Swimming With Sharks
Arts Council England continues to play the digital media game with large amounts of money but this time a commercial company is taking £1.8Million so the arts can take part in a game they should not be playing.
Published in Feature on October 8, 2014 12:38 PM
Two weeks ago we published "Hiring Women" a detailed look at the motivations behind dance makers decisions to hire one gender over another, or not as the case may be. Since then we, here in TheLab™, have been poring over the historic audition information published on Article19 from 2006 until 2014.
Published in Feature on August 18, 2014 1:24 PM
When it comes to contemporary dance in the UK Article19 carries almost every audition that comes up from companies large and small. We also carry auditions from European companies and beyond if and when they come in. Over the last seven months though we noticed a trend.
Published in Feature on August 7, 2014 10:26 AM
Arts Council England revives TheSpace with a massive amount of funding that they awarded to themselves because only they could operate a project to turn people away from the arts in droves.
Published in Feature on June 25, 2014 11:44 AM
How Much Is A Dancer Worth?
What is a fair wage for a professional dancer? It's a common question and there is no simple answer but here in TheLab™ we are always up for a challenge so let's see if we can work it out.
Published in Feature on May 22, 2014 10:29 AM
The Big Ten
Let's get one thing straight right away. Buzzfeed didn't invent the story based list so for this, we make no apologies! So let's break down the ten biggest problems facing the wide world of dance. Feel free to fix any...
Published in Feature on May 12, 2014 10:33 PM
We Need To Talk About Dancer's Jobs
Do you know how many regular, full-time jobs there are for professional dancers in the UK? The simple answer is not many. If we look at jobs in touring professional contemporary companies then the number of full time positions is...
Published in Feature on April 24, 2014 12:24 PM
Errol White Company
I first interviewed Errol White in 2009. He had just landed in Edinburgh and was about to take off with his newly founded company. IAM was their debut piece and arrived into the Traverse Theatre in 2009 with the weight of a company that was here to stay.
Published in Feature on April 2, 2014 12:43 PM
A Dancer in Holland
Strictly speaking you're not actually supposed to call Holland Holland at all but rather The Netherlands. Holland refers to two provinces of the country, North Holland and South Holland. Home to some 16.8Millions souls (approximately) the country is well know for being very liberal, very flat and the home of a lot of old fashioned windmills, cycling en-masse and great cheese.
Published in Feature on March 24, 2014 11:50 AM
A Dancer in Norway
Norway is a relatively small country with a population size approximate to that of Scotland, 5 million souls all told. It makes up for the spectacularly cold winters with very warm summers and scenery to die for almost everywhere you look.
Published in Feature on February 4, 2014 11:13 AM
You Got Tagged
When it comes to arts organisations designing and releasing applications for mobile devices the rules are the same for getting involved in a land war in Asia, you just don't do it. Over the years there have been a few good examples but Pavilion Dance South West have unleashed perhaps the best example yet of why mobile application and arts organisations just don't mix.
Published in Feature on January 23, 2014 11:37 AM
A Dancer in Belgium
Despite it's relatively small size, 11 million souls (approximately), Belgium is quite the power-house of dance, depending on your personal tastes that is. It is also the home of the EU and NATO, so if things get difficult you can...
Published in Feature on January 20, 2014 5:24 PM
A Dancer in Germany
Dancers are a nomadic bunch and, often times, they have to go wandering off overseas to ply their trade. Here in TheLab™ we thought it would be a good idea to give you a flavour of what life is like,...
Published in Feature on January 13, 2014 8:31 PM
A Dancer in Switzerland
If you're looking for a complete change of pace then you couldn't do much better than Switzerland. Sharing a border with France, Germany, Austria and Italy this country of just over 8 million people has scenery to die for and winter weather done the way winter weather was supposed to be done.