Interviews

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Joe Moran.

    Interview: Joe Moran - on Dance Art Foundation's first tour

    Tuesday 4 November 2014 by Lucie Sheppard

    Taking performances in to hospitals & questioning all-male contemporary dance. Catch Joe Moran at Greenwich Dance next week... Continue Reading

  11. Jasmin Vardimon

    Interview: Jasmin Vardimon

    Monday 3 November 2014 by Mark Doerfel

    With 'Park', an audience favourite back at Sadler's Wells next week, Jasmin tells us about working with a new cast, her base in Kent & a new visual arts collaboration with Turner Contemporary... Continue Reading

  12. Gillie Kleiman in 'A Lyrical Dance Concert'

    Interview: Art in the form of a knees up

    Monday 3 November 2014

    "Think working men’s club, all-round entertainment, a little bit of karaoke, a touch of drag.." Gillie Kleiman on 'A Lyrical Dance Concert', coming to Greenwich Dance & Shoreditch To… Continue Reading

  13. Anthony Missen (second from right) with Company Chameleon. Photo: Brian Slater

    News: Company Chameleon's Anthony Missen on 'The Beauty of the Beast'

    Wednesday 15 October 2014

    "It's all about male behaviour & interaction - different faces of masculinity & maleness – the beauty, the beast, the idiot, camaraderie, the strength, the vulnerability & sensitivity"  Continue Reading

  14. Lost Dog and Lucy Kirkwood - 'Like Rabbits' Photo: Benedict Johnson

    News: Ben Duke - on Lost Dog, rabbits and Virginia Woolf

    Wednesday 1 October 2014

    Created with award winning writer Lucy Kirkwood, 'Like Rabbits', inspired by one of Woolf's lesser known short stories comes to The Place for two nights... Continue Reading

  15. Mark Smith. Photo: Roy Tan

    Interview: Mark Smith - deaf man dancing

    Friday 19 September 2014 by Mark Doerfel

    Choreographer Mark Smith brings his new show, a fascinating insight into what it's like to be deaf, to the Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells next week... Continue Reading

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