For over 50 years, The Place has explored the possibilities of what dance can do. It seeks to engage with audiences and participants, champion the best ideas and create inspiring conditions for artists and enthusiasts to realise their potential. The Place combines London Contemporary Dance School, Richard Alston Dance Company and a 285 seat theatre, together with pioneering learning, outreach, recreation and professional development projects.
The Place has been a focal point of dance creativity in Britain, contributing to the development of cutting edge contemporary work, particularly new choreography, since it was founded in 1969.
Building and facilities
The Place has 11 state-of-the-art dance studios, a studio theatre and a cafe (open 6 days a week) and is situated in the heart of central London, between Kings Cross / St Pancras and Euston stations.
The Place are seeking dance artists to join Shape It Lab on Wed 29 and Thu 30 Apr 2020. The two day lab for UK based artists focuses on questions that makers could consider when presenting dance to young audiences.More
The online forum co-organized by EDN and The Place & Sadler's Wells will invite artists, producers, promoters, and other dance professionals from all over Europe for online discussions.More
Leaders have ultimate responsibility for everything. They set the vision and direction of travel, inspire and nurture others, and make decisions that cannot always be popular. Other people may offer advice and opinions, but in the end it is up to the leader to juggle different demands, make sense of diverse views and shape the future. Leadership is a lonely dance.Summary list
EDN organized the Information Workshop on Dance Production and Funding in Europe in Brussels. The aim was to consider the current realities of producing dance for the contemporary dance sector in Europe, the impact of funding schemes on artistic practice and the possibilities for closer collaboration and information exchange with institutions involved in cultural funding in Europe.Summary list