Comment and discussion from staff at The Place about our work and more
Author: Comment and Discussion | Posted: 17 May 2013
This week at The Place we've started our new theatre season, Spring Loaded, with shows from Laila Diallo and Simone Riccio, and our companies EDge and Richard Alston Dance Company continue to tour the UK.
Author: Comment and Discussion | Posted: 10 May 2013
This week at The Place we've been preparing for our next season, Spring Loaded, in the theatre, and enjoying dispatches from EDge and Richard Alston Dance Company who are both midway through their spring tours.
Author: Comment and Discussion | Posted: 3 May 2013
We’ve been basking in the glory of surviving another The Place Prize. Which makes us all winners in a way, but not in the way of actually winning the £25,000 prize. This year’s prize was actually-won by Riccardo Buscarini for his piece Athletes.
Author: RIta Chowdhury | Posted: 26 April 2013
This week the media’s been debating The Place Prize and picking their favourite finalists like children with very advanced vocabulary in a sweet shop.
Author: Emma Young | Posted: 19 April 2013
This week, after weeks, months, years (not years) of blood, sweat and tears (not tears), the finals of The Place Prize for dance, sponsored by Bloomberg, began. And - allegedly - there were a couple of other opening nights for dance elsewhere in London too.
Author: Tim Wood | Posted: 12 April 2013
The Place is gearing up for one of the highlights of its year: the finals of The Place Prize for dance, sponsored by Bloomberg, which kick off on Wed 17 April. Meanwhile, there's news from London about a theatrical departure, and from New York about dance company that's making a big noise in tap.
Author: Emma Young | Posted: 5 April 2013
This week our CAT students and Richard Alston Dance Company members have been in the media, and we've been reading about disappearances, walk-outs and sex. (In ballet.)
Author: Emma Young | Posted: 3 April 2013
At The Place we’re passionate about learning. So passionate that we’ve a team devoted to developing and sharing our expertise in education.
Author: Emma Young | Posted: 22 March 2013
We’re thrilled to announce the judges of this year’s The Place Prize finals.
Author: Emma Young | Posted: 22 March 2013
This week at The Place theatre we have enjoyed a showcase of Advanced Studies, Postgraduate Choreography and EDge performances.
Author: Emma Young | Posted: 21 March 2013Last week, on Tuesday 12 March, The Place announced the recipients of this year’s Peggy Hawkins Scholarship Fund.
Author: Emma Young | Posted: 15 March 2013
The Richard Alston Dance Company spring tour continues and, inspired by Alan Partridge (as ever), this week the company visited Norwich.
Author: Emma Young | Posted: 8 March 2013
It’s been a busy week for The Place with visits from Franko B and his stuffed polar bear, and Scottish Dance Theatre and their dead swans and deer.
Author: Emma Young | Posted: 4 March 2013
Author: Emma Young | Posted: 25 February 2013
Richard Alston Dance Company, based here at The Place, is touring the UK. The tour takes the company’s 10 dancers to 17 theatres around the UK for 26 performances featuring six repertoire pieces and one world premiere.
Author: Kenneth Tharp's Blog | Posted: 8 February 2013
Not so much a U-turn from Michael Gove, as a step ball change and a do-si-do
Author: Kenneth Tharp's Blog | Posted: 19 November 2012
Government needs to look at the evidence and think about young people and their futures in a more holistic and joined-up way.
Author: Kenneth Tharp's Blog | Posted: 4 October 2012
In her Guardian blog this week, Lyn Gardner asks "Is it okay to walk out of a play?"
Author: Tim Wood | Posted: 24 July 2012
Author: Kenneth Tharp's Blog | Posted: 6 June 2012
The point at which a young person discovers that they have a real passion for something and perhaps even a particular talent for it, is a hugely important moment in their development.
Author: Kenneth Tharp's Blog | Posted: 20 April 2012
I've been riding a bike in London since 1978. I'm pleased to see many more other cyclists these days but it's got infinitely more dangerous. Anyone jumping on to two wheels needs to be prepared for anything at any moment. My dreams about flying through the air used to be about dancing; now they’re more likely to be nightmares about getting knocked off my bike by an Addison Lee cab.