A diverse cast of people converged on London’s City Hall on July 6 to partake in Dance Umbrella and Big Dance’s gender debate. (more…)
A depleting number of recognised female choreographers has led to members of the industry asking: ‘Where are the female choreographers?’.
Leaders such as Fleur Darkin, choreographer and artistic director of Scottish Dance Theatre, famously said: “Institutions are biased against female achievement systematically, not because individuals are misogynist. It is the culture, not one thing”. (more…)
Arts Council England rewarded many choreographers with funding in its 2015 settlement.
Contemporary dance artists such as Akram Khan, who received a 122% funding boost to over £500,000 a year, and Matthew Bourne, who has received £1.2 million for his company’s efforts with shows such as the Lord of The Flies, are at the forefront of commissioning. (more…)