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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

Fringe at The Place 2014

www.theplace.org.uk/fringeplace Dancing our way to Edinburgh Fringe at The Place brings a bit of the world's largest art festival to your favourite London venue. For only £10 / ticket you get to see specially commissioned pop-up performances (fringe shorts) and a hand-picked Edinburgh show at 8pm. What's not to love?

London Contemporary Dance School Live: EDge

Tonight's Programme: Canto/Pianto Choreography Trisha Brown Restaging Stacy Spence Dancers Desirée Attard, Sara Barney, Hannah Barron, Ellyn Hebron, James Kay, Michael Kriempardis, Ryan Lange, Julian Lewis, George Pelagias Spring on Mars Choreography Maya Levy Dancers Ellyn Hebron, Michael Kriempardis, Ryan Lange, George Pelagias Because Choreography Idan Cohen Dancers Desirée Attard, Hannah Barron, Lizzie Croucher, James Kay, Ryan Lange, Julian Lewis, Elena Tsikitikou a power to bring light into a darkened room Choreography Ben Wright Dancers Desirée Attard, Sara Barney, Hannah Barron, Lizzie Croucher, Ellyn Hebron, James Kay, Michael Kriempardis, Ryan Lange, Julian Lewis, George Pelagias, Theo Samsworth, Elena Tsikitikou Download the full programme credits here: http://www.lcds.ac.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/EDge%20Programme%202014_Web.pdf We'd love to receive your feedback on this live stream, this short survey will take just two minutes to complete: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MJWPVJF

EDge Choreographer Trisha Brown, restaged by Stacy Spence

See Stacy Spence, talk about Trisha Brown's work, 'Canto/Pianto' for EDge, the postgraduate performance company of London Contemporary Dance School. EDge will be performing at The Place, London on Thu 26 - Sat 28 June 8pm http://www.theplace.org.uk/EdgeLondon View the tour dates: http://www.lcds.ac.uk/EDgeTour

EDge Choreographer Ben Wright

See EDge choreographer Ben Wright talk about his commissioned work, 'a power to bring light into a darkened room' for EDge, the postgraduate performance company of London Contemporary Dance School. EDge will be performing at The Place, London on Thu 26 - Sat 28 June 8pm http://www.theplace.org.uk/EdgeLondon View the tour dates: http://www.lcds.ac.uk/EDgeTour

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Richard Alston Dance Company - Illuminations

Check Autumn Tour Dates now: http://www.richardalstondance.com Choreography: Richard Alston Music: Benjamin Britten - Les Illuminations 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/

EDge Choreographer Joe Moran

See EDge choreographer Joe Moran talk about his commissioned work, 'Subject to Change' for EDge, the postgraduate performance company of London Contemporary Dance School. EDge will be performing at The Place, London on Thu 26 - Sat 28 June 8pm http://www.theplace.org.uk/EdgeLondon View the tour dates: http://www.lcds.ac.uk/EDgeTour

Richard Alston Dance Company - Overdrive 2014

Richard Alston's Overdrive returns for Autumn 2014! Choreography: Richard Alston Music: Terry Riley - Keyboard Study #1 http://www.richardalstondance.com 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/ 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/

refresh 2014

refresh is an exciting youth dance performance opportunity presented by The Place which takes youth dance groups to another level and develops their practice. It's a night for young people by young people. refresh 2014 took place on Sat 29 Mar at The Place

Divided 2014

An installation staged at The Place and created by Young choreographers from Shift with designers from Wimbledon College of Art

Joe Moran in conversation with Bryony Kimmings

http://www.theplace.org.uk/joe-moran-dance-art-foundation Choreographer Joe Moran tells live artist Bryony Kimmings about his triple bill Assembly, to be performed at The Place on Tuesday 13th May 2014.

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: www.theplace.org.uk/edge 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

http://www.theplace.org.uk/spring-loaded-2014 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.

Remembering Who I Am - A stroke rehabilitation project using dance and movement

In 2013,The Place in collaboration with Rosetta Life, set up a series of movement workshops for stroke patients in rehabilitation at the National Hospital for Neurological Surgery. This video documents the experiences of the patients and the staff involved in the project. www.theplace.org.uk | www.rosettalife.org

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. 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 A new educational resource website featuring Richard's early works is available at http://www.thealstonstudio.com/

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) www.theplace.org.uk/eva-recacha-1

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) www.theplace.org.uk/igor-and-moreno

Shift performs as part of fresh 2013 at The Place

www.theplace.org.uk 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 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 A new educational resource website featuring Richard's early works is available at http://www.thealstonstudio.com/

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: www.theplace.org.uk/performance / 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 / www.theplace.org.uk/performances #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 / www.theplace.org.uk/luca-silvestrinis-protein 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.

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