Interviews

  1. Edward Watson - Principal of The Royal Ballet. Photo: Rick Guest

    Interview: Rick Guest on 'What Lies Beneath'

    Friday 22 January 2016 by Carole Edrich

    Carole Edrich talks to the photographer who has a stunning exhibition of his portraits of dancers at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden this month... Continue Reading

  2. Kwame Asafo-Adjei in '52 Portraits'

    Interview: 52 Portraits - 'An epic love song to an art form'

    Friday 8 January 2016 by Mark Doerfel

    Jonathan Burrows tells us about his new online project - with collaborators Matteo Fargion & Hugo Glendinning - which will feature weekly portraits of dance artists....  Continue Reading

  3. The Royal Ballet's Leticia Stock & Thomas Whitehead in rehearsal for 'The Nutcracker' ©ROH, 2015. Photo: Andrej Uspenski

    Interview: Leticia Stock - living the Nutcracker dream

    Monday 7 December 2015 by Laura Dodge

    In advance of making her debut as Clara in the Royal Ballet's seasonal favourite, newly promoted First Artist Leticia talks to Laura Dodge about stress and snowflakes, dancer discipline and Christmas in London... Continue Reading

  4. Leila MacMillan's 'Family Portrait'

    Interview: It's joyful. It's social. It's global....

    Friday 27 November 2015 by Mark Doerfel

    Leila McMillan tells us about Flying Low and Passing Through technnique, running an award winning cafe - and her Wild Card evening at Sadler's Wells next week (3 Dec)... Continue Reading

  5. Eleanor Sikorski and Flora Wellesley Wesley. Photo: Camilla Greenwell

    Interview: Introducing Nora

    Monday 16 November 2015 by Mark Doerfel

    Eleanor Sikorski and Flora Wellesley Wesley, also known as Nora, present an evening of work made for them by Liz Aggiss, Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion and Simon Tanguy. We asked them to tell us more... Continue Reading

  6. Yu-Hsien Wu in rehearsal. Photo: Johan Persson

    Interview: Yu-Hsien Wu - on dancing with Russell Maliphant Company

    Wednesday 11 November 2015

    We asked the Taiwanese dancer and choreographer about her experience of leaving her homeland to work with Russell Maliphant Company and live in London… Continue Reading

  7. Madison Keesler backstage in English National Ballet's 'Le Corsaire'. Photo: Laurent Liotardo.

    Interview: Getting the pointe across..

    Monday 2 November 2015 by Laura Dodge

    English National Ballet First Artist Madison Keesler is launching her own YouTube channel this week. She tells Laura Dodge what she has planned... Continue Reading

  8. 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

  9. Dane Hurst. Photo: Kristyna Kashvili

    Interview: Dane Hurst - dancing at Dulwich Picture Gallery

    Friday 2 October 2015 by Mark Doerfel

    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

  10. 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

  11. 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 Mark Doerfel

    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

  12. Botis Seva

    Interview: Botis Seva - on his Wild Card programme

    Tuesday 15 September 2015 by Mark Doerfel

    "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

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

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

    Monday 14 September 2015 by Mark Doerfel

    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

  14. Alison McWhinney
Photography by ASH

    Interview: Alison Mcwhinney - on dancing with ENB

    Tuesday 1 September 2015 by Mark Doerfel

    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

  15. 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

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