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Contemporary Dance Trust

Contemporary Dance Trust is the umbrella organisation for the Richard Alston Dance Company, The Place Theatre, Dance Services and Education and Community Programmes, together with the London Contemporary Dance School. The Place is a world-class centre for contemporary dance, England’s largest national dance agency and internationally renowned for its vocational training and theatre programme. Our funding will underpin the significant organisational change process that the company has undertaken over the past five years. Our funding contributes to core costs.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £1,783,648
  • 2013-2014: £1,824,672
  • 2014-2015: £1,872,113

Video feed

Second and third year undergraduate students talk about life at the school

Two undergraduate students at London Contemporary Dance School answer questions from a live social media audience as part of the Virtual Open Day 2014.

Graduate Anders Duckworth discusses his final year negotiated project

London Contemporary Dance School graduate Anders Duckworth takes a journey through the development of his final year negotiated project.

Q&A with first year undergraduate dance students

A group of first year undergraduate students at London Contemporary Dance School answer questions from a live social media audience as part of the Virtual Open Day 2014.

Olivier Award winner Crystal Pite talks about working with our students

Rehearsal footage of choreographer Crystal Pite working with students from London Contemporary Dance School and Central School of Ballet at The Place on her work Polaris.

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Richard Alston Dance Company - Nomadic

Nomadic Choreography: Richard Alston and Ajani Johnson-Goffe Music: Shukar Collective, tracks from Urban Gypsy (song in this video is Verbal Fight) Filmed by Marco Benozzi and Steve Jackman at Sadler's Wells. Edited by Steve Jackman. http://www.richardalstondance.com International Touring Gillian Newson Dance Arts UK Email: gillian.newson@btopenworld.com Tel: + 44(0)77 68166381 UK Touring Isabel Tamen Executive Director, Richard Alston Dance Company Email: radc@theplace.org.uk Tel: + 44 (0)20 7121 1010 For further information about education work, please contact: Katie Vernon-Smith Email: katie.vernon-smith@theplace.org.uk Tel: + 44 (0)20 7121 1019

Robert Clark - Promises of Happiness trailer

This is a dance show for joy, for simple pleasures, for saying 'no' to people who want to tell us what should or should not make us happy; and to endless promises of happiness alluding to a world just out of reach. Here, exploring happiness is more important than ever actually finding it. Let’s go there together. Robert Clark makes humorous and emotionally charged, intricate and detailed dance shows. We’ll also be offering a selection of treatments for those who want to delve deeper into a diagnosis of happiness with us. - See more at: http://www.theplace.org.uk/robert-clark-1

Question and Dancers - Week 4

Question and Dancers is a double bill of new works for young people, created by choreographers Sally Marie and John Ross. Both works are commissioned thanks to The Choreography for Children Award 2014 produced by Sadler’s Wells, Company of Angels, The Place and London Contemporary Dance School in partnership with MOKO Dance. These weekly videos by filmmaker Sam Underwood were made with Creative Teaching and Learning at The Place to enable the participating schools (Netley Primary, Highgate Primary, and Torriano Juniors) to follow the dancers' progress to performance. We hope you enjoy them too!

Questions and Dancers 2015 Week 2

Question and Dancers is a double bill of new works for young people, created by choreographers Sally Marie and John Ross. Both works are commissioned thanks to The Choreography for Children Award 2014 produced by Sadler’s Wells, Company of Angels, The Place and London Contemporary Dance School in partnership with MOKO Dance. These weekly videos by filmmaker Sam Underwood were made with Creative Teaching and Learning at The Place to enable the participating schools (Netley Primary, Highgate Primary, and Torriano Juniors) to follow the dancers' progress to performance. We hope you enjoy them too!

Questions and Dancers 2015 - Week 3

Question and Dancers is a double bill of new works for young people, created by choreographers Sally Marie and John Ross. Both works are commissioned thanks to The Choreography for Children Award 2014 produced by Sadler’s Wells, Company of Angels, The Place and London Contemporary Dance School in partnership with MOKO Dance. These weekly videos by filmmaker Sam Underwood were made with Creative Teaching and Learning at The Place to enable the participating schools (Netley Primary, Highgate Primary, and Torriano Juniors) to follow the dancers' progress to performance. We hope you enjoy them too!

Questions and Dancers 2015 - Week 1

Question and Dancers is a double bill of new works for young people, created by choreographers Sally Marie and John Ross. Both works are commissioned thanks to The Choreography for Children Award 2014 produced by Sadler’s Wells, Company of Angels, The Place and London Contemporary Dance School in partnership with MOKO Dance. These weekly videos by filmmaker Sam Underwood were made with Creative Teaching and Learning at The Place to enable the participating schools (Netley Primary, Highgate Primary, and Torriano Juniors) to follow the dancers' progress to performance. We hope you enjoy them too!

Planet Dance: Body Talk - part 3

Continuing the Planet Dance series we look at how dancers communicate with their bodies. Part 3 of 3. Commissioned and created by The Place. Concept and original text: Sanjoy Roy Music: Ed Dowie Voice over: Neil Bennun Sound design: Magali Charrier Additional Animation: Maryam Tafakory Art Direction & Animation: Magali Charrier Executive Producer: Chris Thomson Copyright: The Place

Planet Dance: Body Talk - part 2

Continuing the Planet Dance series we look at how dancers communicate with their bodies. Part 2 of 3. Commissioned and created by The Place. Concept and original text: Sanjoy Roy Music: Ed Dowie Voice over: Neil Bennun Sound design: Magali Charrier Additional Animation: Maryam Tafakory Art Direction & Animation: Magali Charrier Executive Producer: Chris Thomson Copyright: The Place

Fresh 2014 - Shift

fresh brings together some of UK’s most dynamic youth and professional dance companies on the same stage for a night of outstanding dance.

Planet Dance: Body Talk - part 1

Continuing the Planet Dance series we start to look at how dancers communicate with their bodies. Part 1 of 3. Commissioned and created by The Place. Concept and original text: Sanjoy Roy Music: Ed Dowie Voice over: Neil Bennun Sound design: Magali Charrier Additional Animation: Maryam Tafakory Art Direction & Animation: Magali Charrier Executive Producer: Chris Thomson Copyright: The Place

Planet Dance

A beginner’s guide to contemporary dance. Is it one style or many? How does it relate to other kinds of dance? Does it have a particular meaning? Concept and original text: Sanjoy Roy Music: Ed Dowie Voice over: Neil Bennun Sound design: Magali Charrier Additional Animation: Maryam Tafakory Art Direction & Animation: Magali Charrier Executive Producer: Chris Thomson Commissioned and created by The Place

London Contemporary Dance School #nextstep 12

Choreographer Ben Wright talks about the dancers of EDge, the postgraduate performance company of London Contemporay Dance School.

London Contemporary Dance School #nextstep 11

Matt Lackford talks about his expereience with EDge, the postgraduate performance company of London Contemporay Dance School.

London Contemporary Dance School #nextstep 3

EDge performing work by dancer choreographer Cesilie Kverneland

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www.theplace.org.uk

The Place Theatre, 17
Dukes Road
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WC1H 9PY

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