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A dance towards gender equality in the UK and India

| by Sarah Shead

There’s a lack of support for female choreographers in the UK and many other countries. Sarah Shead tells us how 2Faced Dance aims to change this and why its new touring programme features an all-female line-up of British and Indian dancemakers – plus watch the company's video diary in India

Will Edinburgh continue to be a marketplace for European theatre?

| by Lyn Gardner

Acclaimed companies from Europe, such as Ontroerend Goed and Aurora Nova, have built their international reputations at the Edinburgh Fringe. Producers from Belgium, Germany, Finland and the Czech Republic tell Lyn Gardner why the Fringe is a crucial date for them – and whether they will continue to head there after Brexit

Round up: Edinburgh Showcase 2017

| by Harriet Guest

29 outstanding UK companies, over 200 delegates from 40 countries and one week in Edinburgh marked the 20th anniversary of our Edinburgh Showcase — which showcases some of the best contemporary UK theatre and dance. Catch up on our highlights, tips, interviews, pictures, and artists to keep an eye on in 2017.

Round up: Visit imaginary futures with Imagine 2037

| by Harriet Guest

Dystopias, rituals, flooding and drones. For Imagine 2037, we commissioned eight artists who are migrants, living all over the world, to write about an imaginary performance in 20 years' time. Check out what they created...

Making a new future at the Holland Festival

| by Lyn Gardner

Major theatremakers are speaking directly to how we live now. In the third of Lyn Gardner's dispatches from the Holland Festival, she encounters Dries Verhoeven's political fairground ride, Vincent Macaigne's ugly-beauitful dream, Derrick Ryan Claude Mitchell's riff on madness and Ivo van Hove's dissection of obsession

"We need to keep the traffic between the UK and Europe"

| by Lyn Gardner

The UK outdoor arts scene has welcomed European artists with open arms. Lyn Gardner visits the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, reporting on ambitious new productions from the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands, and talking to Artistic Director Bradley Hemmings about his hopes for the future

"There's an awful lot of British theatre I couldn't programme"

| by Lyn Gardner

Continuing her Culture after Brexit series, Lyn Gardner speaks to Ruth Mackenzie, Artistic Director of the Holland Festival, about taking risks, working with communities and discovering differences between working in Britain and the Netherlands

What does theatre have to say about democracy?

| by Lyn Gardner

In a new series for Culture after Brexit, Lyn Gardner embarks on a journey to explore the dynamics of theatre in the UK and EU. First, she visits this year's Holland Festival to investigate performances from the UK, Netherlands and Germany that feature topical debate, satirical manifestos – and Cate Blanchett


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