Definite Articles

Our Guest Editor for 2017 is poet, producer and curator Karthika Naïr, who will publish three articles throughout the year. The articles are interconnected, so please subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next article has launched. Follow the button to the right.

SIX – OR MORE – DEGREES OF OTHERNESS: PART 2

Théâtre de la Bastille, Paris. November 2016..

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SIX – OR MORE – DEGREES OF OTHERNESS

Paris. December 2012. DESH – Akram Khan’s award-winning solo – is in Paris

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2015: Guest Editor, Ruth Little

The Institute of Controlled Falling is a space for consideration of the probability and possibilities of falling. In the coming months we will gather the perspectives and insights of artists and scientists …

AN INVENTORY OF FALLING

There is a dent in a wall at Battersea Arts Centre where the actor Jason Thorpe banged into it

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FALLING AWAY: DISAPPEARANCE, RESISTANCE AND REMEMBERING IN CONTEMPORARY DANCE

Traditional dance is in decline. Around the world, folk dance, social dance and forms of indigenous dance are under threat or face extinction, and their loss diminishes our knowledge and understanding of ourselves

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FALLING AND FEELING: THE MUSICAL TOPOGRAPHY OF SONG

Singer-songwiter Karine Polwart writes: I’m a songwriter and singer. Songs are my chosen art form

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FALL AGAIN, FALL BETTER

Rome fell. The Berlin Wall fell. Icarus fell from the sky and Madonna from the stage at the Brits

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FALLING STORIES

My father was dying. I knew it. I had been “home,” meaning at his house in the Midwest, several times during

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GRAVITY AND GRACE

In 1970 Trisha Brown created a choreographic work called Man Walking Down the Side of a Building, writes Ruth Little

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2014: Guest Editor, Sanjoy Roy

Inaugural guest editor Sanjoy Roy has been writing on dance since 1994, for various publications including the Guardian since 2002, and others such as Dance Gazette and Dancing Times …

MY KID IS AVANT-GARDE!

Artist Jeffrey Gordon Baker writes: Even before my adopted son Jack came to live with me two years ago

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DANCE TO THE MUSIC: CONTEMPORARY DANCE IN MUSIC VIDEO

You might not look to pop video clips for your contemporary dance kicks – but in fact, as Lise Smith points out

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FOR WHOM THE BEL TOLLS

Writer and producer Karthika Naïr interweaves a trajectory of the works of French choreographer

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THE GLOW THAT ILLUMINES

Lighting for dance has become a field of expertise and artistry in itself. Lise Smith casts an eye over its background

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HOW LONG IS A PIECE OF DANCE?

Paint dries, kettles boil… Sanjoy Roy on duration and endurance in contemporary choreography

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IS SKATING A DANCE FORM? GO FIGURE

Sanjoy Roy traces the crossed paths of dance and skating, and finds both confluence and conflict between the forms.

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