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Dries Van Noten Talks Designing for Modern Dance

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The celebrated 2001 dance piece Rain, choreographed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker of the company Rosas, returns to London’s Sadler’s Wells next week. It’s a vibrant, abstract work exploring space and rhythm; a cast of ten dancers traverse the stage by leaping, running and rolling, with a momentum driven by the thrum of American composer Steve Reich’s score, performed live by musical ensemble Ictus.

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Eight Emerging Photographers You Need to Know About

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The UK’s largest photography festival – Format, this year known as Format17 – returns on 24 March. The QUAD and University of Derby-organised event has been running since 2004, and for 2017 it’s themed around ‘habitat’: more than 200 international artists are showing work exploring the human condition in our rapidly changing planet. Over the course of the festival (it runs until 23 April), expect to see both emerging and established photographers involved in 30 exhibitions, a photo book market and a programme of events. Here, we round up the shows that are not to be missed.

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Observing London Through a Game Boy Camera

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Grainy, pixelated and sparse, Jean-Jacques Calbayrac’s Instagram feed looks unlike anything else on the image-sharing app. That’s because the artist snaps his photos using the Game Boy Camera, an add-on cartridge launched in 1998, which he found many years later in a Paris flea market. “When I was young I dreamt of having it, but I couldn’t afford it,” he recalls. “Now I’m taking care of this little cube very, very carefully, because if it breaks I’m just going to be lost. I don’t know what I will do.”

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Crime! Sex! Space! A Showcase of Evidential Photography

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A photograph can be a memento, an artwork, or an advertisement – but at its essence, what is it? Just a document, proving (with a margin of possible deceit) that something really happened. That’s the thematic principle behind the new show ? The Image As Question: An Exploration of Evidential Photography, which is now running at London’s Michael Hoppen Gallery.

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Jimmy Moffat: Nurturing the Next Generation of Artists

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For any struggling artist on the way up, having Jimmy Moffat in your corner would be a game-changer. The fashion world pioneer, who co-founded one of the world’s most renowned agencies, has a track record of championing creatives: alongside Anne Kennedy and Leslie Sweeney, he launched Art + Commerce in 1980 and transformed the working landscape for photographers.

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Step Inside the Ultimate Dolls' House

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There’s always been something satisfying about a dolls’ house. It was the miniature world where we once acted out the best dramas between our toys. It allowed us to pretend that we were grown-ups – or maybe even gods. We arranged the furniture just how we liked it, and cast the characters ourselves, and we didn’t care if the Playmobil mum in the living room was half the size of the plastic cat sitting next to her.

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