Interviews

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Marie Chouinard, 2016. Photo: Sylvie-Ann Pare

    Interview: Marie Chouinard Q&A

    Monday 20 June 2016 by Mark Doerfel

    One of the world's most daring and original choreographers, Montreal-based Marie Chouinard is at Sadler's Wells this week with her company... Continue Reading

  5. Fearghus Ó Conchúir. Photo: Ste Murray

    Interview: Fearghus Ó Conchúir - on The Casement Project

    Wednesday 1 June 2016 by Mark Doerfel

    Part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme marking the centenary of the First World War, an ambitious project is inspired by the British peer, Irish nationalist & international humanitarian Roger Casement... Continue Reading

  6. David Waring. Photo: Chris Nash

    Interview: David Waring Q&A

    Monday 23 May 2016

    The Artistic Director of Transitions - Trinity Laban's graduate company - performing at home in South East London this week (Wed -Fri) Continue Reading

  7. Ben Duke in 'Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me)'. Photo: Zoe Manders.

    Interview: Ben Duke - on Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me)

    Tuesday 17 May 2016

    There are two more chances to catch the remarkable one-man staging of Milton’s epic poem in London - at Battersea Arts Centre & Wilton's Music Hall this summer... Continue Reading

  8. Cecilia Lisa Eliceche  (centre).

    Interview: Cecilia Lisa Eliceche - on 'Unison' - her first London performances

    Friday 29 April 2016

    "..lately all my dances as an ‘offering’ - to the audience, the world, to nature, to spirits, especially to the wickedest Basque witch I knew... Continue Reading

  9. Kloe Dean. Photo: Hannaah Furness

    Interview: Kloe Dean Q&A

    Thursday 28 April 2016 by Mark Doerfel

    The hip hop dancer, choreographer, freestyler, teacher and founder of all female collective Myself UK Dance Company is part of Breakin' Convention this weekend... Continue Reading

  10. Duwane Taylor

    Interview: Duwane Taylor - back Into the Hoods

    Tuesday 26 April 2016 by Mark Doerfel

    As a school boy, Krump champion Duwane saw the first version of Zoonation's hit show and knew what he wanted to do. Ten years later he's dancing in 'Into the Hoods: Remixed' - at The Peacock n… Continue Reading

  11. Kwame Asafo-Adjei - in a still from www.52portraits.co.uk

    Interview: Kwame Asafo-Adjei's Spoken Movement

    Monday 18 April 2016 by Mark Doerfel

    The London based artist tells about the making of 'Family Honour' - part of this year's Breakin' Convention, the annual International Festival of Hip Hop Dance Theatre... Continue Reading

  12. Alexander Whitley & Natalie Allen in 'Pattern Recognition'. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Interview: Alexander Whitley Q&A

    Thursday 31 March 2016 by Mark Doerfel

    "I think there are new fields of relationships in movement that are opened up through interactive technology that can take dance and choreography to uncharted places..."  Continue Reading

  13. Marie Chouinard, 2016. Photo: Sylvie-Ann Pare.

    Interview: Marie Chouinard & The 7 Fingers

    Wednesday 30 March 2016

    There’s an unsual opportunity to see the French Canadian choreographer's work this weekend at The Peacock – in Triptyque, a triple bill for circus trailblazers The 7 Fingers... Continue Reading

  14. Motionhouse 'Broken' Photo: Katja Ogrin

    Interview: The 4D spectacle of Motionhouse

    Wednesday 23 March 2016 by Mark Doerfel

    Co-Director and Founder of one of the UK's most popular dance companies Kevin Finnan tells about their winning formula as Motionhouse prepare for a short London run... Continue Reading

  15. Luca Silvestrini in rehearsals. Photo: Angelo Bellotti

    Interview: Luca Silvestrini on his new feast of a work..

    Friday 11 March 2016

    Protein's 'May Contain Food' has just started a UK tour, stopping off at The Place from 20 April - 7 May. So you can build up an appetite, we asked Luca what's on the menu... Continue Reading

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