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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

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COMPETITION: Count the Currency Pineapple for free tickets

WIN 2 TICKETS TO CURRENCY www.theplace.org.uk/currency How many pineapples can you see on this video? To enter 1. send your pineapple count to info@theplace.org.uk with 'Currency Competition' in the subject line 2. SHARE THIS VIDEO ON FACEBOOK OR TWITTER mentioning @ThePlaceLondon Currency is presented by The Place and Crying Out Loud, in partnership with the EU Commission representation in the UK and supported by EUNIC London with the help of the Institut Français du Royaume-Uni, the Goethe-Institut London, the Finnish Institute, the Finnish Embassy, the Embassy of Spain, the Instituto Cervantes in London, the Hungarian Cultural Centre, the Instytutpolski, Institut Ramon Llull, Aerowaves and Modul-dance.

Martin Lawrance - Burning (performed by Richard Alston Dance Company)

Choreography: Martin Lawrance Music: Franz Liszt - Dante Sonata 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 An educational resource website featuring Richard's early works is available at http://www.thealstonstudio.com/

Currency 2014

http://www.theplace.org.uk/currency-2014 ‘Wonderful, interesting and risky work’ Audience member Currency festival brings the most bonkers performance from across Europe to the stage for a full-on four days that guarantee to entertain, provoke, and pleasure your senses.

Episode 4 of 4: Something Wonderful Has Died

A discussion with Ben Duke (Lost Dog) & Lucy Kirkwood about their production, Like Rabbits and how they approached adapting Virginia Woolf's short story into a physical and contemporary work. Like Rabbits will be performed at The Place on the Fri 10 & Sat 11 Oct 2014 http://www.theplace.org.uk/lost-dog-and-lucy-kirkwood

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Episode 3 of 4: The Smallest Rejection

A discussion with Ben Duke (Lost Dog) & Lucy Kirkwood about their production, Like Rabbits and how they approached adapting Virginia Woolf's short story into a physical and contemporary work. Like Rabbits will be performed at The Place on the Fri 10 & Sat 11 Oct 2014 http://www.theplace.org.uk/lost-dog-and-lucy-kirkwood

Episode 2 of 4: Private Kingdoms

A discussion with Ben Duke (Lost Dog) & Lucy Kirkwood about their production, Like Rabbits and how they approached adapting Virginia Woolf's short story into a physical and contemporary work. Like Rabbits will be performed at The Place on the Fri 10 & Sat 11 Oct 2014 http://www.theplace.org.uk/lost-dog-and-lucy-kirkwood

Episode 1 of 4: They Were Married

A discussion with Ben Duke (Lost Dog) & Lucy Kirkwood about their production, Like Rabbits and how they approached adapting Virginia Woolf's short story into a physical and contemporary work. Like Rabbits will be performed at The Place on the Fri 10 & Sat 11 Oct 2014 http://www.theplace.org.uk/lost-dog-and-lucy-kirkwood

Autumn Trailer 1

www.theplace.org.uk #Exploredance at The Place this Autumn with performances ranging from Morris Dancing with a twist to a chaotic party on stage.

Interview: Richard Alston on giving advice to students

In this collection of short interviews, choreographer Richard Alston discusses movement ideas, motifs and music in regards to his 2003 work Overdrive . For more information about workshops or resources visit http://www.richardalstondance.com/essential-alston-workshops and http://www.thealstonstudio.com/

Overdrive: phrase eight performers' viewpoint

These short rehearsal snippets from Richard Alston’s Overdrive have been created to assist students and teachers learning and delivering contemporary dance from Key Stages 3-5. The resources were created/devised with motif development in mind, allowing you to see the motifs (or movement ideas) from the audience’s viewpoint and also from the performers’ viewpoint to make the analysis and learning of the movement easier. These resources could be used for the GCSE Dance Unit 4a composition controlled assessment and also to support the study of Overdrive for the Unit 1 written paper. For more information about workshops or resources visit http://www.richardalstondance.com/essential-alston-workshops and http://www.thealstonstudio.com/

