Interviews

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Interview: Ben Duke Q&A

    Tuesday 23 September 2008

    Described by Time Out as ‘a very bright new voice in dance theatre’ Lost Dog have been gathering accolades, awards and new commissions since their formation in 2004. Co-Director Ben Duke trained a… Continue Reading

  13. Interview: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui Q&A

    Thursday 22 May 2008

    *For several years dancer and choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui was part of the Les Ballets C de La B collective. In 2005 he collaborated with Akram Khan to make zero degrees, along with artist Antony Gormley … Continue Reading

  14. Interview: Tom Roden & Pete Shenton Q&A

    Friday 18 April 2008

    *Pete Shenton & Tom Roden have been New Art Club since 2001. Variously described as the Morcambe &Wise, Reeves & Mortimer and Gilbert & George of dance, they share a sense of humour – and … Continue Reading

  15. Interview: Jonathan Burrows Q & A 2

    Friday 18 April 2008

    Which other choreographers do you admire? There are a lot of extraordinary choreographers working in the world right now, but if I try to list them I’ll leave someone off that should be there, so I wonR… Continue Reading

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