Interviews

  1. Border Tales. Image by Chris Nash

    Interview: Five minutes with... Luca Silvestrini

    Friday 17 November 2017

    Luca Silvestrini, Artistic Director of Portein Dance, talks sell out show Border Tales and what's next for the company Continue Reading

  2. Interview: Yolande Yorke-Edgell on staging Sea of Troubles

    Monday 13 November 2017

    'With the original Benesh notator, dancers as well as the daughter of Deborah MacMillan - a teenager at the time of the ballet’s creation with her own memories of it - is as first-hand as you get.' Continue Reading

  3. Interview: Gianluca Vincentini presents some of the most promising dance makers based in the North of England

    Thursday 9 November 2017

    'I'd describe the programme as theatrical, dynamic, passionate and entertaining. The mixed bill format makes it particularly suitable for audiences new to dance' Continue Reading

  4. Tom Piper in front of the poppies instillation. Photo by Ian Ritchie...

    Interview: Tom Piper: Poppies creator on designing for dance

    Friday 6 October 2017

    'In dance the focus is more intensely on the human form in motion so I have found the work on the costume... most difficult and interesting' Continue Reading

  5. Julia Cheng Orlando Warrior. Image by Zsuzsa Zico

    Interview: Five minutes with... Julia Cheng

    Thursday 5 October 2017

    We chat to Julia Cheng ahead of her double bill with Si Rawlinson as part of China Changing at the Southbank Centre this weekend.  Continue Reading

  6. Emma Gladstone by Foteini Christofilopoulou

    Interview: Emma Gladstone: 'There’s nothing that I’ve put on in four years to tick a box. There’s so much good work out there, so it’s not hard'

    Thursday 28 September 2017 by Siobhan Murphy

    When Emma Gladstone took the reins of the Dance Umbrella festival in 2013, the event was in need of a makeover. Gladstone, an experienced dance programmer and producer, obliged, with experimental ice dancing, ra… Continue Reading

  7. Interview: In the studio with... Joe Moran

    Wednesday 27 September 2017

    Joe Moran talks 'On The Habit of Being Oneself' Continue Reading

  8. News: Dance class pick: Alleyne Dance

    Friday 22 September 2017

    The Alleyne sisters have danced for some of the biggest names in the UK dance scene, now they're leading a class you can take part in.  Continue Reading

  9. Interview: Lost ballets: Bringing MacMillan to the big screen

    Wednesday 20 September 2017 by Samantha Whitaker

    Lynne Wake, ex-ballet dancer turned filmmaker, talks to us about bringing newly uncovered footage of early MacMillan ballets to the big screen.  Continue Reading

  10. Fight Monkey by Mike Rafail

    Interview: Fighting Monkey: 'Movement for us is not a series of moves'

    Thursday 14 September 2017

    Fighting Monkey's sell out movement workshop is coming to London. We learn a little bit more about them from Co-founder Jozef. Continue Reading

  11. Interview: The Office meets an Australian style cage-fight

    Tuesday 12 September 2017

    We grab five minutes with The Farm’s Gavin Webber as we chat about new work Cockfight, popping hip joints and why everyone from teenagers to retirees can relate to office culture.  Continue Reading

  12. Interview: Heading Indoors: Requardt and Rosenberg bring new work to The Place

    Thursday 7 September 2017

    'It will be loud and everyone has to stand. Nobody will be asked to do anything but you might feel exposed.' Continue Reading

  13. Interview: Mikah Smillie: “I got a call and pretty much had to start the next day. It really was a baptism of fire.”

    Friday 11 August 2017 by Samantha Whitaker

    When the National Youth Ballet’s founding director, Jill Tookey, sadly passed away in April last year, she left a big shoes to fill at a crucial moment in the company’s calendar. Continue Reading

  14. Image by Nicholas Minns

    Interview: Pop-up Ping Pong Dance comes to east London

    Thursday 10 August 2017

    We chat to Joe Garbett about his spontaneous public performance Doubles Continue Reading

  15. Shane Shambhu, Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer

    Interview: Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer

    Tuesday 18 July 2017 by Ka Bradley

    Ka Bradley speaks to East Ham dancer and choreographer Shane Shambhu Continue Reading

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