Interviews

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Interview: Liv Lorent Q&A

    Friday 22 February 2008

    *Choreographer Liv Lorent has developed a reputation for intriguing, site-specific, intergenerational work with her Newcastle based company BalletLORENT.* *One of her most recent works, The Ball toured to over… Continue Reading

  6. Interview: Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion Q&A

    Friday 25 January 2008

    *Jonathan Burrows is currently appearing in a trilogy of works created and performed other the last five years with composer Matteo Fargion. They’ve performed these miniature gems in 37 countries and ther… Continue Reading

  7. Interview: Russell Maliphant Q&A

    Monday 29 October 2007

    Russell Maliphant has created over 20 pieces to date, collaborating closely with lighting designer Michael Hulls, and has set works on renowned companies and artists including: Lyon Opera Ballet, Ricochet Danc… Continue Reading

  8. Interview: Rosie Kay Q&A

    Wednesday 26 September 2007

    ***Choreographer Rosie Kay makes her Dance Umbrella debut, performing in her own work Asylum at the Purcell Room on 4 & 5 October.* *This year as part of a Rayne Fellowship for Choreographers been shadowin… Continue Reading

  9. Interview: Tanja Liedtke Q&A

    Thursday 6 September 2007

    Tanja died tragically in a road accident in Sydney on 17 August 2007. Read more She gave us this interview earlier this year. We’re leaving it online in tribute. Southbank Centre presents the world premi… Continue Reading

  10. Interview: Paco Peña Q&A

    Wednesday 25 July 2007

    * Paco Peña was born in the Andalucian city of Córdoba. He started playing the guitar aged six and made his first professional appearance at 12. London has been his base since the 1960’s and in recent y… Continue Reading

  11. Interview: Lea Anderson Q&A

    Friday 15 June 2007

    Founder and Artistic Director of The Cholmondeleys and The Featherstonehaughs, Lea Anderson has choreographed over 100 original works for her companies since founding the Cholmondeleys over twenty years ago. I… Continue Reading

  12. Interview: Karole Armitage Q&A

    Monday 14 May 2007

    After 30 years of dance making, Karole Armitage has developed an impressive reputation in the US and Europe for her striking juxtaposition of ballet and contemporary movement. Her work is rarely seen in the UK… Continue Reading

  13. Interview: Jonathan Burrows Q & A

    Friday 7 April 2006

    Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion’s Both Sitting Duet was the winner of a Bessie (the New York Dance and Performance Awards) earlier this year. The two long time collaborators are seated for almost all… Continue Reading

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