As part of the Merce Cunningham Centennial, a global celebration of the iconic American choreographer, the Barbican presents Night of 100 Solos on 16 April 2019, which would have been Cunningham’s 100th birthday. The dancers and creative teams have all been announced for Night of 100 Solos in London, New York and LA. Continue reading Night of 100 Solos – a Merce Cunningham Centennial Event
Emily Labhart is a Producer and Project Manager, specialising in Dance of the African Diaspora and international collaboration. From managing education workshops on tour, to devising and delivering festival programmes across indoor/outdoor sites, to producing international projects, Emily is passionate about bringing people together for transformative experiences through arts and culture. Continue reading Emily Labhart – Popcity production
Renowned international dance competition Popcity UK will soon bring together world-renowned dance artists and the UK hip hop and Popping community with 450 UK-based dancers, international judges, guest performers and live DJs in the first hip hop event of the year. Winners will have the chance to represent the UK at the Popcity Finals in East Asia in December 2019. Activities leading up to the competition, which takes place on Saturday 5 January 2019, include taster sessions in Southwark schools for pupils aged 7+ years, and inspirational workshops by London’s pioneers of hip hop throughout autumn 2018. Continue reading Popcity UK
The first Hip Hop Dance Fellowship has announced the finalists for the first Hip Hop Dance Award supported by The Arts Foundation, a charity which supports UK based talent across the arts. Kwame Asafo-Adjei, Julia Cheng, Juan Gaviria and Chris Reyes have been selected from dancers nominated by practitioners and producers from around the country. The criteria included all forms of street dance focusing on those breaking boundaries with the art form to create their particular style and method of working. Continue reading Finalists announced for Hip Hop Dance Award
Breakin’ Convention, a Sadler’s Wells project, has announced the return of exciting and innovative projects for emerging artists, with a range of development opportunities and public performances. These far-reaching initiatives exhibit Breakin’ Convention’s commitment to supporting hip hop dance, both in the UK and internationally. Continue reading Breakin’ Convention announces development projects for emerging hip hop talent
One Dance UK has announced the shortlist for the first One Dance UK Awards, shining a spotlight on the sector as a whole. Nodding to the outstanding contribution of people working in dance, the annual event is an opportunity for people in the industry to unite, celebrate, acknowledge and recognise the people who have made an impact on the vibrant UK dance landscape. Continue reading One Dance UK’s shortlist for its first Awards
An exciting interactive work by Alexander Whitley Dance Company came to London last week – for the first time – as part of the Digital Weekender at Watermans in Brentford on 10 and 11 November. Continue reading London installation from Alexander Whitley Dance Company
The One Dance UK 2018 conference will take place on 23 – 24 November in Leeds, delivered in association with Leeds Dance Partnership. Titled ‘Leading the way – a stronger future for dance’, the conference will provide educational and networking opportunities aimed at everyone in the dance sector, from dance artists and choreographers to students, managers, teachers, academics and healthcare practitioners.
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Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest arts centre, sitting in the midst of London’s most vibrant cultural quarter on the South Bank of the Thames. The site has an extraordinary creative and architectural history stretching back to the 1951 Festival of Britain. Southbank Centre is home to the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery as well as The National Poetry Library and the Arts Council Collection, and in August will be presenting intriguing dance content.
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Dance Umbrella, London’s flagship festival of international dance, will celebrate its 40th anniversary this autumn. To mark this milestone Dance Umbrella has launched Four by Four– a programme inspired by the festival’s four decades of artistic growth, a way of moving forwards by looking back. This initiative aims to support the choreographers of the future.
In Four by Four all three of Dance Umbrella’s Artistic Directors, Val Bourne CBE, Betsy Gregory and Emma Gladstone, have invited an established artist from their time at the helm to nominate a ‘choreographer of the future’ to make work for future festivals. Dance Umbrella 2018 will take place from 26 September – 21 October in venues across London Continue reading Dance Umbrella’s Four by Four