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Video - Panta Rei Danseteater 'Lullaby'

Norwegian dance company Panta Rei Danseteater, late last year, conducted a little experiment whereby three dance makers created two pieces with the same name based on the same idea, featuring three male dancers and two musicians, to see what the outcome was.

June 2nd, 2016

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Starting on March 2nd the National Dance Network, which used to be ANDA, will kick start a national tour of new dance companies called 'Dance 3'.

We'll spare you the press blurb but essentially the touring programme gives a performance platform, outside of London (for the most part), to several new dance makers all trying to make their mark on the wacky world of dance.

Ok, some of the dance makers aren't that new, in fact they've been making work for ages but let's celebrate the fact that the powers that be decided to do something a little more ambitious for these guys.

The 29 stop tour will feature work by Claire Cunningham & Jose Agudo, Tom Dale, Laïla Diallo, Heather Eddington, Darren Ellis, Mickael Marso Riviere, Freddie Opoku-Addaie, Tanja Råman, Douglas Thorpe and Ben Wright. Many of whom you are probably familiar with.

You can get more details on the Dance 3 website and even watch some video, albeit poorly formatted and in very low quality.

Depending on your take on what is and is not interesting a certain dance publication suggested the National Dance Agencies should try something just like this;

"The National Dance Agency Network would appear to be the best way forward for developing a post-Resolution touring structure for new companies that would enable them to reach a wider audience and tickle the artistic palettes of more than just the London crowd."

The only problem? We said that five years ago!

[ Dance 3 ]
[ 'Resolution Resolution' ]

nb: Keeping our recent piece 'Self Interest' in mind, take a wild guess where you will find no mention of this project at all?

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