Lisa Simpson, who holds a unique position in dance as the only choreographer and workshop leader with quadriplegic cerebral palsy and no verbal communication, has celebrated a decade of her dance company Lisa Simpson Inclusive Dance (LSID) with an Arts Council-funded project and a new role as leader in residence at the University of Central […]
Candoco Dance Company’s autumn tour showcases the breadth of the company’s repertory, from a reimagined Trisha Brown classic to improvisation inspired by a documentary about opera singers. Candoco, the UK’s first professional dance company of disabled and non-disabled artists, was founded in 1991. This tour, part of the company’s 25th anniversary season, opens at Tramway, […]
This month, we pay tribute to Mary Clarke, our beloved editor emeritus, and speak to our cover star, Aurélie Dupont, as she prepares to leave the stage of the Paris Opéra Ballet. In this issue, we also investigate adult amateur ballet, the recent Munich reconstruction of Paquita and more…
From a mass dancing and signing to Pharrell Williams’ Happy to non-dancers dancing in public, Southbank Centre’s second Unlimited Festival is a programme of performance, dance and visual art from artists with disabilities.
Curated by dancer and choreographer Wendy Houstoun, the second edition of Yorkshire Dance’s Juncture festival features films, performances, workshops, guided walks, discussions and a party.
Winchester’s Hat Fair, the UK’s longest-running celebration of street arts and theatre, returns from July 5 to 7. This year’s programme includes urban dancers Bad Taste Company, Joli Vyann (pictured), Belgian trapeze artists Collectif Malunés and Irish company Pony Dance, alongside street acts, a bustling market and the EU-funded La Fête Franglais.
Twenty dancers have been chosen to take part in Dance UK’s leadership mentoring scheme. The programme offers workforce development for mid-career dancers who have been nominated by their peers as future leaders. It is organised by by Dance UK in partnership with Dancers’ Career Development, with the support of Arts Council England. Over eight months, […]
Presented alongside the London 2012 Paralympic Games, the Unlimited programme shows a groundbreaking group of new works by disabled and deaf artists. Originally planned as part of the Cultural Olympiad, this is the UK’s largest ever series of commissions from disabled and deaf artists, celebrating their work on an unprecedented scale.
Applications are now open for a new mentoring scheme for dancers who could be future leaders of the arts. Launched by Dance UK, with the support of Arts Council England and in partnership with Dancers’ Career Development, the scheme will award mentorships to six independent dancers and 14 company dancers. The deadline for all applications […]
This year’s Dance Umbrella includes the the Merce Cunningham Dance Company’s farewell performances, Rosemary Lee’s large-scale free outdoor performance by professional and non-professional dancers, classic revivals from Karole Armitage and Lucinda Childs, a celebration of Richard Alston, performances at the Gate Theatre and the Victoria and Albert Museum and dance from South Africa, Italy, France, […]
Candoco Dance Company plans to reposition itself as a centre for excellence for inclusive dance practice from 2011 onwards. The company has been awarded a grant from Arts Council England (Grants for the Arts) for a nine-month period of research, partnership building and business plan development.