Milton Keynes scoops the first ACE ‘Exceptional Award’

An avenue of trees
03 Jan 2014

A £215k grant from Arts Council England will bring a large-scale intergenerational dance project to Milton Keynes.

New home for Rambert on London’s South Bank

Dancers in the new Marie Rambert ballet studio
03 Dec 2013

Britain’s national contemporary dance company has taken up residence in its new £19.6m purpose-built home on London’s South Bank.

Specialist dance injury clinic opens in Birmingham

A dancer being treated at Birmingham Royal Ballet's Jerwood Centre for the Prevention and Treatment of Dance Injuries
03 Dec 2013

The region’s dancers will be offered dance-specific healthcare and dance science services.

Take us seriously!

Artist Thompson Hall at work
02 Dec 2013

The Creative Minds project asks how the work of artists with a learning disability can best join the mainstream. Mark Richardson explains.

The ladder for success

Image of dancer
11 Nov 2013

Antony Dunn believes that making youth dance more inclusive starts with keeping it in the national curriculum.

My Gurus

07 Nov 2013

Rachael Griffin tells us who has inspired her most. 

New dance space proposed for Sadler’s Wells

Sadler's Wells building at night with crowd
05 Nov 2013

The leading dance house has released an ambitious 10-year plan for expansion with £5m earmarked to commission new dance works.

Stepping out of the silos

danceroom Spectroscopy
29 Oct 2013

New approaches are refreshing our ideas about what constitutes art and science, and new technologies are enabling the blurred boundaries between the two to be broken down, according to Dick Penny and Verity McIntosh.

People participation

Image of the Return of Colmcille
07 Oct 2013

Walk the Plank seeks to bring out the best in both people and places, as demonstrated by its recent show in Derry-Londonderry. Liz Pugh explains how.

Job Ladder

Laura Sweeney
03 Oct 2013

Laura Sweeney explains how she has progressed through her career.

Still viable and vital

Image of dancers in ‘Once upon a time in the dark, dark wood’
23 Sep 2013

Skilled and experienced in their craft, but with their physicality threatened and changed by time, what does it mean to be an older professional dancer? Stella Lyons has been exploring this question.

More dancing

Image of dance workshop in school
16 Sep 2013

The government’s new primary sports funding will increase dance provision in primary schools. Sally Fort urges dance practitioners and companies to get involved.

New research reveals links between culture, health and happiness

Crowd watching street theatre
20 Aug 2013

A survey in Scotland has found that people who engage in culture are more likely to report good health and life satisfaction than those who do not.

Inspired to continue

Image of dancer in rehearsal
22 May 2013

Isabel Jones talks to Esther Harris about the inspiration behind her recent work with visually impaired dance performers.

Picturehouse to take on Rambert home

Rambert Moves
07 May 2013

The company plans to convert the property to a five-screen cinema with bar and café.

New guidance will break down barriers to staging community performances

Panto cast
12 Apr 2013

Current guidelines are being rewritten to make it less daunting for volunteers to run community events.

Forever inspired?

Image of the Big Dance at St Pancras
04 Apr 2013

London 2012 promised to inspire a generation in both sport and the arts. Recent research makes Moira Swinbank believe that this is happening but the funding must continue, as well as the buy-in from decision-makers.
 

Job Ladder

Cath James by Nick White
07 Mar 2013

Cath James tells how she has progressed through her career.

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