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.

Boys really can dance

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29 Jun 2017

Why do boys tend to give up dance classes when they reach their teens? Kate Laho and Natalie Holasz discuss the findings of a recent survey conducted by The Place.

A success story for dance

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01 Jun 2017

A European Union-funded dance project won ‘success story’ status from a panel of experts for its impact, creative approach and the inspiration it gave others. Carole Blade tells the story.

My Gurus – Patrick Collier

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18 May 2017

Producer Patrick Collier names the inspiring, perceptive and – occasionally – annoying people who have guided his working life.

Choreographing conspiracy

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16 May 2017

When choreographing a new contemporary dance work for young people, Rosie Kay committed to really listening to their concerns and beliefs – and it took the work in a surprising new direction.

£2.3m to expand dance-based health initiative

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11 May 2017

1,000 older people will benefit from the extension of a ‘Dance to Health’ programme involving arts partners including Yorkshire Dance and Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Meaningful audience relations

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04 May 2017

Digital platforms enhance audience engagement in museums and galleries but can the same be done in the performing arts? Ben Walmsley discusses a research project in contemporary dance.

Dance manifesto highlights education and Brexit

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03 May 2017

Election candidates are being asked to recognise and campaign to mitigate the strains facing the dance sector.

My Gurus – Avril Hitman

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17 Apr 2017

As she prepares to step down from the company she founded over 30 years ago, Avril Hitman reflects on her career at the forefront of inclusive dance.

Making the case for hip hop

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04 Apr 2017

Hip hop theatre choreographers are too often seen as outreach workers rather than artists, but a new initiative is trying to change that. Lee Griffiths explains how.

Inspired by creativity

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30 Mar 2017

After co-founding a successful dance company, Francesca Moseley reflects on her career as a producer, the support she has received and what it’s like to work freelance.

Sharing touring data

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30 Mar 2017

After updating its approach to data collection and sharing, Sadler’s Wells noticed a surge in email sign-ups for its visiting companies. Sebastian Cheswright Cater and Matt Kirby tell the story.

More than a dance tour

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28 Mar 2017

Many international dance companies tour the UK thanks to the Dance Consortium, but venues, young dancers and many others also benefit from its work. Ros Robins explains how.

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