• 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.


  • 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.


  • Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp OBE to stand down as Chief Executive of The Place

    8 Sep 2016

    After nine years as Chief Executive of The Place, Kenneth Tharp has announced that he will be leaving the organisation at the end of November 2016.

    Commenting on his planned departure Kenneth said:


  • London Contemporary Dance School presents EDge 2016

    2 Feb 2016


    EDge, London Contemporary Dance School’s vibrant postgraduate dance company to tour four specially commissioned new works across 15 venues and six venues.

    The 13 dancers will perform pieces by four of the most innovative choreographers working in dance today. Each choreographer has their own distinct style, with influences as diverse as krumping, philosophy, physical comedy, film and human relationships.


  • The Place announces the programme for Resolution, the UK’s biggest festival for new dance.

    9 Dec 2015

    London’s boldest dance theatre announces the line-up for the 27th edition of Resolution festival which runs from Friday 8 January to Friday 19 February 2016.

    Across 26 nights, 78 companies take to the stage to test the limits of dance through bold ideas and movement. This year The Place has partnered with Akademi, Breakin’ Convention, Jacksons Lane and Rambert to support emerging talent and present the latest and bravest trends in contemporary performance.


  • Alumni news: National Dance Awards 2015 nominations announced

    2 Nov 2015

    Alumni from London Contemporary Dance School at The Place are nominated for six awards.

    The nominations for the National Dance Awards 2015 have been announced with London Contemporary Dance School alumni and current Work Place artists receiving nominations.


  • New postgraduate study programme launched at London Contemporary Dance School

    28 Oct 2015

    MA Contemporary Dance: Developing Artistic Practice offers unrivalled flexibility.

    The new strand of postgraduate study Developing Artistic Practice at London Contemporary Dance School offers unrivalled flexibility and enables students to tailor the pathway to fit their specific professional needs and develop their artistic practice. The new structure also enables students to gain a Masters or Postgraduate Diploma qualification by building up module credits over a period of one to six years.


  • New initiative taking contemporary dance to rural venues with the National Rural Touring Forum

    16 Oct 2015

    Contemporary dance companies join forces with the National Rural Touring Forum

    National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF) and their partners China Plate Theatre, The Place and Take Art are proud to announce the companies that have been selected to be part of the Rural Touring Dance Initiative. Eight companies have been chosen to tour their existing shows in 2016-17 with a further five shortlisted to create a new work to tour in 2017-18.


  • Alumni news: What inspired Sharon Watson to forge her pioneering dance career

    16 Oct 2015

    "As a place, London Contemporary Dance School changed my life...I was exposed to a level of creativity that I had received only limited exposure to...I knew I was talented, but the School surrounded me with people who were much more talented than me and I found that incredibly inspiring." Sharon Watson 


  • Currency - a festival of experimental European performance at The Place

    8 Oct 2015


    From 4 - 11 November the Currency festival will showcase European experimental performance that defies easy categorisation. This year sees the launch of Currency TV which will offer audiences even more ways to experience the spirit of collaboration, innovation and creativity that is the hallmark of this event.


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