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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.

Dance UK conference

Akram Khan, Kevin O’Hare, Gillian Lynne, Tamara Rojo, Jonzi D and Wayne McGregor are among the  speakers at The Future: New Ideas, New Inspirations, the UK’s first ever industry-wide dance conference. Organised by Dance UK, the conference will offer more than 120 speakers, with events at London venues from April 9 to 12. The conference […]

Fleur Darkin to direct Scottish Dance Theatre

Choreographer Fleur Darkin has been appointed artistic director of Scottish Dance Theatre, Scotland’s national contemporary dance company, based at Dundee Rep Theatre. Starting this autumn, Darkin replaces Janet Smith, who has taken up the post of principal at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

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