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ACE Drops The Hammer

On October 16th this year Arts Council England (ACE) told Article19 that the “vast majority” of regularly funded arts organisations (RFO) in England would be receiving “good news” about their ongoing commitment to provide support. It would appear, following some recent revelations, that ACE has an interesting interpretation of the phrases “vast majority” and “good […]

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Painting Pictures

When they close the book on dance blogging, history will note that it was here, and here alone, that Panda bears and cocaine were mentioned in the same piece of writing. It is those two most disparate elements that highlight at least one of the shortcomings when professional dancers take to the blogosphere. Pandas come […]

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ACE Goes Bargain Hunting

It’s one thing when we, here in TheLab™ have to get on the metaphorical soap box and decry ACE for wasting huge sums of money on things that were, on reflection, not worth the price of a carton of milk. It’s another thing altogether to ask, if they were really serious about something, why didn’t […]

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Social Dancing

Social networking, on the internet at least, is a phenomenon (or irritation) that’s very hard to ignore and depending on who you talk to it is either the saviour of mankind or an unrelenting scourge that will be the end of us all. (the Imp appears to be in Drama Queen overdrive today! Ed!) For […]

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Misquoted?

People on the “inside” of the business that we call show are well aware of the dubious practice of selective quoting that goes on for publicity materials. A word removed here and there, a little bit of context obscured, that sort of thing. It’s well known that when it comes to dance film we, here […]