Interviews

  1. 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

  2. News: 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Nicholas Van Young performs ETM: Double Down as part of Dorrance Dance

    Interview: 10-minutes with: Technical Tap Wizard Nicholas Young

    Tuesday 11 July 2017

    Tap dancers have been experimenting with triggers since the 70's but nothing has been done to this scale or this format.  Continue Reading

  10. Interview: Alain Platel discusses the challenges of grappling with Mahler

    Tuesday 27 June 2017

    Platel discusses the challenges of grappling with the eclectic compositions of Mahler, his open and collaborative rehearsal process and his admiration of the Godmother of European contemporary dance, Pina Bausch. Continue Reading

  11. Interview: In-depth read: Melanie Manchot brings all night dancing to Exchange Square

    Monday 26 June 2017

    'I am interested in the blurring of the spaces of participation and of observation, the possibility to difuse the boundaries between performers and audiences' Continue Reading

  12. Liam Burke & Michelle Buckley in Voices of the Amazon. Image by Johan Persson

    Interview: Sisters Grimm is back with Voices of the Amazon

    Tuesday 20 June 2017

    We speak to choreographer Helen Pickett about bringing the colour and energy of the Amazon to life through movement.  Continue Reading

  13. 21CC Mother Son by Niall Walker

    Interview: The Ballad of the Apathetic Son and his Narcissistic Mother

    Tuesday 20 June 2017

    We argue sometimes even when we are performing, I guess you can only do that with your mum. I love it but wouldn't tell my pals!  Continue Reading

  14. Shobana Jeyasingh creating with Company of Elders. Image by Johan Persson

    Interview: Shobana Jeyasingh on choreographing for older dancers

    Monday 19 June 2017

    Bodies in any studio are in different stages of ageing. Some are more extreme than others and I have to factor that in the creation of movement. Continue Reading

  15. Nothing but Time - James Keates

    News: Charles Linehan 'Nothing but Time is starkly atmospheric and choreographically playful; it was fun to make.'

    Thursday 1 June 2017

    In this piece I feature a single and powerful directional light that casts shadows much in the way that I filmed footage for the Shadow Drone Project in the late afternoon sunlight.  Continue Reading

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