Place Prize Again

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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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As if to prove the long running mantra in the arts that no bad idea is too bad to repeat the Place Prize (PP) lurches into view once more hosted by The Place in London and sponsored by Bloomberg.

In case you don't know PP is the Pop Stars of contemporary dance. Each night dancers go before an audience at the Robin Howard Theatre in London and the audience then votes on who goes forward to the next round with the winner also receiving £1,000 and a chance to win £25,000 when the judges decide who's work is the best (or the best of a bad lot in any case but perhaps we're being cynical!)

Despite criticism of the format the last time around, mainly because it was very easy for London based choreographers to stack the deck in their favour by filling the audience with their friends and colleagues, the competition is proceeding with almost the same format as before.

If you wish to take part all you have to do is make a three minute video and send it off to the Place in London for their consideration. Deadline is Tuesday 28 February 2006 so there is no rush, further details available on the PP website which has a link below.

Please be mindful of the following conditions regarding the video;

"The video must be on a digital format (Mini DV), to maintain the quality of the material when it is copied. You provide the tape. The maximum length is three minutes - additional footage will not be viewed. Your material must be recorded at the beginning of the tape with ten seconds of black at the start."

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