Interviews

  1. Riccardo Buscarini. Photo: Benedict Johnson

    Interview: Riccardo Buscarini on his new work - No Lander

    Wednesday 21 October 2015

    We caught up with Place Prize winning Riccardo Buscarini to talk about the inspiration for his new work, premiering at The Place next week - and his top tips for spending time in London... Continue Reading

  2. Dane Hurst. Photo: Kristyna Kashvili

    Interview: Dane Hurst - dancing at Dulwich Picture Gallery

    Friday 2 October 2015 by carmel smith

    The Rambert dancer and choreographer presents a unique evening of life drawing and performance later this month - and he's also planning a new dance space for his South African home town... Continue Reading

  3. Lea Anderson's 'Ladies and Gentlemen' Photo: Janire Najera

    Interview: Lea Anderson - on music, dance, design & making new work

    Thursday 1 October 2015

    The choreographer/creator of The Cholmondeleys and The Featherstonehaughs is preparing to open a new show - 'Ladies and Gentlemen' at The Place this week... Continue Reading

  4. Welly O'Brien in 'Falling in Love with Frida'. Photo: Anthony Hopwood.

    Interview: Welly O'Brien - a year of Frida

    Wednesday 23 September 2015 by carmel smith

    Welly O'Brien danced in two contrasting productions inspired by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo recently. She tells us about them & looks back on a long career, sparked by an encounter with Candoco Dance Company Continue Reading

  5. Botis Seva

    Interview: Botis Seva - on his Wild Card programme

    Tuesday 15 September 2015 by carmel smith

    "The work draws out social and political issues that we are challenged with today – other young Londoners like me, as well as others within the dance field and hip hop politics more widely." Continue Reading

  6. Frieze Silhouette (c.1923).Photography: © Fred Daniels Estate

    Interview: South of No North - Approaches to Art and Performance

    Monday 14 September 2015 by carmel smith

    Curator Ben Harman on his exhibition - inspired by Fred Daniels early 20th century photographs featuring the pioneering choreography of Margaret Morris - opening at Siobhan Davies Dance this week... Continue Reading

  7. Alison McWhinney
Photography by ASH

    Interview: Alison Mcwhinney - on dancing with ENB

    Tuesday 1 September 2015 by carmel smith

    The Australian born dancer who won English National Ballet's Emerging Dancer Award last year talks to us in advance of the company's performances of Lest We Forget at Sadler's Wells next week... Continue Reading

  8. Christopher Marney (centre) in rehearsals for McQueen.
Photo: Specular

    News: Christopher Marney - on making the moves for 'McQueen'

    Tuesday 11 August 2015 by Clare Evans

    The New Adventures & Balletboyz choreographer explains the challenges and joys of bringing the visionary designer to life through dance. Continue Reading

  9. Irina Kolesnikova as the Black Swan. St Petersburg Ballet Theatre.

    News: Irina Kolesnikova - On balancing Odette and motherhood.

    Friday 7 August 2015 by Graham Watts

    St Petersburg Ballet Theatre’s Prima Ballerina tells Graham Watts about her love for the classic roles of ballet, and why she thinks less 'traditional' ballerinas should be given the leads. Continue Reading

  10. Faith Prendergast, Karl Fargerlund-Brekke & Dan Whiley in Sweetshop Revolution's 'I loved you and I loved you'. Photo: ©Danilo Moroni

    Interview: She loves it and she loves it...

    Tuesday 28 July 2015 by Donald Hutera

    Sally Marie talks to Donald Hutera about her new show 'I loved you and I loved you'; her smart new apprenticeship scheme Sweetshop Tigers & the responsibilities inherent in receiving public funding... Continue Reading

  11. Dutch National Ballet principal Maia Makhateli  in 'Cinderella'. Photo: Angela Sterling

    News: Maia Makhateli - on dancing Cinderella

    Thursday 2 July 2015 by Graham Watts

    The Dutch National Ballet principal talks about dancing the lead role in Christopher Wheeldon's production of the classic fairytale which comes to the London Coliseum next week... Continue Reading

  12. Richard Alston. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    Interview: Richard Alston - at home

    Wednesday 3 June 2015

    A celebratory programme at The Place next week includes new work from Alston & Lawrance, as well as from dancers Joseph Toonga & Ihsaan de Banya - and a revival of the high octane 'Overdrive'... Continue Reading

  13. David Bintley in rehearsal with Jenna Roberts and William Bracewell 
Photo: Andrew Ross

    Interview: David Bintley: A lifetime of outstanding achievement - Part Two

    Sunday 15 March 2015 by Clare Evans

    The Artistic Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet talks about 'Carmina Burana'his first work for the company, coming to the London Coliseum this week Continue Reading

  14. CCNBalletLorraine's 'Cover'. Photo: Arno Paul

    Interview: Petter Jacobsson - on Ballet de Lorraine's dance 'in the moment'

    Tuesday 10 March 2015 by Graham Watts

    The Director of Centre Chorégraphique National Ballet de Lorraine, performing at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House this week, tells Graham Watts about his contemporary company and its eclectic … Continue Reading

  15. David Bintley in rehearsal with Delia Mathews. Photo: Andrew Ross

    Interview: David Bintley: A lifetime of outstanding achievement - Part One

    Tuesday 10 March 2015 by Graham Watts

    Birmingham Royal Ballet's evergreen director and choreographer talks about his career, the traditions of British Ballet and what makes a happy company, in this first instalment of a two-part interview... Continue Reading

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