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Where Are We?

The last few weeks for dance and the arts in general have been one long list of stupid. From the outside looking in, the whole arts profession, from top to bottom, has the appearance of a clown car driving through...

Published on March 15, 2018 12:24 AM

Pas De Rojo

Dance companies do not make an appearance in the national press news pages that often. If they do it's because the company is doing something stupid or the paper is running a fawning profile to fill up space in the...

Published on January 31, 2018 11:10 PM

What Lies Beneath

Dance is a sexist profession. It is gender biased towards men, this is demonstrable and undeniable. Women don't get hired to top jobs as much as men and they don't get commissioned as often as men despite outnumbering those men...

Published on January 9, 2018 11:47 AM

Minding The People's Business

On occasion, we must turn to the fictional world to form the introduction to a written piece, so with that in mind; During an episode of the long running TV series 'The West Wing', a show concerned with the political...

Published on July 18, 2017 1:27 PM

The NPO Face Plant

Tuesday's announcement from Arts Council England (ACE) concerning their National Portfolio Organisations (NPO) was, compared to 2014, a fairly low-key affair. Unlike the previous round of funding this year was not expected to feature any huge cuts to the arts...

Published on June 29, 2017 1:16 PM

It's Time To Pick A Side

In perhaps one of the most craven, partisan political acts this country has witnessed in the last 100 years the UK's Prime Minister, Theresa May, has called for a general election to take place in just 7 weeks. As the...

Published on April 20, 2017 2:29 PM

Jupiter's Buttocks

Tim Couchman (Mr Couch) is a man, a ballet dancing man, he's pissed and he's not going to take it anymore. This particular ballet bloke is a little bit unhappy, to say the least, with the dancers at The Royal...

Published on March 24, 2017 2:06 PM

Show Them The Money

Uber, in-case you don't know, is a taxi company that pretends not be a taxi company. Aside from being a taxi company pretending not to be a taxi company they are, demonstrably, a terrible organisation to work for. Their drivers...

Published on March 14, 2017 10:14 AM

Game of Numbers

Just over a year ago we, here in TheLab™, wrote about Canvas, a YouTube project funded by Arts Council England (ACE) to the tune of £1.8Million that was supposed to help arts organisations, specifically NPOs, monetise their media content on...

Published on March 2, 2017 12:01 AM

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

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