April 2006

  1. Random gives dancers permanent contracts

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Random Dance New Contracts, New Programme, Random Dance has just announced its programme of work for 2003 and a new commitment to its dancers. It becomes the first independent contemporary dance company to offer… Continue Reading

  2. Blast background

    Friday 7 April 2006

    The BBC is launching a new multi-media initiative which will help teenagers tap into their creativity, develop their talents in dance, music, art or film making. Ultimately, they’ll be encouraged to stage… Continue Reading

  3. Phoenix Dance Theatre wins Business Link Award

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Phoenix wins Business Link AwardPhoenix wins Business Link Award Phoenix Dance Theatre, based in Leeds, has received a grant from Business Link West Yorkshire to help raise its profile overseas. Members of the c… Continue Reading

  4. International American Choreographers' Showcase

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Choreographers & PiecesThe Ballplayers of Xibalba (premiered at the Youth Theater in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia on May 25, 2002) Choreographer: Susana B. Williams Music by: By Glen Velez Performance: Susana B. Wil… Continue Reading

  5. South Bank Centre

    Friday 7 April 2006

    New Chief Executive for the South BankMichael Lynch is leaving Syndey Opera House to come to London in September.read more Who Can Save the South Bank?The debate continues… Join the Observer online debate … Continue Reading

  6. Royal Opera House

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Back at Covent GardenAfter ten years away David Bintley explains what its like to be back. His new ballet, Les Saisons, created for the Royal Ballet will be premiered at the Royal Opera House at the end of May.N… Continue Reading

  7. Dance History

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Cambodian arts revival“During Pol Pot’s four-year reign of terror, up to 80 per cent of Cambodia’s artists With them went much of the performance repertory of classical theatre and dance, as we… Continue Reading

  8. Arts Funding Issues

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Ian Bramleythe Editor of Dance Theatre Journal and Head of Publications @ Laban becomes the new Director of Dance UK from the end of June.read onADAD and Dance UKare to join forcesmore detailsArts Council Englan… Continue Reading

  9. Dancing Houses

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Dancing Houses – London Open HouseThe annual London Open House weekend takes place on 20 & 21 September 2003 and is London’s biggest architectural event, giving Londoners and visitors alike the c… Continue Reading

  10. National Youth Dance Agency

    Friday 7 April 2006

    New National Youth Dance AgencyArts Council England, in partnership with the Department of Education and Skills (DfES), will be establishing a Youth Dance Agency for England. The DfES have committed £300,000 ov… Continue Reading

  11. Health & Fitness

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Learning to ballroom dancecan keep dementia at bay, according to neurologist Joe Verghese. “Dancing involves precise physical activity, listening to the music, remembering dance steps and taking your partn… Continue Reading

  12. London's Open House w/end

    Friday 7 April 2006

    London Open House Weekend21 & 22 September 2002. London’s biggest annual architecture exhibition takes place on 21 & 22 September. In a celebration of contemporary and renowned architecture across … Continue Reading

  13. Merce Cunningham is back in town.

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Merce CunninghamMerce Cunningham talks to Judith Mackrell in The Guardian about why he doesn’t watch dance performances other than his own:“Cunningham rarely watches other dance performances. He say… Continue Reading

  14. London arts organisations face cuts

    Friday 7 April 2006

    ALG defer decision to cut arts fundingArts Council London issued the following statement, following the Association of London Government’s decision to defer decisions in cuts in fudning to arts organisatio… Continue Reading

  15. Racism in the Arts

    Friday 7 April 2006

    GLASS CEILINGS The findings of the Glass Ceilings report into the experiences of London’s black and Asian arts managers and administrators should cause us all to question our understanding of cultural dive… Continue Reading

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