May 2004

  1. Realism always beats a magic wand...

    Friday 28 May 2004

    Collaborative management works well in the arts. ‘Now Sadler’s Wells seems to be doing the right thing. Instead of seeking a single exotic saviour, it has put into place the solidly experienced and w… Continue Reading

  2. Sally Gilmour

    Friday 28 May 2004

    the Ballet Rambert leading ballerina died recently. Dame Marie Rambert was fullsome in her praise: ‘“Sally was an outstanding artist,” she wrote of Gilmour in her created title role in Andrée … Continue Reading

  3. 'Dance Across Time'

    Rambert education project wins award

    Wednesday 26 May 2004

    A Rambert Dance Company education project has won a major award for innovative learning in heritage projects. Dancing Across Time ,a four day residency which took place in July 2003 at The National Trust-owned … Continue Reading

  4. Cunningham in Seoul

    Monday 24 May 2004

    ‘Split sides, Sigur Rós and Radiohead’s collaboration with choreographer Merce Cunningham, can be performed in 32 different combinations of music, design, costume and lights, depending on pre-perfor… Continue Reading

  5. 'A Tragedy of Fashion' 1926

    Rambert, Ashton & A Tragedy Of Fashion

    Monday 24 May 2004

    This week at Sadler’s Wells, Rambert Dance Company presents the world première of a modern re-interpretation by Ian Spink*of *Sir Frederick Ashton’s A Tragedy of Fashion*,* the work that Ballet Ramb… Continue Reading

  6. Tommy the Clown

    Friday 21 May 2004

    - recently seen at Sadler’s Wells ‘Breakin Convention’ hip hop festival, invented ‘krumping’ in 1992. ‘Groups gather in school grounds, parking lots and yards to perform and &… Continue Reading

  7. Crystal Palace Dancesport Cup

    Crystal Palace DanceSport Cup

    Friday 14 May 2004

    Over 200 best couples from over 25 countries will descend on Crystal Palace National Sports Centre on Monday 24 May to compete in this exciting International Event recognised by International DanceSport Federati… Continue Reading

  8. ‘art for art’s sake’ argument won’t win cash

    Wednesday 12 May 2004

    The arts must improve the way they measure and assess their social impact if they are going to secure the funding they need, according to the Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr). In a new report, For Art… Continue Reading

  9. Preljocaj

    Tuesday 11 May 2004

    Jenny Gilbert talks to Angelin Preljocaj to find out ‘how does a choreographer go about creating the impression of out-of-body experience using dancers who are very obviously “in the body”?R… Continue Reading

  10. Hip-hop

    Tuesday 11 May 2004

    Breakin’ Convention, an International Festival of Hip Hop Dance Theatre, is coming to Sadler’s Wells this weekend. Judith Mackrell gives an A – Z of the Hip-hop dance scene, Guardian, 11 May.04… Continue Reading

  11. Black Musicals hit West End this summer

    Monday 10 May 2004

    Although Black artists are at the cutting edge of the music industry, they haven’t so far had a high profile in the West End. That looks set to change as promoters consider two successful new musicals, fea… Continue Reading

  12. The Place

    From Ballet To Bharata Natyam

    Monday 10 May 2004

    South Asian Dance Breaks New Ground With Bold New Changes In The Uk Dance Curriculum. Starting this September, London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS) is introducing a strand in South Asian dance as part of its … Continue Reading

  13. The Place Prize

    Shortlist for Place Prize announced

    Wednesday 5 May 2004

    Twenty choreographers chosen by an international jury of dance experts were announced today on the shortlist for The Place Prize for Dance 2004, sponsored by Bloomberg. They will each receive a commission of £3… Continue Reading

  14. Laban awards 2004

    Wednesday 5 May 2004

    Laban have announced details of three award schemes for this year. The UK New Choreography Awards, The Chris De Marigny Dance Writers’ Award and The Marion North Mentoring Scheme are accepting applications… Continue Reading

  15. Killing Moves in Dance

    Wednesday 5 May 2004

    ‘“What drives someone to walk into a bar and plant a bomb with 500 nails in it?” asks the dancer, choreographer and director Liam Steel. He is referring to David Copeland. It was five years ago… Continue Reading

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