Interviews

  1. Bruno Beltrão - self portrait. Source: Wikipedia

    News: Bruno Beltrão - transforming hip hop

    Friday 30 May 2014 by carmel smith

    Pushing at the boundaries of street dance is at the heart of Brazilian artist Beltrão's work. 'Crackz' (part of LIFT festival, 3 & 4 June) is created from 'found' material online... Continue Reading

  2. Amir Giles & Vanessa Cook in Tara Pilbrow's '2+1'. Photo: Andreea Vaidean

    Interview: Tara Pilbrow

    Thursday 15 May 2014 by Lise Smith

    '2+1' , Pilbrow’s latest dance production, looks at the joys and challenges of bringing a new baby into a relationship. She tells us more about the work in progress she's showing at the Cockp… Continue Reading

  3. Stina Quagebeur. Photo: Laurent Liotardo

    Interview: Stina Quagebeur

    Tuesday 13 May 2014 by Laura Dodge

    Next week English National Ballet are back at the Barbican with Choreographics - their platform for up and coming choreographers. We talk creation, character roles & collaboration with one of the participants... Continue Reading

  4. David Toole in Stopgap Dance Company's 'Artificial Things'.Photo: Chris Parkes

    Interview: David Toole

    Wednesday 7 May 2014 by carmel smith

    You might have seen him in the Paralympic Opening Ceremony in 2012 - next week he's in London with Stopgap Dance Company in 'Artificial Things' in the Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells... Continue Reading

  5. Ukweli Roach Photo: Paul Hampartsoumian

    Interview: Ukweli Roach

    Monday 28 April 2014 by Lise Smith

    He's danced with Mariah Carey and Kylie Minogue, he acts in theatre and film is a founder member of Birdgang - and will be appearing at Breakin' Convention next Monday... Continue Reading

  6. Clemmie Sveaas (foreground) with Christopher Akrill & Charlotte Broom - HeadSpaceDance. Photo: Urban Jörén

    Interview: Clemmie Sveaas

    Friday 11 April 2014 by carmel smith

    HeadSpaceDance is back at the Linbury Studio Theatre next week, in a follow up to last year's 'as good as it gets' debut programme. We catch up with freelance performer (and Olivier nominated) Clemmie... Continue Reading

  7. Boris Eifman

    Interview: Boris Eifman - on 'Rodin' & 'Anna Karenina' & more

    Thursday 27 March 2014

    "For me, the art of ballet is not just a set of movements to the music but a mystical spiritual act" Continue Reading

  8. Darren Ellis

    Interview: 'Meeting Mr Boom!'

    Monday 24 February 2014 by carmel smith

    Darren Ellis' new show for younger audiences started out as a collaboration with composer Ronen Kozokaro, dancers, musicians and a bouncy castle. We wanted to find out more... Continue Reading

  9. Megan & Jessica Kennedy of junk ensemble.  Photo: Ted Jones

    News: Dublin's junk ensemble on UK tour

    Friday 21 February 2014

    Artistic Directors, choreographers (and twins) Jessica Kennedy and Megan introduce their highly entertaining physical dance/theatre/music production 'The Falling Song'... Continue Reading

  10. Annie Hannauer in 'Miniatures'
Photo: Hugo Glendinning

    News: Going solo in Miniatures

    Thursday 20 February 2014 by carmel smith

    Lea Anderson had never made a solo before – and Annie Hanauer had never danced in one. Candoco dancer Annie tells us how inspiration struck in the V&A museum's miniatures portrait collection... Continue Reading

  11. Sara Baras Photo: Santana de Yepes

    Interview: Sara Baras

    Monday 17 February 2014

    "I love the freedom of Flamenco dance. It has a wide language without having to forget your roots" says the Spanish star who opens this year's Flamenco Festival London on 1 March... Continue Reading

  12. Interview: Edward Watson - on the legacy of Billy Elliot for boys in ballet

    Friday 31 January 2014 by Deborah Jones

    'Tougher than he looks', the Royal Ballet's poster boy Edward Watson reveals his battle scars as he talks to The Telegraph about his intentions to keep dancing for as long as he can. Continue Reading

  13. Cindy Claes (centre) in 'Is My Whining Winding You Up?' Photo: Camilla Greenwell

    Interview: Dancehall introduced - by Cindy Claes

    Wednesday 29 January 2014 by carmel smith

    An evening celebrating Jamaican dancehall has already sold out two nights in the Lilian Baylis Studio at Sadler's Wells. Cindy Claes tells what she loves about it... Continue Reading

  14. Laurretta Summerscales, English National ballet First Soloist.

    Interview: ENB's Laurretta Summerscales talks about her Nutcracker debut

    Monday 9 December 2013 by Lise Smith

    Laurretta Summerscales joined English National Ballet at the age of 17. She makes her debut this year as Clara in ENB's production of 'The Nutcracker'... Continue Reading

  15. Shobana Jeyasingh's 'Strange Blooms' Photo: Chris Nash

    Interview: Shobana Jeyasingh - celebrating with flowers

    Tuesday 26 November 2013 by carmel smith

    A new Southbank Centre commission, premiering next week, is inspired by the secret life of plants.The pioneering choreographer tells us more about this latest work in a 25 year career of dancemaking.. Continue Reading

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