Overdrive: phrase nine audience viewpoint

These short rehearsal snippets from Richard Alston’s Overdrive have been created to assist students and teachers learning and delivering contemporary dance from Key Stages 3-5. The resources were created/devised with motif development in mind, allowing you to see the motifs (or movement ideas) from the audience’s viewpoint and also from the performers’ viewpoint to make the analysis and learning of the movement easier. These resources could be used for the GCSE Dance Unit 4a composition controlled assessment and also to support the study of Overdrive for the Unit 1 written paper. For more information about workshops or resources visit http://www.richardalstondance.com/essential-alston-workshops and http://www.thealstonstudio.com/

Overdrive: phrase 10 (short version) audience viewpoint

These short rehearsal snippets from Richard Alston’s Overdrive have been created to assist students and teachers learning and delivering contemporary dance from Key Stages 3-5. The resources were created/devised with motif development in mind, allowing you to see the motifs (or movement ideas) from the audience’s viewpoint and also from the performers’ viewpoint to make the analysis and learning of the movement easier. These resources could be used for the GCSE Dance Unit 4a composition controlled assessment and also to support the study of Overdrive for the Unit 1 written paper. For more information about workshops or resources visit http://www.richardalstondance.com/essential-alston-workshops and http://www.thealstonstudio.com/

Overdrive: phrase 10 audience viewpoint

These short rehearsal snippets from Richard Alston’s Overdrive have been created to assist students and teachers learning and delivering contemporary dance from Key Stages 3-5. The resources were created/devised with motif development in mind, allowing you to see the motifs (or movement ideas) from the audience’s viewpoint and also from the performers’ viewpoint to make the analysis and learning of the movement easier. These resources could be used for the GCSE Dance Unit 4a composition controlled assessment and also to support the study of Overdrive for the Unit 1 written paper. For more information about workshops or resources visit http://www.richardalstondance.com/essential-alston-workshops and http://www.thealstonstudio.com/

Overdrive: phrase 11 performers' viewpoint

These short rehearsal snippets from Richard Alston’s Overdrive have been created to assist students and teachers learning and delivering contemporary dance from Key Stages 3-5. The resources were created/devised with motif development in mind, allowing you to see the motifs (or movement ideas) from the audience’s viewpoint and also from the performers’ viewpoint to make the analysis and learning of the movement easier. These resources could be used for the GCSE Dance Unit 4a composition controlled assessment and also to support the study of Overdrive for the Unit 1 written paper. For more information about workshops or resources visit http://www.richardalstondance.com/essential-alston-workshops and http://www.thealstonstudio.com/

Overdrive: Phrase 13 performers viewpoint

These short rehearsal snippets from Richard Alston’s Overdrive have been created to assist students and teachers learning and delivering contemporary dance from Key Stages 3-5. The resources were created/devised with motif development in mind, allowing you to see the motifs (or movement ideas) from the audience’s viewpoint and also from the performers’ viewpoint to make the analysis and learning of the movement easier. These resources could be used for the GCSE Dance Unit 4a composition controlled assessment and also to support the study of Overdrive for the Unit 1 written paper. For more information about workshops or resources visit http://www.richardalstondance.com/essential-alston-workshops and http://www.thealstonstudio.com/

Interview: Richard Alston on motifs

In this collection of short interviews, choreographer Richard Alston discusses movement ideas, motifs and music in regards to his 2003 work Overdrive. For more information about workshops or resources visit http://www.richardalstondance.com/essential-alston-workshops and http://www.thealstonstudio.com/

Interview: Richard Alston on movement ideas in Overdrive

In this collection of short interviews, choreographer Richard Alston discusses movement ideas, motifs and music in regards to his 2003 work Overdrive. For more information about workshops or resources visit http://www.richardalstondance.com/essential-alston-workshops and http://www.thealstonstudio.com/

