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  • The Place is 50 - Visual arts commission call out

    4 Nov 2019

    The Place is London’s creative powerhouse for dance development. Our mission is to power imagination through dance by championing new ideas, embracing risks and creating a dance ecosystem unlike any other in the world where artists and dance enthusiasts can realise their full potential. The Place is home to London Contemporary Dance School, Richard Alston Dance Company, an extensive theatre and artist development programme, education projects, a range of classes and courses and a nationwide touring model.


  • Call out for Resolution Reviewers 2020

    18 Oct 2019

    Do you write about dance? Would you like to have your reviews published?



  • Dr Lise Uytterhoeven is new Director of Dance Studies at The Place

    17 Sep 2019

    The Place, the UK’s creative powerhouse for dance development, is proud to announce today the appointment of Dr Lise Uytterhoeven as new Director of Dance Studies to its world-leading conservatoire London Contemporary Dance School.

    A new role of Director of Dance Studies has been created within the Senior Leadership Team, to lead the growth and impact of London Contemporary Dance School’s Higher Education programmes as an unrivalled dance conservatoire.


  • Announcing the Anniversary Autumn Season at The Place

    17 Sep 2019

    A diverse and exciting Autumn season kicks off our anniversary year, tackling the pressing issues of our time - race, gender, sexuality, mental health, technology, class and politics – all through the medium of dance.


  • The Place appoints Alan Bishop as new Chair of the Board of Govenors

    17 Sep 2019

    At The Place, the UK's leading organisation for dance training, creation and performance, we have a clear ambition for the future and set about searching for a new Chair to the Board of Govenors who could help us realise this vision. Today we are pleased to announce the appointment of Alan Bishop who will assume the post in August 2019. Alan will take over from our current Chair Thomas Lynch, who has been with the organsiation since 2013.


  • Announcing the Summer Season at The Place

    17 Sep 2019

    The Place, London’s boldest dance theatre, is excited to share with you its summer programme.


  • The Place awarded Creative Europe Grant for project developing dance performance for young audiences.

    13 Sep 2019

    The Place, has successfully secured a 200,000 Euro Creative Europe grant towards a 333,000 Euro project with 3 EU partners. The project which will test a new model of developing dance performance for young audiences will start in October and run for 2 years.

    There is a vibrant, internationally mobile network of early career dance makers in Europe creating innovative, challenging and relevant performance experiences for adults, but this vitality is not matched in the breadth of dance performance on offer for young audiences.


  • Dancing for Life - The Place is 50

    8 Jul 2019

    Ambitious and future facing since 1969, London’s hub for contemporary dance enters a new decade of powering imagination through dance.

    In Autumn 2019, The Place enters its sixth decade as a driving force for dance development pushing the art form forward. Looking to the future with a global vision of a world with more dance, The Place will invest in independent artists, expand impact locally and internationally and continue its pioneering dance education and research.


  • Congratulations Sir Robert Cohan

    8 Jun 2019

    Robert Cohan CBE, the Founding Artistic Director of The Place, was awarded a knighthood for Services to Choreography & Dance in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

    This award is a wonderful acknowledgment of Sir Robert's prolific contribution to dance as a choreographer, an utterly brilliant teacher and a shrewd strategist. Together with founder and visionary Robin Howard, Sir Robert led the Contemporary Dance Trust's artistic ambition and consequently redrew the map for British Dance. 


  • A Knighthood for Richard Alston

    15 Mar 2019

    We are proud to confirm that Richard Alston has been awarded a knighthood by Her Majesty the Queen for Services to Dance as announced in the 2019 New Year’s Honours List.

    The award is a wonderful acknowledgement of the remarkable contribution to the art form Richard has made over five decades as one of the most inspiring and influential choreographers in contemporary dance.


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