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So you think you can…tell me what contemporary dance is?

Who can give me the exact definition of contemporary dance? Anybody? No? Because these days the whole of the UK seems to think, ‘contemporary dance is all about telling a story’, thanks to Arlene Phillip on So You Think You … Continue reading

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The Place Performance Project

In 2009 I was asked to come and teach the adult evening classes at The Place.  Together with my dance colleague Nuno Campos (then rehearsal director for the Henri Oguike DC) I had taught a summer intensive workshop in 2008 … Continue reading

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Money money money….not so funny

And there they were; the long awaited for CUTS. As some may say; ‘The cuts are just not cutting it”. Many discussions and articles about how this came about. The ones that are being let ‘free’ into the world of … Continue reading

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DANCE ON CAMERA: SOME THOUGHTS FOR MAKING IT BETTER (guest blog)

As a filmmaker I’ve become completely obsessed with dance. Sarah has shown me a world of meaning and emotion that lives completely separate from the spoken word and that really excites me. Cinema is at its most powerful when we … Continue reading

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Things you HAVE TO see…

Christmas time is coming up and the theatre’s are filling up with season audiences. With so many dance shows, opera’s, theatre productions, exhibitions, films and musicals it’s sometimes hard to know where to go. You don’t want to miss that … Continue reading

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Hollywood does dance pt.1…

A new wave of  films has taken over Hollywood. Dance film. After the all the old classics such as Footloose, Flashdance, Grease, Showgirls, Dirty Dancing etc. we now have a new generation of Hollywood does dance. Films such as The Company, Save … Continue reading

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I value the arts!!

I Value the Arts Campaign – Background information 1. Who is running the campaign? The National Campaign for the Arts (NCA). The NCA provides a voice for the arts world in all its diversity. It seeks to safeguard, promote and … Continue reading

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Save the arts

Radical cuts to current levels of arts funding will decimate what has been one of the UK’s chief success stories over the past 20 years, and will bring an end to the UK’s reign as a global capital for culture. … Continue reading

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The making of Suka

One morning I woke up next to a film maker who had a brilliant idea. He said; “Why don’t we make a dance film?”. I had just started choreographing for a few music videos and getting interested and involved in … Continue reading

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Welcome to Handmade By Sarah

On this website I will be telling you all about my work and life as a freelance dancer, choreographer, dance teacher, mother and founder of Handmade By Sarah. Write ups on old and new projects, previous work and work in progress. … Continue reading

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