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

    16 May 2017

    For immediate release

    16 May 2017


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


  • 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)


  • 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. 


  • 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.


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+44 (0) 20 7121 1020 / sorcha.hunter@theplace.org.uk 

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