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27 January

The idea of creating a new digital dance publication started bouncing around in my head during the summer. I planned out our main features and the adjacent lifestyle categories for dancers’ interests outside of the studio. I built the web pages, claimed our social media handles and stocked content to fill the site. It wasn’t […]

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16 December

The 3D ‘Cunningham’ film sets Merce Cunningham’s work in gorgeous, modern spaces and gives us glimpses into the dogged, visionary artist himself.

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15 October

Gender inequality is an important societal issue – that also needs to be rectified in the dance world. In the dance sector, women greatly outnumber men and keenly welcome them into the fold. However, women are less frequently found in positions of dance leadership than men, and when they do reach Executive / Artistic Director […]

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01 October

London is home to a large and varied dance scene. You can find all sorts of dance shows, dance lessons – and even dance auditions, if you know where to look. For more than a decade, LondonDance.com provided a useful online forum for the London dance community. Unfortunately, the website has ceased to update on […]

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16 September

After a very belated and very exhausting honeymoon, J and I boarded an EVA Air flight from Taipei to Hong Kong, where we would connect for our last leg to London. I buckled in, but my eyelids were heavy, and I was just about to drift into dreamland when J gave me a stern poke, […]

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09 September

If you’re a dance enthusiast in Buenos Aires, you’ve got to catch a glimpse of Argentine tango. The allure of this intimate social partner dance is irresistible and inextricably tied to the city’s identity. My impassioned taxi driver even told me that residents who don’t know how to dance the tango aren’t true porteños. While not every resident is interested […]

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28 August

The MOVE IT dance festival descends on the massive London Excel centre for a long weekend every spring. Having launched in 2006, MOVE IT now self-advertises as the ‘the world’s biggest [and best] dance event’. Although the dance and performance arts festival doesn’t spill over to both halls in the Excel Centre, there are plenty […]

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04 August

The iconic Pineapple Dance Studios in London celebrates their 40th birthday this year. To commemorate the occasion, Pineapple Dance hosted an open dance day – offering 40 free classes to the public. On the morning of Sunday 28 July, just a day after International Dance Day, the daylong celebration began with an impressive ‘Mexican heat […]

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11 June

The London Southbank Centre along the Thames was constructed for the Festival of Britain in 1951, and it is currently the UK’s largest arts centre. This massive arts venue welcomes more than six million visitors each year, hosting more than five thousand dance, theatre, music, literature, art and debate events. To learn more about this […]

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10 June

London is one of the world’s finest capitals of culture, but buying tickets to attend extraordinary shows in the city’s divine venues can cost a pretty penny. While London’s Royal Opera House leads the pack in terms of quality and price, they have found a way to increase accessibility to their productions: live screenings of […]

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06 February

After the fire, the Battersea Arts Centre reopened to earnest community fanfare, demonstrating what the £13.8 million restoration project accomplished.

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