UK Dance

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

Leila Johnston | Posted 01.07.2016 | 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.

Ballet Dancer Learns To Dance Again After Having Leg Amputated

Barcroft | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A teen who lost her leg to cancer has defied the odds to become a competitive dancer. Gabi Shull feared her dancing days were over when she had her le...

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

Leila Johnston | Posted 22.06.2016 | 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.

Pressure Grows On Nicky Morgan To Make Arts Compulsory For GCSE Students

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Politics

Nicky Morgan is under increasing pressure to make sure school children study an arts subject for GCSE after a petition triggered a parliament debate o...

This Video Of Ballet Dancers Strutting To Jason Derulo Is Mesmerising

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Forget white tutus, pink shoes and Tchaikovsky because a group of dancers from Chicago have given ballet a totally kick-ass makeover. In the video abo...

Calling on the Private Sector to Help Reinforce Creative Industries

Salma Zulfiqar | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK
Salma Zulfiqar

Strengthening partnerships with the private sector is the focus for the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) as it enters a new era. The ...

Mum Says Ballet School Made Daughter Feel ‘Singled Out For Her Skin Colour’

SWNs | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Parents

A mum claims her daughter was excluded from a ballet school performance because of her braided hairstyle. Lara Evans, 29, said her nine-year-old daugh...

Toddler And Dog Make The Cutest Hokey Cokey Partners

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Parents

A toddler and her pet dog have mastered the Hokey Cokey and they're here to show us "what it's all about". A video of the girl and her Corgi "shaking ...

Where Are All The Female Choreographers?

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Visit most town halls across England on a Saturday morning and you’re likely to find dozens of little girls dutifully standing with their feet in fi...

Who Are the Women Pioneers of Dance Music?

Carl Loben | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Carl Loben

It's not a great look to have such a 'sausage-fest' (a load of forty- and fifty-something blokes), especially now that increasing numbers of women are DJing, producing, promoting, managing, running labels and so on more than ever.

Dancer's Instagram Reveals The Brutal Side Of Professional Ballet

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

On stage, ballet dancers make the most physically demanding choreography look like a walk in the park. But in reality, pirouetting en pointe for days ...

Building on Indonesia's Cultural Policy with the 2005 Convention

Salma Zulfiqar | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK
Salma Zulfiqar

"The diversity of cultural expressions not only shows the identity of a nation, but also allows creative people to contribute towards their country by...

Why Dancing Is Good for our Mental Health

Annabel Abbs | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Abbs

Why don't we Brits dance? More importantly, why don't our children dance? Yes, I know a few lucky children learn to street dance or go to flamenco lessons. Some of us may even have been inspired by Strictly to have a stab at ballroom dancing. And this is great. But most of us never dance.

We All Need This Spin Instructor In Our Lives

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Ktx 10am sat was on point I miss my sat crew they was readyPosted by KTX Fitness on Saturday, 14 March 2015 A good spin instructor can keep you ...

This Deaf Dancer Refuses To Let Disability Hold Her Back

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Lin Ching Lan was born deaf, but that hasn't stopped her from pursuing her dreams of becoming a dancer. Although she can't hear music being played, s...

Couple's Bollywood Wedding Dance Will Make You Want To Boogie

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Most couples slow dance to a romantic ballad at their wedding, but not Alice Dixon and Michael Falk. The Australian couple, who now live in Kent, perf...

How Attraction Are Reinventing Theatre With Shadows

Olivia Petter | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Olivia Petter

A play with no speech, no actors and not so much as even a glimpse of a human face? You can understand why I might have been skeptical about going to...

These Ballet Dancers Take Their Adorable Dogs To Work Every Day

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Head down to the studios of American Ballet Theatre and you won't just find dancers. The company has encouraged its dancers, choreographers and adm...

These Dancers 'Get In Formation' Better Than Beyoncé

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Like fans around the world, we were blown away by Beyoncé's Super Bowl performance to her new track 'Formation'. Following its success, a group o...

Ballet Dancer's Perfect Pirouettes At 6 Months Pregnant

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Parents

A ballet dancer has proven nothing will stop her performing pirouettes - not even being six months pregnant. Ashley Bouder, 32, a full-time dancer...

Everyone Is Freaking Out About This Gymnast's Near-Perfect Hip-Hop Routine

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Sophina DeJesus is a gymnast. A very, very good one. She's also presumably a big fan of hip-hop and when she combined the two at the weekend someth...

Science and Myth: The North West Premiere of 'Icarus at the Edge of Time'

Josephine | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Josephine

Greene's narrative, a take on the old Icarus myth, depicts a boy on a journey through space. Rather than flying too close to the sun, this new Icarus defies his father's warning and flies too close to a black hole instead.

Amazing 93-Year-Old Proves It's Never Too Late To Start Exercising

SWNS | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A 93-year-old has proven you're never too old to up your fitness by dancing his way to a national award for exercise. Ken Williamson takes dance cl...

#Sampled at Sadlers Wells. A Diverse Spectacle of the Dance World Buffet

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

This month Sadlers Wells held their annual event titled #Sampled, which lets new and existing audiences the opportunity to see a wide range of dance at a specially reduced price. A wonderful sample, of short excerpts of dance shows, typical of those that will be performed there across the next year.

Mum Performed Salsa Dances While Nine Months Pregnant

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Parents

A mother who shared videos of herself dancing throughout her pregnancy has shared the first photos of her newborn son. Sharon Pakir, a professional...