The power of performance

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10 Mar 2016

Dance offers older people many physical and social benefits, but performing to an audience makes the greatest impact on wellbeing, believes Jemma Bicknell.

If I were 22: Sara Houston

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08 Feb 2016

Pop your artform bubble and stay in touch with your peers: dance academic Dr Sara Houston gives advice to her younger self.

My Gurus – Caroline Miller

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04 Feb 2016

The winner of the top honour at last week’s Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards – Caroline Miller – reflects on the people who have inspired and guided her career.

A catalyst for change

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06 Jan 2016

There are parts of the world where disabled people face much greater challenges than here in the UK. How can a dance company help? Pedro Machado shares his experiences of taking Candoco and its mission overseas.

Reasons to work together

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17 Dec 2015

Membership of the Dance Touring Partnership has helped Warwick Arts Centre programme distinctive work and attract new audiences. Alan Rivett discusses the benefits and dangers of collaborative working.

One Dance UK to become new voice for dance

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10 Dec 2015

A new organisation will combine the expertise and resources of four former dance organisations to offer a more comprehensive package of support to the dance sector.

Inspired to dance

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12 Nov 2015

There are many barriers to young people engaging in dance. Amy Dalton explains how a programme in Lincolnshire schools is getting around them, and why it’s so important.

A boost for inclusive dance

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05 Nov 2015

Linda Jasper reveals how U.Dance festival got more young disabled performers involved than ever before.

Growth for regional theatres as ticket prices rise

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04 Nov 2015

More theatre goers enjoyed a greater choice of productions in 2014, according to the first comprehensive analysis of sales data from UK Theatre venues.

My Gurus – Sharon Watson

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14 Oct 2015

Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Sharon Watson tells us about the people who have guided and inspired her pioneering career.

Children and young people are dancing less

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31 Jul 2015

A significant drop in the number of young people participating in dance is being masked in government statistics by an increase in those making films and going to the cinema.

In praise of parenting skills

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09 Jul 2015

The arts need leaders who can convey a clear vision and empower their staff. Well, parents practice these skills every day and it’s time we started valuing their experience, says Justine Themen.

The chance to dance

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02 Jul 2015

Kelly-Anne Collins shares the story of how one dance support network diversified – creating a platform to showcase new work – and may just have triggered a revolution for dance in Northern Ireland in the process.

Dancing in the streets

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11 Jun 2015

Creating accidental audiences, be it on beaches, in shopping centres or at bus stops, is increasing the number of people who feel comfortable with contemporary dance, believes Sophie Inkster.

Eight research proposals to share almost £1.4m

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05 Jun 2015

Universities will partner arts organisations to deliver robust research outcomes that will make the case for investment in culture.

Measuring the impact of dance

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26 May 2015

The debate about how to evaluate arts in health projects is being furthered by a new dance programme for people with Parkinson’s disease, says Sara Houston.

ENB and school move to joint new home

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22 May 2015

A new home in City Island, East London, will allow facilities to be shared between the ballet companies.

Dance solutions for the future

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21 May 2015

Tense and lively discussions at Dance UK’s recent conference will form the basis of a five-year strategy for dance, says Caroline Miller.

Dance organisations combine to create “go-to” industry body

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27 Mar 2015

By pooling resources and expertise the consortium aims to become a strong and efficient voice for the dance sector.


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