Tim Couchman (Mr Couch) is a man, a ballet dancing man, he's pissed and he's not going to take it anymore. This particular ballet bloke is a little bit unhappy, to say the least, with the dancers at The Royal...
Published on March 24, 2017 2:06 PM
Show Them The Money
Uber, in-case you don't know, is a taxi company that pretends not be a taxi company. Aside from being a taxi company pretending not to be a taxi company they are, demonstrably, a terrible organisation to work for. Their drivers...
Published on March 14, 2017 10:14 AM
Game of Numbers
Just over a year ago we, here in TheLab™, wrote about Canvas, a YouTube project funded by Arts Council England (ACE) to the tune of £1.8Million that was supposed to help arts organisations, specifically NPOs, monetise their media content on...
Published on March 2, 2017 12:01 AM
Atop The Mountain
The more astute among you, or those that can simply read a calendar, may have noticed that this column has not been updated since June of last year when, ironically, we spoke of the arts world and its reluctance to...
Published on January 3, 2017 2:04 PM
The events of the last several months in this country and abroad have been mentally shattering to anybody with a conscience irrespective of their political leanings, nationality or religion. From the attacks in Paris and Belgium, through the ongoing refugee/migration...
Published on June 21, 2016 1:27 PM
The Cost Of Free
There is one thing that is certain in the life of a professional dancer and that is the need to attend a class or six as often as possible to make sure their respective talent is still where it's supposed...
Published on June 9, 2016 12:06 PM
How Can We Miss You If You Won't Leave?
Knowing your history is important, no matter what field of study or profession you choose to be a part of. Having an understanding of where you came from and how things got to be the way they are, for better...
Published on March 15, 2016 2:23 PM
What If Nobody Watches?
The date was October 8th 2014, Article19 published a piece entitled "Swimming with Sharks". That particular essay concerned itself with Arts Council England handing over £1.8Million in hard cash to a company called Rightster (stop laughing at the back) to...
Published on February 3, 2016 7:32 PM
The Anatomy of a Non Apology
Akram Khan attempts to fix the mess he made with comments about female dance makers but only makes things worse by proving that, perhaps, he's not really that bright or well informed when it comes to the wide world of dance.
Published on January 28, 2016 1:39 PM
No Girls Allowed
Imagine for a second that you are a female dance student at any dance school across this country, throughout Europe or anywhere else in the world. The chances are what you would see on any given morning was a studio...
Published on December 23, 2015 12:02 PM