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Focus on: new opportunities and challenges
Subtle connections between corporeal identity and spaces of habitation resonate through animated as they continue to fascinate practitioners and artists alike. Our preoccupation with the usual, the convention-breaking, is ever prevalent in our attempt to transcend boundaries and facilitate connections between diverse 'geographical hinterlands that dancers characteristically inhabit, pitting them', as Shobana Jeyasingh muses, 'against older orthodoxies of cultural authenticity'.

Our physical bodies are constantly changing, 'never one thing, singular and stable', but as Carol Brown suggests,'exist(ing) in flux with the activities we pursue, the spaces we inhabit, the relationships we encounter'. The touchstones - 'our skin,once the boundary of the self, and space, once the container for the body' - no longer hold, driven by our need to savour new languages. But with this comes a tension for audiences and dancemakers who are required... Read more
In this issue
In it's purest form
Gaby Agis and Joe Moran offer a rare insight into the work of Joan Skinner and a system, which is fast becoming mainstream
Dwelling space
Carol Brown contemplates the language and placement of architecture, which informs Machine for Living, a collaboration between herself and visual artist, Esther Rolinson
From the editor
Scilla Dyke
Hip hype
The list is long, the styles diverse - Brenda Edwards gives us the low down on the hype surrounding Hip, a nine day event celebrating black dance
Rich spaces to engage our senses
Dance Base - Dick Matchett tracks the heart-stopping journey from the projects infancy to international recognition and architectural acclaim
The focus: new opportunities and challenges
Transcending boundaries
Leon Robinson speaks about fulfilling a life's dream to visit the Schomburg Centre for Research of Black Culture in New York where he unexpectedly found himself guest of honour
Going to the edge
Creating a cultural quarter in King's Cross by Sue Hoyle with Theresa Beattie and Veronica Lewis
Fuelled by desire
Andrea Buckley recounts an intensive devising process under the tutelage of Siobhan Davies
A strategic gem
Hannah Curr provides the low down on the Lancashire dance ecology
In search of a phantom
Here Shobana Jeyasingh speaks candidly about her new work Web where Bharatha Natyam is used as the connective tissue for the manufactured dancer
One-stop shop
Jacqueline Rose, head of London Arts' Dance Unit talks with Hans de Kretser and Carmel Smith about an indispensable new resource created specifically for the UK dance community
Dance and disabled people
Daring to resist
Disability and dance debated by Susan Jeff, Claire Russ, Catherine Hale, Shan Maclennan, Julia Curruthers, Donald Hutera, Catherine Hale and Cindy Gower
Common knowledge
Because arts in health work proceeds from the personal it poses subtle problems for evaluation. Mike White explains why joined up practice is crucial
Cultural regrounding
Here Diane Mitchell recounts her South African sabbatical in which she engaged and exchanged with dance artists and managers in creative practice and dialogue