Atop The Mountain
The more astute among you, or those that can simply read a calendar, may have noticed that this column has not been updated since June of last year when, ironically, we spoke of the arts world and its reluctance to...
Published on January 3, 2017 2:04 PM
The events of the last several months in this country and abroad have been mentally shattering to anybody with a conscience irrespective of their political leanings, nationality or religion. From the attacks in Paris and Belgium, through the ongoing refugee/migration...
Published on June 21, 2016 1:27 PM
The Cost Of Free
There is one thing that is certain in the life of a professional dancer and that is the need to attend a class or six as often as possible to make sure their respective talent is still where it's supposed...
Published on June 9, 2016 12:06 PM
How Can We Miss You If You Won't Leave?
Knowing your history is important, no matter what field of study or profession you choose to be a part of. Having an understanding of where you came from and how things got to be the way they are, for better...
Published on March 15, 2016 2:23 PM
What If Nobody Watches?
The date was October 8th 2014, Article19 published a piece entitled "Swimming with Sharks". That particular essay concerned itself with Arts Council England handing over £1.8Million in hard cash to a company called Rightster (stop laughing at the back) to...
Published on February 3, 2016 7:32 PM
The Anatomy of a Non Apology
Akram Khan attempts to fix the mess he made with comments about female dance makers but only makes things worse by proving that, perhaps, he's not really that bright or well informed when it comes to the wide world of dance.
Published on January 28, 2016 1:39 PM
No Girls Allowed
Imagine for a second that you are a female dance student at any dance school across this country, throughout Europe or anywhere else in the world. The chances are what you would see on any given morning was a studio...
Published on December 23, 2015 12:02 PM
ProDanceLeeds for the Win
Tis the season and as such the newspapers, online or otherwise, have been making their picks for the top ten of this or the top five of that with many a dance company lapping up the attention and confirmation of...
Published on December 21, 2015 12:03 PM
The Joy of Dance [sic]
Whenever contemporary dance ends up on television it is never going to end well for all involved. Whether it's a long form documentary or the showing of a piece of work (the rarest of things on network television) the only...
Published on December 15, 2015 12:08 PM
Choreographer A vs Choreographer B
We're not sure when it started, maybe it's always been like this and we just didn't notice, but everything in the world, including the arts and especially dance, is subject to being graded on a curve. Concentrate, because things are...
Published on June 18, 2015 1:04 PM