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The Awards 2008

The movies have the Oscars, Broadway has the Tonys and soap opera's have a distinct lack of acting talent. In the dance world we have, well, 'The Awards". They used to have a proper name but it was rubbish and we vowed to come up with a new one is short order. Sadly that was three years ago but, you never know!

Published in Feature on December 26, 2008 10:41 PM

Live on the Internet?

Just before Christmas, on December 14th to be exact, US dance company Misnomer Dance Theatre, broadcast a live performance from the Joyce Theatre in Soho, New York. The live broadcast went out not on television but on the internet. How did they do this, was it any good and should you give it a try?

Published in Feature on December 26, 2008 3:40 PM

Dancer in the Light

It has been said that if you stood every morning on the stairs between Studio 1 and Studio 3 at the London School of Contemporary Dance in the early 70s until the mid 90's, you could hear the shouts of, "faster, faster,.....harder, harder" from upstairs, and the calm instructions of, "slower, slower.....softer, softer", from downstairs.

Published in Feature on December 9, 2008 1:59 PM

Harvest Time

Freelance dancers and dance teachers, and the freelance dancers who do lots of teaching (pretty much all of them), will understand the large amount of hassle that goes into tracking your clients, hours worked, invoicing, payments received and the numerous follow ups to actually get clients to hand over the money.

Published in Feature on August 6, 2008 2:45 PM

Crop, Resize, Re-Colour

Martin French examines the latest online photo editing application to hit the internet. The Photoshop brand from Adobe has a solid pedigree, does this transfer to the online version? Photoshop Express gets put through its paces with a screen cast thrown in for good measure.

Published in Feature on April 8, 2008 11:47 AM

SDT All grown up

Scottish Dance Theatre enter their 21st year. Susan Cunningham reports on the company's humble beginnings and how they have grown in to one of the best dance companies in the UK.

Published in Feature on April 6, 2008 12:10 PM

Silver Bullet

Using the internet for publicity purposes needs a more focused approach from all concerned. The venues and the companies need to work together to build audiences on a local level.

Published in Feature on March 19, 2008 4:43 PM

Video By Me = Vimeo!

The US based dance blog Danciti raised some questions about the choice of the New York City Ballet to use YouTube to launch its push into the online video world citing better design, better compression technology and a nicer bunch of people over at rival video service Vimeo. So we decided to take a close look at Vimeo and see just what they have to offer and are they a viable platform for distributing your dance video material at no cost?

Published in Feature on February 26, 2008 1:08 PM

Contact Israel

Professional dancer Vanessa Cook ventured to Israel just before Christmas for a month long contact improvisation festival to experience the dancing, the people and the culture. In a country that is dominated in western media coverage by political strife and violence something altogether different emerged.

Published in Feature on February 17, 2008 12:54 PM

British Dance Edition 2008

Extensive video coverage of the four day dance festival held in Liverpool from January 30th to February the 2nd 2008. Video from Hofesh Shechter, Shobana Jeyasingh and many more.

Published in Feature on February 11, 2008 10:10 AM

British Dance Edition, The Overview

If British Dance Edition 2008 in Liverpool is only ever remembered for one thing it will be for showcasing the strength of dance making on this chilly, windswept island of ours.

Published in Feature on February 8, 2008 11:29 AM

ACE 2009 and Beyond

I'll bet you thought we'd missed this didn't you? Arts Council England releases it's brand new funding figures for the next three years and Article19 has fallen asleep at the wheel, the shame of it! Well not quite, we were busy putting together our BDE coverage which was far more important than spinning ACE's numbers but here we are, the number sin full and a touch of analysis.

Published in Feature on February 7, 2008 9:09 AM

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