Interview: Richard Alston on choosing music

In this collection of short interviews, choreographer Richard Alston discusses movement ideas, motifs and music in regards to his 2003 work Overdrive. For more information about workshops or resources visit http://www.richardalstondance.com/essential-alston-workshops and http://www.thealstonstudio.com/

Introduction: Richard Alston on Overdrive

In this collection of short interviews, choreographer Richard Alston discusses movement ideas, motifs and music in regards to his 2003 work Overdrive. For further resources, workshops and other information please visit For more information about workshops or resources visit http://www.richardalstondance.com/essential-alston-workshops and http://www.thealstonstudio.com/

Overdrive: phrase one (short version) performers viewpoint

These short rehearsal snippets from Richard Alston’s Overdrive have been created to assist students and teachers learning and delivering contemporary dance from Key Stages 3-5. The resources were created/devised with motif development in mind, allowing you to see the motifs (or movement ideas) from the audience’s viewpoint and also from the performers’ viewpoint to make the analysis and learning of the movement easier. These resources could be used for the GCSE Dance Unit 4a composition controlled assessment and also to support the study of Overdrive for the Unit 1 written paper. For more information about workshops or resources visit http://www.richardalstondance.com/essential-alston-workshops and http://www.thealstonstudio.com/

Overdrive: phrase 10 (short version) performers' viewpoint

These short rehearsal snippets from Richard Alston’s Overdrive have been created to assist students and teachers learning and delivering contemporary dance from Key Stages 3-5. The resources were created/devised with motif development in mind, allowing you to see the motifs (or movement ideas) from the audience’s viewpoint and also from the performers’ viewpoint to make the analysis and learning of the movement easier. These resources could be used for the GCSE Dance Unit 4a composition controlled assessment and also to support the study of Overdrive for the Unit 1 written paper. For more information about workshops or resources visit http://www.richardalstondance.com/essential-alston-workshops and http://www.thealstonstudio.com/

Overdrive: phrase 10 (short version) audience viewpoint

These short rehearsal snippets from Richard Alston’s Overdrive have been created to assist students and teachers learning and delivering contemporary dance from Key Stages 3-5. The resources were created/devised with motif development in mind, allowing you to see the motifs (or movement ideas) from the audience’s viewpoint and also from the performers’ viewpoint to make the analysis and learning of the movement easier. These resources could be used for the GCSE Dance Unit 4a composition controlled assessment and also to support the study of Overdrive for the Unit 1 written paper. For more information about workshops or resources visit http://www.richardalstondance.com/essential-alston-workshops and http://www.thealstonstudio.com/

Overdrive: phrase three (short version) performers' viewpoint

These short rehearsal snippets from Richard Alston’s Overdrive have been created to assist students and teachers learning and delivering contemporary dance from Key Stages 3-5. The resources were created/devised with motif development in mind, allowing you to see the motifs (or movement ideas) from the audience’s viewpoint and also from the performers’ viewpoint to make the analysis and learning of the movement easier. These resources could be used for the GCSE Dance Unit 4a composition controlled assessment and also to support the study of Overdrive for the Unit 1 written paper. For more information about workshops or resources visit http://www.richardalstondance.com/essential-alston-workshops and http://www.thealstonstudio.com/

The Place: Work Place Artist Promo 2014

Work Place is a unique programme of support for professional choreographers. It creates a home for a community of artists, sustaining them and developing their work. Work Place currently supports 11 artists: Tony Adigun, Robert Clark, James Cousins, Ben Duke, Rosemary Lee, Eva Recacha, Frauke Requardt, Luca Silvestrini, Moreno Solinas, Vera Tussing and Igor Urzelai. - See more at: www.theplace.org.uk/workplace

The Place Ice Bucket Challenge

The Place was nominated by Akademi to take up the Ice Bucket Challenge to help people affected by cancer and motor neurone disease. Kenneth Tharp our Chief Executive was iced and challenged Rambert and South East Dance to take up the challenge. Macmillan - text to ICE to 70550 donate £3 to Macmillan Motor Neurone Disease Association - text ICED55 followed by the amount (eg. £3) to 70070

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