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No Girls Allowed

Imagine for a second that you are a female dance student at any dance school across this country, throughout Europe or anywhere else in the world. The chances are what you would see on any given morning was a studio where the majority of your peers are the same gender as you. Within the school […]

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ProDanceLeeds for the Win

Tis the season and as such the newspapers, online or otherwise, have been making their picks for the top ten of this or the top five of that with many a dance company lapping up the attention and confirmation of their work they so unnecessarily desire. As is always the case the dance media, such […]

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The Joy of Dance [sic]

Whenever contemporary dance ends up on television it is never going to end well for all involved. Whether it’s a long form documentary or the showing of a piece of work (the rarest of things on network television) the only thing you can do is hold on for dear life and hope the art-form comes […]

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Choreographer A vs Choreographer B

We’re not sure when it started, maybe it’s always been like this and we just didn’t notice, but everything in the world, including the arts and especially dance, is subject to being graded on a curve. Concentrate, because things are about to get weird. Choreographer A is better than Choreographer B because Choreographer A is […]

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The Three Mouseketeers

As any good Yorkshireman would say at a time of heightened crises or distress; “There’s trouble at T’mill”. Profuse apologies to none Yorkshire folk and overseas readers if you have no frame of reference for that particular metaphor. Three greats of the wide world of dance (no, seriously); Akram Khan, Hofesh Shechter and Lloyd Newson […]