1. Akram Khan
Photo: Jean Louis Fernandez

    News: The Progress 1000: London's most influential people in dance 2016

    Monday 12 September 2016

    The most influential people in dance in London during 2016 have been named in this year’s 'The Progress 1000'. Continue Reading

  2. Kenneth Tharp. Photo: Retts Wood

    News: Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp to stand down as Chief Executive of The Place

    Thursday 8 September 2016 by Mark Doerfel

    After nine years in the role, Kenneth is moving on: "It has been a great privilege to serve the organisation that helped to shape me as an artist and to work alongside so many deeply committed and talented c… Continue Reading

  3. Screen shot from Anna Heighway's 'Move About It'.

    News: Joie de Vivre Dance Film winners announced

    Wednesday 31 August 2016 by Mark Doerfel

    Pavilion Dance South West's competition was set up to celebrate dance by, with and for older people. Watch the winning entries here... Continue Reading

  4. Jamaal Burkmar Dance

    News: New Adventures Choreographer Award showcase

    Thursday 25 August 2016 by Mark Doerfel

    2016 winner Jamaal Burkmar shows three new works at the Platform Theatre from 21 - 24 September... Continue Reading

  5. The BENCH. Photo: Luke Evans

    News: Tackling gender disparity in dance

    Thursday 25 August 2016 by Mark Doerfel

    2Faced Dance Company's programme The BENCH enters its second year, supporting the work of seven female choreographers in a career development programme Continue Reading

  6. Zoielogic Dance in 'Safe'
Photo: Farrows Creative

    News: ZoieLogic Dance Theatre selected for Elevate Award from Arts Council

    Monday 22 August 2016

    All-male contemporary dance/theatre company ZoieLogic Dance Theatre has been selected to receive a prestigious Elevate Award from Arts Council England which substantially increases its funding status Continue Reading

  7. Kwame Asafo-Adjei
Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    News: 52 Portraits - video series capturing dancers' fears and freedom

    Thursday 11 August 2016

    The Guardian's Judith Mackrell features '52 Portraits', a digital project by Jonathan Burrows, Hugo Glendinning and Matteo Fargion . . . Continue Reading

  8. Resolution at The Place

    News: Apply now to be part of Resolution 2017 at The Place

    Thursday 4 August 2016 by Mark Doerfel

    As well as being a unique platform for artists to present their work on an established London stage, Resolution offers support and guidance throughout the process, from application to post-performance.... Continue Reading

  9. Balletboyz' Moovbank

    News: Moovbank - Balletboyz online resource for teaching dance in schools

    Wednesday 3 August 2016 by Mark Doerfel

    Packed with inspirational content including filmed lessons, performance clips, interviews and lesson plans, Moovbank is designed for specialist and non-specialist teachers delivering dance in schools... Continue Reading

  10. Rosemary Butcher, from

    News: Rosemary Butcher 1947 - 2016

    Thursday 28 July 2016

    The influential dance and visual artist Rosemary Butcher died on 14 July, at the age of 69. Continue Reading

  11. News: On keeping a dance company in Cuba and being inspired by Carlos Acosta

    Wednesday 27 July 2016

    Ahead of her new show Vamos Cuba! Nilda Guerra talks to Sarah Crompton about the vitality and heritage of dance in Cuba Continue Reading

  12. Gleich Dances posing in front of Centre 151. Photo: Julia Gleich

    News: Choreographer Dam Van Huynh - new Artistic Director of Centre 151

    Monday 25 July 2016

    For 30 years the Hackney based centre has been a meeting point for refugees from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, promoting culture, arts and community integration. A recent Open Day celebrated the new appointment.. Continue Reading

  13. Darcey Bussell leads a dance work out in Trafalgar Square. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    News: Ten years of Big Dance

    Thursday 30 June 2016 by Mark Doerfel

    This week (2 – 10 July) thousands of people will be taking part in Big Dance events across the UK. In London the final Big Dance week starts with hundreds of people performing Akram Khan’s choreogr… Continue Reading

  14. Trinity Laban. Photo: Belinda Lawley

    News: Trinity Laban offers newly revised diploma for all dance teachers

    Wednesday 29 June 2016 by Mark Doerfel

    From this autumn, a newly revised Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning (DDTAL) – which is recognised as a route to Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills statu - will be available... Continue Reading

  15. Hofesh Shechter Company with members of East London Dance's network of choreographers & dancers outside the Tower of London, June 2016. Photo: Ellie Kurttz

    News: A major new dance & music production for the Tower of London in 2018

    Wednesday 29 June 2016 by Mark Doerfel

    East London Dance, Hofesh Shechter Company, Historic Royal Palaces and LIFT announce plans for 'East Wall' - a long-term talent development project and spectacular performance.... Continue Reading


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