News & Blogs
  • A Life lived in Dance - Goodbye to Sir Robert Cohan

    13 Jan 2021

    Robert Cohan, Founding Artistic Director of The Place, was a prolific choreographer, an utterly brilliant teacher and also a shrewd strategist. Single-handedly he changed the face of contemporary dance in this country. Well, perhaps not quite single-handedly, for it was Robin Howard, Founder of the Contemporary Dance Trust, who had the vision to invite Cohan to lead his as yet only dreamt-of new organisation comprising a Company, a School and a building which was to become known as The Place - Cohan bravely took up this invitation and contemporary dance in Britain was born.


  • New Year's Honours for dance and arts

    11 Jan 2021

    Next to keyworkers and healthcare staff, dance and the arts featured prominently in this year’s New Year's Honours list, recognising perhaps how valuable the arts really are especially in challenging times.


  • Congratulations to Sir Robert Cohan for his Lifetime Achievement Award

    30 Nov 2020

    On Friday night, the annual One Dance UK Awards were streamed online, celebrating the people who have made an impact on the vibrant UK dance landscape! 

    Hosted by Akosua Boakye BEM in front of the empty auditorium of the Courtyard Theatre in Hereford, with winners joining in by video, the online ceremony still managed to create a glamorous atmosphere as the dance community honoured those that worked so hard to keep the heart of dance beating this year.


  • The Place is seeking to support a new cohort of Work Place Associate Artists

    26 Nov 2020

    The Place, London’s creative powerhouse for dance development, has been leading the way in dance training, creation and performance for 50 years. With a mission to power imagination through dance, The Place is inviting artists to apply for the Work Place Associate Artist programme. 

    Work Place is The Place’s unique programme of tailored support for professional choreographers. It creates a home for a community of artists, helping to sustain them and provide conditions for their work to grow and flourish. 


  • The Place and Peut-ÊtreTheatre bring Magic into the Classroom this December

    20 Nov 2020

    After a more than unusual year with too much screen time and not enough play time, The Place and Peut-Être Theatre set out to bring smiles, laughter and live performance back to children around Camden and beyond.

    Knowing how much schools will be missing their usual Christmas theatre trip this year, it feels more important than ever to find a special way for children to enjoy cultural activities.


  • The Place and the Korean Cultural Centre present A Festival Of Korean Dance 2020 – Online Edition

    20 Nov 2020

    The Place and the Korean Cultural Centre in London are excited to continue their partnership, even in this difficult year, to present their annual Festival of Korean Dance 2020 as a special online edition.


  • UAL and The Place's London Contemporary Dance School announce Partnership

    13 Oct 2020

    Building on twenty years of collaboration, University of the Arts London (UAL) and London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS) at The Place have taken the next step toward a closer relationship by signing a validating partnership agreement. From September 2021, UAL will be the validating authority for the LCDS’ undergraduate and postgraduate programmes which see its students graduate amongst a London-wide network of artists and makers.


  • Here for Culture

    12 Oct 2020

    The Place is delighted to announce that we have been successful in securing £472,339 from the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund, courtesy of Arts Council England. 

    With an unprecedented investment of £1.57bn through this fund, the government is #HereForCulture so we can weather the storm of coronavirus and come back stronger.  

    And we are #HereForCulture too.


  • Historical allegations of sexual grooming

    24 Sep 2020

    On Monday 21 September, we were made aware of social media posts relating to a historical allegation of sexual grooming of a London Contemporary Dance School Alumnus by a teacher. 

    Our policies and practices strictly prohibit staff to student relationships. We take all allegations of abuse of any kind with the utmost seriousness and are unwavering in our commitment to create an environment which keeps all students, alumni, staff, audiences, and participants safe. 


  • Paloma Faith becomes Patron of The Place

    14 Sep 2020

    The Place, London’s pioneering hub for contemporary dance training, creation and performance, is immensely proud and excited to announce actress, popstar, artist and activist Paloma Faith as its newest, as well as youngest, patron.


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