The Student Body
Alongside the technique training, the choreography, the performances and the dance history classes are dance students being taught enough about activism and advocacy during their years in dance school? The rules of the current game are unfair so who is going to speak up to get the rules changed?
The EvilImp™ published on September 1st, 2014
Latest Audition: Salah El Brogy Company (UK) on 29 August 2014
We analysed nearly 800 audition notices to give us some idea of the job market for professional dancers over the last 8 years. The numbers don't look good for growth, mainly because there isn't any. With some hard data in hand will this provoke a long term discussion about creating jobs for dancers?
Feature published on August 14th, 2014
Gate A6 - Heathrow Airport
Jenni Wren gives four important points on injury treatment, recovery and prevention and talks about her trip to Colorado Spring in the United States, a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn more about her own injuries and their treatment.
Jenni Wren's Blog published on Thursday August 14th
Where All The Boys Go
Charlotte Constable looks at the "Boys Dancing" project in the West Midlands and talks about about how it not only encourages boys to dance but could also end the stereotype that boys are strong and women are elegant when in fact they are qualities held by both genders.
Charlotte Constable's Blog published on Monday August 11th
The Week August 4th - August 8th
Assiss Carriero is ousted from a job at the Royal Ballet of Flanders that she should never have been given in the first place and protestors ruin another show for a group of Israeli dancers at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
The News published on Friday, August 10th
A recent increase in the number of male only dance auditions published on Article19 raised some questions from readers and from us, here in TheLab™, so what's going on? Are the number of available jobs for female professional dancers on the decline?
Feature published on Thursday, August 7th
Article19 leaps into the fundraising game because, at this moment in time, needs must. So we need your help to keep going and produce a lot more practical information and content for our dear readers. We can't fix the worlds energy problems, but we can do this!
News published on Tuesday, August 5th
The Week July 28th - August 1st
Bullies get their way temporarily as an Israeli theatre company are hounded out of an EFF venue and dance education as we know it is in a persistent state of turmoil, apparently it's another week in the arts.
The News published on Friday, August 1st
We Can Learn From Anything
Every time there is some sort of conference in the arts you get people leaping about onstage shouting about how the arts can "learn" from one thing or another. We think they might be onto something so we came up with some of our own!
Offbeat published on Thursday, July 31st
Dance retailer's surveys about whether or not uninformed people think training in dance a a waste of money should be ignored by the press and lots of other people who should know better and why should anybody care what other people think about their education choices?
The EvilImp™ published on Thursday, July 28th
Reductio ad Absurdum
A group of UK writers, actors and directors want to stop an Israeli theatre company from appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe this year for no other reason than they are Israeli and get public money from the Israeli Ministry of Culture.
The EvilImp™ published on Wednesday, July 20th
Professional dancers will take a hit in terms of pay and jobs over the next few years thanks to Arts Council England's inability to make rational decisions regarding millions of pounds in funding for vanity projects vs protecting the foundations of the arts in the UK.
The EvilImp™ published on July Sunday 17th
We Save Lives Too
Serena Morgan recounts the time on work experience she was told that being a dancer was a waste of time because in the medical world "they save lives". Ms Morgan begs to differ and explains why dancers save lives too and deserve more recognition.
Serena Morgan's Blog published on Friday July 4th
We Know What You Did This Summer
The new NPO portfolio announcements from ACE highlight only that the funding monolith is a poor steward of the public's money for the arts as massive inconsistencies emerge. The more you do as a company the less financial support you can expect to receive.
The EvilImp™ published on July 2nd
Compagnie T-d'U "All the things..."
Something a little bit different here. Compagnie T-d'U is not a dance company but a theatre company comprised of four actors and their work 'All the things you said you never said before you thought you could ever say' (that's the full title) is more physical theatre than a dance show.
Video published on July 3rd
Arts Council England revives TheSpace with a massive amount of funding that they awarded to themselves because only they could operate a project to turn people away from the arts in droves. We look into what nearly £10Million buys you online.
Feature published on June 25th
Nobody Knows Anything
From pointless data analysis to false equivalency Harriet Harman, Shadow Culture Secretary and Simon Mellor, some dude from ACE, two people who should know better, are suggesting arts organisations do things that they already do and lots of other things that don't matter at all.