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Yesterday, here in TheLab™, we published our 200th video feature on Article19, a comprehensive look at the Cloud Dance Festival in London and some of the dance makers involved. The oldest video feature on Article19 has been online for over 11 years and this particular website (in all of its various forms) has not been […]

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The Long Con

The mighty guardians of the arts in the United Kingdom – Arts Council England – have been, of late, making a big push into what they would probably describe as the digital realm. For ACE it’s all digital all the time. It’s like the internet has just been invented. Step forward the funding monolith’s new […]

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Whose Work Is It Anyway?

Long time followers of Article19 will know that one of the things that makes us unique are the video features we run as often as possible. Here in TheLab™ we don’t just use promo videos from dance companies and re-publish them. We go out and film the work ourselves, do the interviews, do the editing […]

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The Apprentice

Verve13 from Northern School of Contemporary Dance A few weeks ago we wrote about the comically misguided and completely unjustifiable situation Arts Council England had gotten itself into with the £400,000* annual funding for (Sadler’s Wells Theatre) the National Youth Dance Company. Ostensibly, the purpose of NYDC is to provide a pathway into professional training […]

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Two Tier Arts

Anybody who has received funding from Arts Council England, or any other type of funding for that matter, will know that numbers are everything. Especially when it comes to audience numbers for the performing arts. Numbers can make or break your company because if they aren’t high enough, or the right kind of numbers, then […]