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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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Arts Council England, the funding monolith that provides core funding for thousands of arts organisation across England, has announced that the vast majority of their "clients" will receive a cut of just 0.5% from their current financial year budget.

Organisations as large as The Royal Opera House will lose just over £140,000 and dance companies, such as Motionhouse and Candoco, will lose in the region of £1,500 depending on their individual budgets.

The cuts will affect all regularly funded organisations (RFO's).

Although £1,500 may not seem like a lot the budgets for smaller organisations are very tightly controlled and are almost certainly allocated at the start of the financial year so there's going to be some hurt.

The cuts will come into effect next year when the RFO's receive their final payments for this financial year.

[ Press Release from ACE ]

  • Dance

    Arts Council North West has a new office in Manchester, I phoned them; Arts Council London, and they very nicely explained that they have moved Human Resources, IT and other bits up North (West).

    Imagine how much they must be saving?
    Does The Imp have any time to find out how much money they are saving by relocating?

  • http://www.article19.co.uk/...

    ACE gave no figure for the savings in moving the call centre to Manchester

  • Dance

    "The Royal Opera House will lose just over £140,000"

    I'd love to find out what their costume budget is for a year, how do I get that info using Freedom of Information?

    Basically if £140,000 is for both ballet and opera I'd like to know how much it will impact.

  • The Royal Opera House is, conveniently, not covered by the FOIA. If they have sent that information at any time to ACE or another public body then you could get at the information that way, or you could just ask them, they might tell you!

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