October 2004

  1. Adzido Dance 'Footsteps of Africa' Photo: Anthony Crickmay

    Adzido Dance

    Thursday 7 October 2004

    Adzido Dance has had its £1m funding from Arts Council England withdrawn. As from the start of 2005 the company will close its offices and studio. Arts Council England has decided to withdraw its revenue fundi… Continue Reading

  2. Rambert

    Thursday 7 October 2004

    has recorded a surplus for its third consecutive year,“[Artistic Director Mark] Baldwin said the surplus has allowed him to push his vision of the company further in 2004/5 programming work of a larger and… Continue Reading

  3. Dance Phone

    Tuesday 5 October 2004

    Choreographic duo Frank Bock and Simon Vincenzi have created a new work that can only be accessed by listening on the telephone. As Judith Mackrell explains, From Afar is “a two-hour work created for eight… Continue Reading

  4. Irish Dancing

    Tuesday 5 October 2004

    William Shaw finds out how much it takes to train and compete in Irish dancing. Mary McDermott, mother of a young Irish dance champion, feels frustrated that its become more about the costumes than the dancing. … Continue Reading

  5. Graeae

    Tuesday 5 October 2004

    Graeae Theatre Company and London Metropolitan University “have launched a joint project to build the UK’s first fully accessible performing arts space for professional practitioners with physical or… Continue Reading

  6. Cunningham

    Tuesday 5 October 2004

    The Merce Cunningham Dance Company perform at the Barbican this week, as part of Dance Umbrella 2004. Merce Cunningham discusses his work, and his use of chance in performance. Cunningham’s new work, Side … Continue Reading

  7. Ballroom Dancing

    Tuesday 5 October 2004

    A social club in Norbury, South London is a hive of activity as 40 or so young dancers practise for this month’s International Open Championships held at the Royal Albert Hall. Jonathan Brown went along to… Continue Reading

  8. Dance Umbrella

    Tuesday 5 October 2004

    Three of America’s top choreographers, Merce Cunningham, Mark Morris, & David Gordon, are showing work at this year’s Dance Umbrella. Debra Craine talks to Dance Umbrella’s founder, Val Bou… Continue Reading

  9. Capture 04

    Capture 04

    Monday 4 October 2004

    The fourth round of Arts Council England’s screen-based dance production fund is now open for applications. Capture commissions original work enabling artists to challenge the concept of screen-based dance… Continue Reading

  10. Colin Townes

    Friday 1 October 2004

    - composes music for TV and film. His latest work is a score for Birmingham Royal Ballet, coming to Sadler’s Wells later this month. ‘The dramatic and rhythmic demands of the commission appear to hav… Continue Reading


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