Interviews

  1. Interview: Shantala Shivalingappa Q&A

    Friday 13 November 2009

    Shantala Shivalingappa was born in Madras, India and brought up in Paris. From an early age she studied Bharatha Natyam before discovering another classical Indian dance form, Kuchipudi and falling in love with… Continue Reading

  2. Interview: Viviana Durante Q&A

    Monday 2 November 2009

    Viviana Durante joined the Royal Ballet in 1984 and came to prominence in 1987 when she replaced an injured Odette in mid-performance of Swan Lake, never having been coached in the role and aged just 20. She wa… Continue Reading

  3. Interview: Shobana Jeyasingh - from Bharatha Natyam to beatbox

    Thursday 22 October 2009

    Choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh makes work which combines the influences of her training in Bharatha Natyam, the classical dance of South India, with contemporary Western dance styles and even ballet, in unique… Continue Reading

  4. Interview: Suzanne Kirnbauer Q&A

    Wednesday 14 October 2009

    Spitze/Toe is one of the shows on offer in this year’s Chelsea Theatre’s Sacred season of contemporary theatre this year. Developed by Doris Uhlich, Spitze/Toe is an examination of classical dance: … Continue Reading

  5. Interview: Rafael Bonachela Q&A

    Monday 21 September 2009

    It’s not unusual to have two jobs working in dance – but Rafael Bonachela’s are on opposite sides of the world. Since 2008 he has been Artistic Director of Sydney Dance Company, whilst continu… Continue Reading

  6. Interview: Joe Jobe Q&A

    Wednesday 9 September 2009

    Joe Jobe is one of the dancers in Bounce, the street dance collective from Sweden, who will be back in London’s Peacock Theatre with their hit show Insane in the Brain, from 15 Sep to 3 Oct 09. They’… Continue Reading

  7. Interview: Christopher Marney Q&A

    Monday 17 August 2009

    After completing his training at Central School of Ballet, London, Christopher joined Matthew Bourne’s company, dancing the Prince in Swan Lake at Sadler’s Wells and on international tours. He also … Continue Reading

  8. Interview: Darren & Lilia Q&A

    Tuesday 26 May 2009

    Darren Bennett and Lilia Kopylova are two of the regular professional dancers on BBC1s Strictly Come Dancing and they are married – to each other. Both have been winners – Darren with actress Jill H… Continue Reading

  9. Interview: David Nixon Q&A

    Thursday 14 May 2009

    Canadian born David Nixon has been Northern Ballet Theatre’s Artistic Director since 2001. He worked extensively as a dancer in North Amercian and Europe, before becoming Artistic Director of BalletMet in… Continue Reading

  10. Interview: Darren Johnston Q&A

    Wednesday 13 May 2009

    Darren Johnston is a choreographer, performer and sound/video artist whose distinctive productions have won awards and recognition across Europe and beyond. He graduated from Laban with the outstanding Choreogr… Continue Reading

  11. Interview: Darren Johnston Q & A

    Tuesday 12 May 2009

    Read a Q&A with Darren Johnston about Underdrome, his new production for the Roundhouse, May 2009 Archive interview: November 2002 Darren Johnston’s ‘Silicon Sensorium’ *The Purcell Room b… Continue Reading

  12. Interview: Luca Silvestrini Q&A Nov 06

    Friday 17 April 2009

    Luca Silvestrini is the Artistic Director of Protein Dance, performed Big Sale at The Place, 7 – 18 November 2006. Since moving to the UK in 1995, he has performed with the Featherstonehaughs, Aletta Co… Continue Reading

  13. Interview: Junaid Jemal Sendi Q&A

    Monday 16 March 2009

    *Junaid Jemal Sendi began his dance career aged 10, on the streets of Addis Ababa. Since then he’s performed on stages around the world and is now forging an international career. He’s in London to … Continue Reading

  14. Interview: Rocio Molina Q&A

    Thursday 5 March 2009

    At only 24 Rocio Molina is widely considered to be one of the most exciting dancers in flamenco today. Maria Pages, an exceptional flamenco talent herself describes her as ‘one of the big names of the fut… Continue Reading

  15. Interview: Deborah Baddoo Q&A

    Friday 20 February 2009

    *Deborah Baddoo has been a pioneer in the development and promotion of Black dance in the UK. Since 1986, her company State of Emergency has provided opportunities for hundreds of performing artists in the fiel… Continue Reading

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