the direction of some of the best video cameras you can buy/rent to do your filming with.

Published in Feature on March 8, 2007 8:36 PM

NDA Websites Circa 2007

by Martin French Two years ago we had a long hard look at the websites the National Dance Agency Network in England were using to tell the world about who they were and what they were doing. Some of...

Published in Feature on February 28, 2007 8:56 PM

British Dance Edition 2008

Festivals for contemporary dance are by no means unusual but the British Dance Edition (BDE) stands out for the simple reason that it manages to cram an unspeakable number of performances into a very short space of time, just 3 days in total.

Published in Feature on February 27, 2007 3:59 PM

New World Listings

By Michelle Lefevre Getting the word out about dance performances happening across the UK - or anywhere else in the world for that matter - is a big challenge facing dance companies old and new. In our ever more...

Published in Feature on January 10, 2007 6:36 PM

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