The Bonnies

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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 annual awards go the Bonnie Bird Awards are not up there with the Oscars or even the thoroughly pointless Critics Circle Awards but they do at least serve some practical purpose for the recipients.

This time out the winners of the £1,500 choreographic development funding are Anais Bouts, Katie Green and Matthias Sperling. To our chagrin we have yet to encounter the first two dance makers but Matthias Sperling's new Work 'Riff' is available for previewing on this very website.

Although the press release sates that the funding is "to support and nurture new and emerging choreographers in the UK." that basically means these guys can pay rent while working on their dance making, at least for a few months.

In addition to the choreography awards there is also the 'Marion North Mentoring Scheme', won this year by Sean Graham. He will spend the next year being mentored by Robert Hylton of Robert Hylton Urban Classicism, the company that was just stripped of its Arts Council England RFO funding! Ouch.

[ Matthias Sperling 'Riff' ]

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