Contemporary Dance

How Can Creative Technologies Develop as a 'Contemporary' Artform? Four Lessons From Dance

Leila Johnston | Posted 02.07.2017 | UK Tech
Leila Johnston

But 'art' means something quite different to digital culture than to the established performance arts. In digital, everything is still very new and being worked out. Claims to artistry in digital work on the whole go unchallenged - we are desperate to embrace anything, so long as it has sufficient fans, and this desperation and speedy ranking in the social stakes impacts terribly on quality and thoughtfulness.

Towards a 'Contemporary Creative Technology': How Dance and Tech Can Learn to Talk to Each Other

Leila Johnston | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Tech
Leila Johnston

I was very impressed with Rambert, and my response relates to my experiences of technology over the years - its 'experts', its attitude to women, its assumptions and working practices.

Why Technology Needs to Listen to Dance

Leila Johnston | Posted 23.10.2016 | UK Tech
Leila Johnston

I am the first digital artist-in-residence at the leading contemporary dance company, Rambert. I had my induction week earlier this month, and have been spending so a lot of time watching and thinking about the dance world in relation to tech culture.

Aakash Odedra: Man in Flight

Ben Mirza | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben Mirza

Aakash Odedra a dancer who formerly trained in the styles of khatak and Bharatanatyam, is now causing a stir with his own distinctive style of dance, something which he has fashioned from years of studious performing and training.

Comedy From the Heart - How I Turned a Crisis Into a Comedy

Pete Shenton | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Pete Shenton

Just over 9 years ago on in the early Summer of 2004 I woke up on a lovely sunny Sunday morning and had a heart attack. I was 36 at the time and fairly fit (I was still working as a dancer and regularly running and cycling). As you can imagine it came as a bit of a surprise.

Riccardo Buscarini - A Star Is Born

Bonnie Greer | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bonnie Greer

'Athletes' gave me the same feeling that I experienced decades ago when I first saw 2001, a film that no one could have been prepared for. This dance piece has the same feeling of coming to grips with mortality, fragility, of time passing, and infinity. Like Stanley Kubrick, you can feel this choreographer's utter dedication, his complete self-belief.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Juliet Simmons | Posted 05.12.2012 | Home
Juliet Simmons

When I got to the theatre Israel and Gaza were making the headlines and I was faced with protesters from both sides, searched as I entered the building and told that the blood of Palestinian babies was on both my tickets and my hands.

Matthew Tucker

'A Night Of World Class Dance' - New Work 2012 (REVIEW) | Matthew Tucker | Posted 23.12.2012 | Home

Need an antidote to the rush of modern life? New Work 2012 by Michael Clark Company, showing at the Barbican, brings contemporary dance and music that...

Artistic Director of Cedar Lake Contemporary Dance Company Benoit Swan Pouffer Talks Budgets, Ballet, and UK Premieres

Charlotte Skeoch | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Charlotte Skeoch

There aren't many contemporary ballet companies with a billionaire heiress footing the bill, but New York's Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet hit that lucrative jackpot when it came to funding.