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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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EDge 2014 - a new generation of dance artists

EDGE 2014 ON TOUR: 24 MAR -13 JUL 2014 EDge, the postgraduate company of London Contemporary Dance School, take to the road with an energetic, playful and dramatic programme of dance. The 12 talented dancers will perform a selection from six contrasting works of which four have been made specifically for the dancers during creative choreographic residencies at The Place. These include special commissions by Ben Wright, Associate Artistic Director of Skånes Dance Theatre called a power to bring light into a darkened room and London Contemporary Dance School alumnus Joe Moran who has created a piece called Subject to Change. For the first time, EDge has worked with two up-and-coming Israeli choreographers Maya Levy and Idan Cohen, to create shorter works as part of the partnership with the Choreographers Association and supported by the British Israeli Arts Training Scheme (BIARTS). More info: Plymouth Peninsula Arts, Plymouth University Mon 24 March Hexham Queen's Hall Arts Centre* Fri 11 April Leeds The Riley Theatre, Northern School of Contemporary Dance* Mon 28 April Bromsgrove Artrix* Fri 2 May Dundee The Space, Scottish School of Contemporary Dance* Thu 15 May London Chelsea and Westiminster Hospital Thu 22 May London The Place Sat 24 May This is a double bill featuring performances by EDge alongside students from Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance Exeter Exeter Phoenix* Tue 27 May Italy Teatro Mediterraneo Mostra D'Oltremare, Napoli Thu 29 May Austria Salzberg Experimental Academy of Dance Sat 7 June Berwick-Upon-Tweed The Maltings Theatre* Thu 12 June Canterbury Gulbenkian, University of Kent Thu 17 June Swansea Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University Thu 19 June London The Place Thu 26, Fri 27 & Sat 28 June Israel The Rhino Hall, Canada House, Jerusalem Mon 30 June Israel Warehouse 2 at Jaffa Port, Tel Aviv Wed 2 & Thu 3 July Portugal Casa das Artes, Vila Nova de Famalicão Fri 11, Sat 12 & Sun 13 July

Spring Loaded 2014 Trailer Spring Loaded brings together some of the most inventive new dance makers currently working in the UK. The season is loaded with new ideas from artists who are doing things differently than the norm.

Stroke rehabilitation project using dance and movement

In 2013,The Place in collaboration with Rosetta Life, set up a series of movment workshops for stroke patients in rehabilitiation at the National Hosptial for Neurological Surgery. This video documents the expereinces of the patients and the staff involved in the project. |

Richard Alston Dance Company - Rejoice in the Lamb

Rejoice in the Lamb Choreography: Richard Alston Music: Benjamin Britten - Rejoice in the Lamb Op. 30 Filmed by Marco Benozzi at the Exeter Northcott Theatre. Edited by Steve Jackman. International Touring Gillian Newson Dance Arts UK Email: Tel: + 44(0)77 68166381 UK Touring Isabel Tamen Executive Director, Richard Alston Dance Company Email: Tel: + 44 (0)20 7121 1010 For further information about education work, please contact: Katie Vernon-Smith Email: Tel: + 44 (0)20 7121 1019 A new educational resource website featuring Richard's early works is available at

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Behind the scenes of WorkPlace: Eva Recacha

The Place's WorkPlace artist Eva Recacha talks about the creation of her new dance piece 'Easy Rider' plus foootage from her promo image photoshoot with photographer Chris Nash at The Place theatre. You can watch 'Easy Rider' 25 & 26 Apr 2014 at The Place, London. Tickets £15 (£12conc)

Behind the scenes of WorkPlace: Igor & Moreno

The Place's WorkPlace artists Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solinas talk about the creation of their new dance piece 'Idiot-Syncrasy' plus foootage from their photoshoot with photographer Chris Nash. You can watch 'Idiot-syncrasy' 15 & 16 May 2014 at The Place, London. Tickets £15 (£12conc)

Shift performs as part of fresh 2013 at The Place Shift performing as part of fresh at The Place Sat 30 Nov 2013.

Richard Alston Dance Company - Brink (chor. Martin Lawrance)

Brink Choreography: Martin Lawrance Music: Ayuo - Eurasian Tango International Touring Gillian Newson Dance Arts UK Email: Tel: + 44(0)77 68166381 UK Touring Isabel Tamen Executive Director, Richard Alston Dance Company Email: Tel: + 44 (0)20 7121 1010 For further information about education work, please contact: Katie Vernon-Smith Email: Tel: + 44 (0)20 7121 1019 A new educational resource website featuring Richard's early works is available at

The making of PROTEIN'S 'Border Tales' - Interview with Luca Silvestrini

PROTEIN'S choreographer Luca Silvestrini talks about the process of making the new dance show 'Border Tales' with footage from rehearsals. Border Tales Tue 25 Feb to Sat 15 Mar, 8pm The Place, LONDON Book tickets: / 020 7121 1100 Filmed at The Place and Clapham Community Project Produced by The Place and Sarah Blanc

London Contemporary Dance School Undergraduate Q+A

First year undergraduate students Ricky Huxstep and Zinah Mangera-Lakew answer questions submitted via facebook and twitter during the London Contemporary Dance School Virtual Open Day.

