€4m pan-European project to support disabled artists

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03 Aug 2018

New funding aims to bring disabled artists into the mainstream of European dance and theatre, and build a network committed to presenting their work.

Dance key to tackling obesity in primary schools, says Ofsted

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24 Jul 2018

The subject is seen as a useful way of encouraging children to engage with physical activity, even if they do not like competitive sports.

Exploring mental health through dance

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12 Jul 2018

A project in three Manchester secondary schools engaged students in discussions about mental health and enabled them to develop their own creative responses through dance and movement. Kevin Edward Turner tells the story.

Dancing in the streets

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05 Jul 2018

Losing NPO funding was devastating for Dance Manchester, but it has liberated the company to pursue its own path driving placemaking through outdoor work, says Deb Ashby.

Connecting a diverse programme with diverse audiences

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03 May 2018

Bespoke segmentation modelling helps Sadler’s Wells talk to its audiences with personalised precision across venues and genres. Sebastian Cheswright Cater explains how.

A continuous talent stream

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03 May 2018

At the very heart of Jasmin Vardimon Company is a dedication to education and nurturing talent. Lauren Baldock explains who benefits and how.

Caroline Miller appointed Interim CEO of Birmingham Royal Ballet

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02 Mar 2018

The previous Director of Dance UK has returned to the country after a stint working for Orlando Ballet in Florida.

My Gurus - Mira Kaushik

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15 Feb 2018

Mira Kaushik reveals how an introduction to experimental Indian street theatre in the 1970s and conversations with a vagrant bohemian wanderer shaped her career.

My Gurus – Sean Gandini

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09 Feb 2018

A barefoot dancer and a 90-year-old juggler: Sean Gandini reveals the people who have shaped him and his career.

Current music education system a ‘disaster’ for post-Brexit UK

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09 Feb 2018

Music and dance leaders have implored a Lords select committee to support the introduction of a special arrangement within the visa system for performers.

Rural England: is there an appetite for culturally diverse art?

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08 Feb 2018

New research found audiences in rural Lincolnshire are hungry for culturally diverse theatre and dance, but the provision isn’t there. Arya Madhavan and Sreenath Nair explore the issues.

Reader’s question: Flamenco Productions asks ‘what should I do next?’

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27 Nov 2017

Do you have any advice for Vicky Rodríguez-Altuna, who wants to take her successful flamenco show around the UK but is struggling to raise the necessary funding?

Hong Kong: Where dance and technology meet

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22 Nov 2017

In the lead-up to the opening of new venues in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District, Anna CY Chan is embracing technology to broaden dance audiences and develop future talent.

Making the most of membership

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02 Nov 2017

How did Sadler’s Wells manage to increase its membership and ticket sales while cutting discounts and other incentives? Sebastian Cheswright Cater shares the secrets of their success.

My gurus – Sue Hoyle

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02 Nov 2017

After almost a decade guiding others at the Clore Leadership Programme, Sue Hoyle reflects on those that have influenced her career.

Three-year project to ‘fundamentally change’ dance touring

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27 Oct 2017

Dance development agency Pavilion Dance South West will co-ordinate ‘Surf the Wave’, a programme of talent development and artist support leading up to a showcase in May 2019.

New £500k dance project to tackle inactivity in older people

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06 Oct 2017

The project marks a change in strategy for funder Sport England, which had signalled its willingness to consider how dance could tackle inactivity.

My Gurus – David Bintley

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21 Sep 2017

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s David Bintley remembers Frederick Ashton and others who have shaped and guided his career. 

A digital season

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14 Sep 2017

Scottish Ballet’s first digital season gave the company the opportunity to experiment with new technologies, but would audiences like it? Charlotte Gross tells the story.

Dance development takes a hit in NPO funding round

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30 Jun 2017

Although the new portfolio will contain seven more dance organisations, three regional dance development agencies have lost funding.

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