End of Year Review 2007
2007 comes to an end so we, here in TheLab™ take a look back over the good and the bad things that permeated this addled profession.
Published in Editorial on December 23, 2007 4:36 PM
Rage Against The Machine
This coming November the Government will announce their, so-called, comprehensive spending review. This review will determine just how much money goes where from the national budget of approximately £500Billion.
Published in Editorial on September 30, 2007 7:20 PM
Yours for a Dollar
If the press hacks are to be believed dance is, once again, undergoing a resurgence of popularity with the advent of numerous 'reality' television shows featuring dance as their premise that have appeared on a number of networks, worldwide over the last few years.
Published in Editorial on September 16, 2007 7:05 PM
"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." That was the opening line to a feature piece written back in April within this very tome. Just last week this became all too real as our cameras caught just such an incident taking place during a live performance.
Published in Editorial on July 24, 2007 5:23 PM
Begging For More
"Through a wide reaching programme of research and consultation the Arts Council will explore how people value the arts and, by gaining a deeper understanding of what is important to them, become more accountable to the public it serves." Thus begins Arts Council England's latest attempt to get the public on board with the whole idea of using their money, through taxes, to pay for the arts.
Published in Editorial on March 26, 2007 1:06 PM
Contemporary Dance Is Rubbish
Do not be dismayed however because we need contemporary dance to be rubbish, at least some of it, because how would we know what the good stuff was until first we witnessed the life changing tedium of a piece of work that is so bad it makes you wonder why human beings are the dominant species on this planet.
Published in Editorial on March 3, 2007 6:03 PM
Death of the Sequence
Several years ago a documentary on William Forsythe showed the American dance maker creating a solo with one of his dancers from Ballet Frankfurt. The two were engaged in a one on one creative battle to squeeze every ounce of precision out of a sequence of movement, the position of a hand, the transition from standing to floor all discussed and practiced in minute detail.
Published in Editorial on February 9, 2007 3:22 PM
DCMS/DanceUK Keep Quacking
by Article19 Article19 reported in January last year on the formation of the Department for Culture Media and Sport's (DCMS) 'Dance Forum' a group of administrators that would gather several times per year and discuss issues pertinent to dance...
Published in Editorial on January 21, 2007 8:53 PM
2006 The Year That Was
Article19 rolls into its sixth year online with our traditional end of year review. Unlike other publications we actually write ours after the year is over, not like the clowns in the national press who do theirs in July while on holiday in Tenerife! Why else do you think they never mention something that happens in November?