Resolution! Retrospective - 25th Anniversary archive footage film

A short film that showcases just a fraction of the exciting new dance that has been shown in Resolution! over the last 25 years at The Place. Introduced by Eddie Nixon, Theatre & Artist Development Director at The Place, it features early work from well-known choreographers such as Wayne McGregor, Yael Flexer, Gary Clarke and Jasmin Vardimon alongside newer names such as Botis Seva and Kip Johnson. List of choreographers in the film: Resolution! 1993 / Wayne McGregor | Random Dance Resolution! 1993 / Yael Flexer | Bedlam Resolution! 1994 / Beth Cassani & Company Resolution! 1994 / Javier De Frutos Resolution! 1994 / Amanda Banks Resolution! 1994 / Arthur Pita Resolution! 1995 / Robert Brace | Open House Resolution! 1996 / Henri Oguike Resolution! 1998 /Jasmin Vardimon | Zbang Dance Company Resolution! 1999 / Henrietta Hale and Company Resolution! 1999 / Martin Lawrance Dance Company Resolution! 2000 / Maresa Von Stockert: Dance at the Edge Resolution! 2001 / Hanna Gillgren | H2 Dance Resolution! 2004 / Kate Prince | Zoonation Resolution! 2004 / Hofesh Shechter Resolution! 2006 / Gary Clarke Resolution! 2007 / Darren Ellis Resolution! 2012 / Kip Johnson Resolution! 2012 / Yu Yu Rau Resolution! 2012 / Seke Chimuntengwende Resolution! 2013 / Ingrid Molinos Resolution! 2013 / Botis Seva | Far From The Norm All footage filmed in the Robin Howard Dance Theatre at The Place. Special thanks to Trinity Laban for help with locating archive footage. RESOLUTION! 2014 runs from TUE 14 JAN - SAT 15 FEB Book your tickets 020 7121 1100 / #Res2014

Protein presents BORDER TALES (trailer)

Tue 25 Feb to Sat 15 Mar 2014 The Place, London With an engaging blend of dance, dialogue and live music, award-winning Protein returns with a new slice of timely social comment. Based on personal accounts and collected stories, treated with Protein's trademark physical and verbal wit, Border Tales considers the national, religious and ethnic mix of multicultural living. Luca Silvestrini turns his sharply satirical gaze to perception, tolerance and where lines are drawn between 'them' and 'us'. But who is 'us' and who is 'them'? And who are these 'aliens' amongst us? Book tickets: 020 7121 110 / Tickets: £15 / £12 (conc) PROTEIN dancers: Salah El Brogy, Eryck Brahmania, Kenny Wing Tao Ho, Stephen Moynihan, Femi Oyewole, Yuyu Rau, Stuart Waters Composer: Andy Pink Musician: Anthar Kharana Lighting design: Jackie Shemesh Costume stylist: Valentina Golfieri

Student voices: international cohort

Four international students talk about their experience at London Contemporary Dance School.

Contemporary Level 2 at The Place

Classes and Courses: Contemporary Level 2

Contemporary Level 3 at The Place

Classes and Courses: Contemporary Level 3

Contemporary Level 1 at The Place

Classes and Courses: Contemporary Level 1

Ballet Level 3 at The Place

Classes and Courses at The Place

Ballet Level 2 class at The Place

Classes and Courses: Ballet Level 2

LCDS Virtual Open Day 2013 (Postgraduate)

Please refer to the times below to navigate through the day: 00:06 Introduction from Artistic Director, Jeanne Yasko 02:23 EDge work with choreographer Yael Flexer on her work Living Room (Cast 1) 19.09 Jeanne Yasko talks about the EDge tour and the commissioned choreographers 23:46 Cast 2 run a section of Living Room 39:37 Question and answer session with Artistic Director Jeanne Yasko, choreographer Yael Flexer and the dancers of EDge

LCDS Virtual Open Day 2013 (Undergraduate)

Please refer to the times below to navigate through the day: 0:00:09 Introduction from Veronica Lewis, Principal 0:00:49 Contemporary technique - First year BA (Hons) class with Jeannie Steele 0:21:18 A note from Veronica Lewis, Principal 0:21:45 Ballet technique - Third year BA (Hons) class with Raymond Chai 0:48:54 Contemporary technique - Second year BA (Hons) class with Sasha Roubicek 1:03:13 Question and answer session with first year undergraduate students Ricky Huxstep and Zinah Mangera-Lakew

Fresh 2013 at The Place competition Enter this competition to WIN 5 TICKETS TO FRESH 30 Nov 2013 at The Place and a chance for your dance to be shown on the night. HOW TO ENTER? Simply send us a video of no more than 15 seconds of you dancing to with the subject line FRESH 2013 COMPETITION. This can be a youtube link or the video file itself. The best 5 videos will be shown on the night and the best video owner will win 5 tickets to the show. This competition will close on Tue 26 Nov at 4pm and the winners will be announced on the 27 Nov 2013. GOOD LUCK

Trailer: EDge Live Rehearsal with Yael Flexer

EDge, the postgraduate performance company of London Contemporary Dance School in rehearsal with choreographer, Yael Flexer. This is part of the LCDS Virtual Open Day. Join us to watch technique classes, rehearsals and live Q&A sessions. Pose your questions to the students, choreographer Yael Flexer, EDge Artistic Director, Jeanne Yasko via Twitter or Facebook. Twitter: @theplacelondon Facebook: /EDgeDanceCo

Lander Patrick - 'cascas d'ovo' trailer

Tue 19 Nov, 8pm Currency 2013 - Join us for four nights of performance, conversation and supper. This festival of fresh-thinking isn't straightforward dance, circus or theatre but performance that blurs the borders of all three. On each of the four evenings you can find shows that defy convention, watch studio collaborations that are deliberately wrong-footing and you can discuss it all with your fellow spectators over supper in the cafe. Tickets are £17 (£14 concession) and include: a light supper in The Place Cafe from 6 - 7.45pm a half-hour pre-show sharing (choose time slot 6.30pm, 7pm or 7.30pm when booking) main house show at 8pm

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