Too many contemporary dance artists are remarkably reticent about engaging in the events of the day despite the unprecedented opportunities to do so using the tools readily available in the 21st century arts world. There is a greater responsibility here and at the moment the wide world of dance is shirking that responsibility.The EvilImp™ - Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
The Cost Of Free
The National Dance Agency Agency in Newcastle upon Tyne, Dance City, offers a "free" professional class to dancers but the "principles" of participation weigh down what should be a simple process with bureaucratic nonsense and meddling. Perhaps it would be a better idea to actually pay for the class and have some ownership.The EvilImp™ - Thursday, June 9th, 2016
Panta Rei Danseteater 'Lullaby'
Norwegian dance company Panta Rei Danseteater, late last year, conducted a little experiment whereby three dance makers created two pieces with the same name based on the same idea, featuring three male dancers and two musicians. The outcome can be seen in 'Lullaby' parts one and two created by the company directors Anne Ekenes and Pia Holden and Canadian dance maker Hélène Blackburn.Video - Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
Gary Clarke Company 'Coal'
Back in the 1980s there was a period of trouble and lots of it when the Conservative government of the day, led by one Margaret Thatcher, decided that coal mining was an industry in need of some serious meddling, along with the unions that handled the miners. Gary Clarke, who grew up in a mining village, has made a piece of work about that period of UK historyVideo - Thursday, May 12th, 2016