Interviews

  1. Interview: Theo Clinkard Q&A

    Thursday 23 February 2017 by Rhiannon Brace

    On Thursday evening Danza Contemporánea De Cuba make their Barbican debut with a triple bill of work by leading international choreographers including the UK’s Theo Clinkard. Ahead of Thursday’… Continue Reading

  2. LizziKR_Edgelands
Photo: Justin Piperger

    Interview: Meet the teacher - Lizzi Kew Ross

    Tuesday 7 February 2017

    Do you have a piece of advice that has always stuck with you and who was it said by?Almost everything that Jane Dudley, ex -Graham dancer and teacher at The Place said during my time there: “What are you sa… Continue Reading

  3. Photo: www.shamitaray.webs.com

    Interview: Meet the teacher - Shamita Ray

    Tuesday 7 February 2017

    What one piece of advice would you give to an aspiring dancer?Enjoy it! It won’t last forever.  Continue Reading

  4. Photo: https://www.hagityakira.com/about-hagit

    News: Meet Hagit Yakira, founder of Hagit Yakira Dance

    Wednesday 18 January 2017

    I always had a great passion to engage dance in the community. I didn’t want to distinguish my choreographic practice from the people. I want my work to be created with them, through them; I want the work t… Continue Reading

  5. Photo: www.shobanajeyasingh.co.uk

    Feature: Meet Shobana Jeyasingh, Artistic Director and Choreographer of Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company

    Monday 9 January 2017

    Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company is rooted in a vision of societies that are culturally coherent in new and unexpected ways. Avoiding cliché and stereotype, they produce work that directly resonates with all ou… Continue Reading

  6. Dorrance Dance 2014 
Photo: Christopher Duggan

    Interview: Meet Michelle Dorrance, Artistic Director of Dorrance Dance

    Monday 9 January 2017

    Dorrance Dance founded in 2011 by Artistic Director and 2015 MacArthur Fellow, Michelle Dorrance, the company’s inaugural performance garnered a Bessie Award for “blasting open our notions of tap.&rdq… Continue Reading

  7. Ayshen aka Icy Ice 54 teaching at The Annual Conference and AGM 2011 photo: Brian Slater

    Interview: Meet the teacher - Ayshen aka Icy Ice 54

    Sunday 8 January 2017

    Ayshen aka Icy Ice 54 is a freelance dance artist and has been teaching in academic and community settings across London for over 13 years. Icy is the Artistic Director of her own company, Dynamic Eclipse Arts a… Continue Reading

  8. Diana Le Quesne 
Photo: Nic Gotch

    Interview: Meet the teacher - Diana Le Quesne

    Wednesday 30 November 2016

    Diana trained in classical ballet in L’Aquila, Italy. She started by studying Contemporary Dance and Mime at the age of 13, and later on, continued in Florence at the Bottega del Piccolo Teatro directed by… Continue Reading

  9. Choreographer Renaud Wiser
Photo: Ione Saizar

    News: Meet the teacher - Renaud Wiser

    Thursday 24 November 2016

    Renaud Wiser is a choreographer based in London. He was born in Switzerland and trained in dance in Geneva before joining the Ballet Junior in 1998. During his studies, Renaud was awarded the Migros Bursary for y… Continue Reading

  10. Sammi Russel
Photo : DanceWorks

    News: Meet the teacher - Sami Russell

    Thursday 24 November 2016

    Sami Russell is a co founder of .identiti.co, she graduated from Chichester University with a BA(hons) in Dance in 2008, followed by completing her Masters degree focusing on performance in 2009. As a member of m… Continue Reading

  11. Photo: Victor Fung Dance Company

    Interview: Meet the teacher - Victor Fung

    Friday 28 October 2016

    An independent dance artist based in Hong Kong and London, Victor teaches a release based contemporary class, level one, at The Place on Friday evenings -drop in available... Continue Reading

  12. Hakeem Onibudo

    Interview: Meet the teacher - Hakeem Onibudo

    Monday 24 October 2016

    Hakeem has been teaching his Xpress Yo'Self street dance classes at Danceworks for over 20 years. Participants learn fresh routines dancing to an eclectic mix of music. Whatever the level of class, he alway… Continue Reading

  13. Melanie Clark

    Interview: Meet the teacher - Melanie Clark

    Friday 14 October 2016

    Melanie teaches contemporary and ballet at City Academy. "When people leave the class feeling better than when they came in – that’s what makes it worth it!" Continue Reading

  14. Shanghai Ballet in 'Echoes of Eternity'. Principals Qi Bingxue & Wu Husheng. Photo: Chen Wen

    Interview: Patrick de Bana - on creating works with Shanghai Ballet

    Monday 1 August 2016 by Graham Watts

    His last work for the company was based on the English classic 'Jane Eyre'. In 'Echoes of Eternity' (at the Coliseum this month), he has been inspired by a 9th century Chinese poem... Continue Reading

  15. Candoco Dance Company's Joel Brown & Laura Patay in Arlene Phillips 'You And I Know'. Photo: Pedro Machado

    Interview: Candoco's Joel Brown, Laura Patay & Stine Nilsen Q&A

    Monday 4 July 2016 by Alice Westoby

    Alice Westoby spoke to performers Joel & Laura and Artistic Co-Director Stine, at the performance of their duet 'You and I Know', as part of Dancing City, Canary Wharf... Continue Reading

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