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Can An Arts Education Save Future Careers In The Age Of Robots?

Andrew Fitzmaurice | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK
Andrew Fitzmaurice

The initial outcomes of our analysis illustrate the impact of a well-rounded education on improving soft skills such as creativity, confidence and problem solving. In addition to fostering a love of learning and an international perspective in our students, we are trying to prepare them with the skills needed to succeed in life; skills which can never be replaced by robots or automation.

Arts Education Should be Championed, Not Side-lined

Professor John Raftery | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Professor John Raftery

While it is seductively easy to solve a short term cash flow problem and close a course, it is much harder to open a new one, and so the decision to close should never be taken lightly. In these situations, it is a public interest focussed judgement. Arts education is not just good for society, it is civilization optimising and more should be done to ensure it is celebrated and protected.

Women Stuck In Six-Hour Traffic Jam Came Up With A Great Way To Pass The Time

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

One group of women came up with a brilliant way to pass the time when they were trapped in six-hour traffic delays. After smog in Tai’an, China, ca...

Be Here Now: Mindfulness And Dance

Lola Maury | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lola Maury

Taking notice of details within life; being curious, observing small gestures and moves happening between bodies, enjoying small moments is key to my wellbeing. And this is actually crucial for my work, because this is where my creative ideas come from. I need this time.

Photos Of Nude Dancers Capture The Sheer Strength Of Performers

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Please note: this article includes images containing nudity Being a professional dancer takes dedication, hard work and guts, which is exactly what p...

Cancer Patient's Dance Routine Is Guaranteed To Put A Smile On Your Face

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A cancer patient has inspired millions around the world by dancing her way through treatment with a smile. A video of Ana-Alecia Ayala busting a move ...

Chilling Dance Routine Hopes To Raise Awareness Of The Realities Of Domestic Abuse

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A powerful dance routine hopes to raise awareness of the reality of living in an abusive relationship, while encouraging victims of domestic abuse to ...

Bride Performs Beyoncé Routine At Her Wedding And It's Nothing Short Of Flawless

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Most brides relax and hit the bubbly after their wedding ceremony, but not Melissa Molinaro. The actress, singer and dancer performed a flawless routi...

This Ballet Dancer's Insane Flexibility Will Make Your Pelvis Hurt

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Ballet dancers are known for their incredible flexibility, but one dancer has still managed to boggle our minds with her insane stretching. A short vi...

This 13-Year-Old Dancer Totally Stole The Show At The Apple iPhone 7 Launch

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Forget the new iPhone 7 because the star of Apple’s big launch event was undoubtably 13-year-old dancer Maddie Ziegler. Ziegler joined Sia on stage ...

Energy Fuelled Youngsters Complete International Youth Day Flash Mob In Britain's Busiest Station

Kieran Goodwin | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kieran Goodwin

On Friday 12th August 2016 the World Youth Organization set out to London Waterloo Station to perform a flash mob, in aid of International Youth Day. And what a success we made it!

Fresh from the Festival: Lessons Learnt At Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Ella Kemp | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Comedy
Ella Kemp

Home to some of the best performers and shows in the world, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival also allows for a number of stumbles, struggles and serious ...

Best of the Edinburgh Fest for a Weekend Visit

Heather Irish | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Heather Irish

Today the world's biggest art festival hits Edinburgh's gardens and closes for three weeks! The city's population doubles in size as people from all over the world flock to the streets and the various festival venues. The streets are filled with performances and exhibitions, actors arrive at bars in their outfits post performance and bars and clubs are open late - 3 am and 5 am.

Why You Should Give Yourself One Night Each Week

Izzy McRae | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

Although there is lots of research implying dance is the bees knees, I don't think it has to be dance to get the happiness hit. If anything, my climbing evening is more important to me. I just think the key is to spend one night a week doing something purely for your own enjoyment, especially if you feel like you are improving at it.

Groom Surprises Bride With Amazing First Dance... That Doesn't Include Her

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The first dance is always a memorable moment for newlyweds, but this bride will never forget the moment her husband took to the dance floor. Hunter He...

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.