Interviews

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Uchenna Dance 'Our Mighty Groove'. Photo: Camilla Greenwell

    Interview: Vicki Igbokwe - fierce, fabulous & free

    Friday 27 February 2015 by Mark Doerfel

    One night in a New York club Vicki Igbokwe "was baptised on the dance floor & it changed who I am as a woman and artist". Find out more about 'Our Mighty Groove' inspired by that experience.. Continue Reading

  9. Tamsin Fitzgerald

    Interview: Tamsin Fitzgerald

    Tuesday 24 February 2015

    The founder & artistic director of Hereford based 2Faced Dance who tells us about their double bill 'Dreaming in Code, at The Place on 10th and 11th March as part of a spring tour.... Continue Reading

  10. Ballet Flamenco de Andalucia Photo: Luis Castilla

    Interview: Rafaela Carrasco - on twenty years of Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía

    Friday 13 February 2015 by Mark Doerfel

    Rafaela Carrasco's career has been intertwined with Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía ever since the company was formed and since 2013 she has been their Artistic Director... Continue Reading

  11. Moving Cities

    News: City, dance and camera - Moving Cities

    Tuesday 10 February 2015 by Mark Doerfel 1 Comment

    Excited by the possibilities of movement in cities, in dance & on camera, Jevan Chowdhury set up Moving Cities last year, starting with London... Continue Reading

  12. Sean Gandini

    Interview: Sean Gandini on Cunningham, Bausch, Balanchine & juggling

    Friday 9 January 2015 by Mark Doerfel

    He started his career performing on Covent Garden's piazza in the 1980s - now Sean Gandini has moved inside the Royal Opera House and produced some stunning works combining juggling with dance... Continue Reading

  13. Royal Danish Ballet - Ulrik Birkkjaer & Susanne Grinder - 'Napoli'. Photo: Costin Radu

    Interview: Ulrik Birkkjær

    Tuesday 23 December 2014 by Laura Dodge

    The Royal Danish Ballet Principal & Producer tells Laura Dodge about the celebration of work by choreographer August Bournonville they'll present at the Peacock in January... Continue Reading

  14. Elite Force crew at PHD Event November 2013

    Interview: Tania Diggory

    Thursday 13 November 2014 by Mark Doerfel

    Tania Diggory is the woman behind PHD Events who are taking over three venues in Brixton this weekend with a programme of street dance activities featuring workshops with some of the leading pioneers of hip hop … Continue Reading

  15. Ina Christel Johannessen

    Interview: Ina Christel Johannessen - on zero visibility & Northern Light

    Friday 7 November 2014 by Mark Doerfel

    The Norwegian choreographer talks about '...it's only a rehearsal' (part of the Northern Light season, at Sadler's Wells next week), Nordic art and the origins of that company name... Continue Reading

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