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Farooq Chaudhry steps down as Dance UK chair

Farooq Chaudhry has stepped down as chair of Dance UK. The decision follows his public comments about contemporary dance training in the UK. Julian Flitter, Dance UK’s vice chair, has agreed to become interim chair.

Dance UK Conference live stream

Dance UK Conference live stream Sessions from the Dance UK conference, The Future: New Ideas, New Inspirations, will be live streamed. Sessions to be streamed include the opening night celebration starring Robin Windsor, Kristina Rihanoff, Teneisha Bonner and more, plus a session on dance training – an issue recently highlighted by choreographers Akram Khan, Hofesh […]

UK contemporary dance training: choreographers raise concerns

Three leading British companies have expressed concern over the standards of training in UK contemporary dance schools. Akram Khan Company, DV8 Physical Theatre and Hofesh Shechter Company say they have to look overseas because they cannot find UK-trained dancers of sufficient calibre.

DV8’s JOHN on stage and screen

JOHN, the latest work from DV8’s Lloyd Newson, is open now at the National Theatre in London, where it runs in repertory until January 13, 2015. The show will also be broadcast to cinemas worldwide.

Nigel Charnock, 1960-2012

The dancer and choreographer Nigel Charnock died on Wednesday, August 1 at St Christopher’s Hospice in London. He had been suffering from cancer of undiagnosed primary.

Arts Council cuts

Arts Council England (ACE) has announced its funding decisions for the next four years. Following the 29.6 per cent cut to ACE’s own budget for 2011 to 2015, there will be a 14.9 per cent cut in its budget for funded organisations. The plan was to cut strategically, dropping 206 organisations altogether and concentrating funding […]

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