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Top 10 tips for touring internationally

| by Andrew Jones

Build trust, challenge your assumptions and embrace new experiences. As the Edinburgh Festivals kick off, the British Council’s very own Andrew Jones shares some expert advice for performing arts companies seeking international opportunities

"Shared stories keep us together"

| by Lyn Gardner

Will artists from the UK and EU still work together after Brexit? Nocturne, part of LIFT 2018, was created by the UK’s Andy Field and Latvia’s Krista Burāne. They speak to Lyn Gardner about collaboration, nature and public space in our latest Culture after Brexit blog

An Indian playwright's view of UK theatre

| by Anupama Chandrasekhar

What are theatre's superpowers? Anupama Chandrasekhar, the first international Writer in Residence at the National Theatre, talks about taking risks, losing inspiration, and her impressions of British theatre

The future of circus is social

| by Lyn Gardner

How can circus create change? What can artists in the UK and other parts of Europe learn from each other? As circus celebrates its 250th birthday, Lyn Gardner reflects on Fresh Circus in Brussels, continuing our Culture after Brexit series

What draws British playwrights to Europe?

| by Lyn Gardner

In the UK, do we take our European identity for granted? Our Culture after Brexit series continues with acclaimed writers Simon Stephens, David Greig and Zinnie Harris telling Lyn Gardner how artists in other European countries inject new meaning into their plays

Dancing in my kitchen

| by Hetain Patel

Artist Hetain Patel turns YouTube vlogger in his new project about identity and cultural heritage. Watch the first episodes in the series and find out why he’s making films in his kitchen

Hip hop across the divide

| by Hakeem Onibudo

Against a background of political tension in Venezuela, 50 young dancers from Caracas come together to train and perform. Impact Dance's Hakeem Onibudo reflects on the "hip hop heads", blacked-out cars and joy that defined the project

Investigating the future of dance for 50 years

| by Cathy Gomez

What do our bodies know? Watch a conversation with choreographer Siobhan Davies on the importance of movement, embodied intelligence and the impulse to create, as part of her new series Future Recollections


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