The Awards 2012
For 2012 we decided to hold our prestigious event on the side of a Swiss Alp as a massive avalanche approached because we wanted to add an element of intense danger and mortal peril to the proceedings. That's the last...
Published in Feature on December 18, 2012 12:19 PM
The Media Advice Paradox
Ever since Arts Council England, along with the BBC, took up the "Building Digital Capacity" mantle it's been one horrendous (and at times completely hilarious) mis-step after another.
Published in Feature on December 9, 2012 8:16 PM
Cash for Access
Following on from our piece last week 'The Ground Game', all about a more collaborative way to share information through the dance world, we thought a follow up on the effectives of Facebook would be a good idea.
Published in Feature on December 4, 2012 10:20 PM
The Ground Game
We've written before on Article19 about how networks like Facebook and Twitter are turning into nothing more than noise machines. Everybody's talking, but nobody's listening.
Published in Feature on November 27, 2012 1:18 PM
This feature started its life following a simple, off the cuff question. Whilst standing on the top floor of the National Dance Agency building Dance City, located in Newcastle upon Tyne, we asked how someone in a wheelchair would be able to get out in the event of an emergency, particularly a fire, since the lifts would be shut off for safety reasons.
Published in Feature on August 22, 2012 11:57 AM
The Royal Ballet's Women
Classical ballet companies have never been known for their willingness to allow women into the upper echelons of the creative process and The Royal Ballet, in London, is no exception.
Published in Feature on July 17, 2012 12:42 PM
A long time ago we wrote a piece about the video website YouTube. At the time it was still a relatively new service and the range of features and the video quality on offer left a lot to be desired....
Published in Feature on July 15, 2012 2:37 PM
In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream
You may or may not be aware that Arts Council England (ACE) in conjunction with the BBC launched an "on demand" service for the arts called 'The Space' on May 1st. The service will run for just six months and is designed to showcase new ways of commissioning "digital" media for the arts, or at least that what the press release says.
Published in Feature on May 10, 2012 1:42 PM
Pay Me My Money Down
If you're a bit of a news-hound you may have noticed some folks in the media complaining about proposed changes in tax law that might mean fewer large donations for the great and not really that good at all in...
Published in Feature on April 18, 2012 2:46 PM
The inherent problem with many social networking systems or websites is, what we call, signal noise. There is simply so much information floating around that more often than not things simply get lost in the incessant chatter.
Published in Feature on February 15, 2012 3:11 PM
The Alston Studio
As we all know education is a big part of the wacky world of dance and to celebrate this Richard Alston Dance Company have set up a website that's all about educating the people.
Published in Feature on January 25, 2012 3:19 PM
The format of Resolution hasn't changed since the festivals inception during the reign of Ashford of Johns in 1786. It's just triple bill after triple bill, ad-infinitum. Here in TheLab™ we thought the tired format could do with an overhaul, so let's take a look at what we came up with.
Published in Feature on January 16, 2012 5:41 PM
The days of mailing in a printed copy of your CV for a job are over. That ship has sailed, anybody who thinks otherwise is probably working at the Royal Opera House but even that creaky old wreck is getting with the times.