Contemporary Dance Trust (The Place) is the UK’s premier contemporary dance centre, based in London. Since its inception1969, The Place has been a driving force for contemporary dance in the UK and Europe and one of the world’s key resources for dance development. It has pursued its vision to be a pioneering force for dance and a world-class centre of artistic excellence by creating an ecosystem for dance unlike any in the world. Its complementary activities include: an in-house contemporary dance company, Richard Alston Dance Company; world-class training through the London Contemporary Dance School; a busy programme of boundary-pushing performances in the Robin Howard Dance Theatre; an extensive professional artist development programme; and learning and participation opportunities for all ages and skill levels. The commitment to artistic development underpins a portfolio of residency, workshop, training and commissioning projects for professional national and international artists.