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  • London Contemporary Dance School celebrates the success of its recent graduates.

    24 Jul 2017

    International conservatoire London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS) is celebrating the surge of accomplishments of their recent alumni and 2017 graduating students which include dancing with Company Wayne McGregor, Compagnie Thor, Cullbergbaletten, Requardt & Rosenberg, Vincent Dance Theatre and The National Theatre taking part in DEBS: Dancers Emerging Bursary Scheme, freelance film making, teaching sport at secondary school level, and setting up their own dance companies.

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  • New 30k commission for dance announced by The Place, GDIF and DanceEast

    11 Jul 2017

    Press release: For immediate release 

    COMMISSION CALL OUT FOR OUTDOOR DANCE LAUNCHED BY THE PLACE, GDIF AND DANCEEAST

    Stomping Ground is a new project commissioning dance for outdoor spaces in 2018/19. 

    The Place, GDIF and DanceEast are coming together to commission bold and original dance for outdoor spaces. There are two £15k commissions available; one for a show to be presented in summer 2018, and one for a show which will be ready to present in 2019.

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  • New Director of Undergraduate Programmes appointed

    3 Jul 2017

    We're delighted to announce that Dr Martin Hargreaves will be joining the senior management team as Director of Undergraduate Programmes in July 2017.

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  • Conservatoire for Dance and Drama receives Gold award in Teaching Excellence Framework

    3 Jul 2017

    The outcomes of the Year Two Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) have been announced by HEFCE, and the Conservatoire is delighted to announce that the institution has received a Gold award. The Conservatoire is one of 59 institutions to be awarded Gold out of the 295 providers who entered the TEF.

    The TEF was introduced by the Government to build evidence about the performance of the UK’s world-class higher education sector, complementing the existing Research Excellence Framework with an analysis of teaching and learning outcomes.

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  • THE PLACE RETAINS ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND NATIONAL PORTFOLIO ORGANISATION STATUS AND LAUNCHES AMBITIOUS NEW PRODUCING AND TOURING MODEL

    30 Jun 2017

    The Place has received confirmation from Arts Council England that it has maintained its status as a National Portfolio Organisation at its current level of funding for another four years, from 2018.

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  • Creative dance powerhouse, The Place, appoints new Chief Executive Clare Connor

    16 May 2017

    For immediate release

    16 May 2017

    CREATIVE DANCE POWERHOUSE, THE PLACE, APPOINTS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE

    The UK’s leading organisation for dance training, creation and performance, The Place, today announces the appointment of its new Chief Executive, Clare Connor.

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  • The Place announces Edinburgh Fringe 2017 programme

    15 May 2017

    London’s boldest dance theatre The Place brings three hit shows to Edinburgh.

    BORDER TALES | Protein Dance @ @ Summerhall (4-26 Aug)
    FAGIN’S TWIST | Avant Garde Dance @ Zoo Venues (21-27 Aug)
    R O S A L I N D | James Cousins Company @ Summerhall (4-26 Aug)

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  • Creative Europe Renews Support To European Dance Network (EDN)

    10 May 2017

    The Place is a member of European Dance Network (EDN), which is a network for trust and collaboration between 36 European dancehouses from 22 European countries sharing a common vision regarding the development of dance art across borders. It promotes the professional development of dance artists as well as dance as an art form. The EDN members share a model of working. They set up cooperation projects within the network and with other institutions which are focused on different and relevant aspects for dance such as production, communication, leadership, exchange and legacy. 

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  • LCDS alumna Rosina Bonsu named among ten Outstanding Women of Scotland

    25 Apr 2017

    Paisley-based Rosina Bonsu was awarded the prestigious nomination by the Saltire Society for her contribution to Scottish life. She joins First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Professor Dame Sue Black and singer Horse Mcdonald among the inductees.

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  • The Place receives £150,000 Arts Council England Change Makers Award

    13 Oct 2016

    The Place is delighted to announce that it has been awarded £150,000 from the Arts Council England Change Makers fund to work with performer, choreographer and British Council ambassador Hakeem Onibudo. The award will provide a bursary for Hakeem to work full time at The Place over the next 18 months to deliver projects specifically aimed at increasing the number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people who engage with the organisation, whether as audience members, staff, artists or students.

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Sorcha Hunter, Press and Media Manager
+44 (0) 20 7121 1020 / sorcha.hunter@theplace.org.uk 

The Place's Communications Team
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