Interviews

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Richard Alston Dance Company - 'Phaedra' in rehearsal  - Nancy Nerantzi,  Ihsaan de Banya, Oihana Vesga Bujan,  James Muller. Photo: Tony Nandi

    Interview: Richard Alston - on making dance to Britten's 'Phaedra'

    Monday 4 November 2013

    The challenge has been to integrate two different ways of moving, the stylised movement of trained dancers and the more natural movement of a singer- more natural yet also more constrained... Continue Reading

  10. Avatara Ayuso. Photo:Ian Whalen

    Interview: Avatâra Ayuso - investigating movement

    Friday 1 November 2013 by Laura Dodge

    Spanish-born Avatâra Ayuso has created and showcased work across Europe, but although she’s London based, her choreography hasn't often been seen in the UK - yet. There's a chance to see it … Continue Reading

  11. Amina Khayyam

    Interview: Amina Khayyam - on Yerma & 'the passion of kathak'

    Wednesday 30 October 2013

    Federico Garcia Lorca’s 1930s play about a childless woman living in rural Spain is still strikingly relevant today for Amina Khayyam... Continue Reading

  12. Tim Spooner. Photo: Olivia Beasley

    Interview: Tim Spooner - internal choreography

    Friday 25 October 2013 by carmel smith

    Tim Spooner is an artist working in paintings, writing and live shows. An Artsadmin Associate Artist, he's taking part in Dance and the Homemade, part of Chisenhale's Big 30 celebrations.. Continue Reading

  13. Tony Adigun. Photo: Greg Walsh

    Interview: Mixing it up - Avant Garde's Tony Adigun

    Tuesday 15 October 2013 by carmel smith

    He’s a Director on Sky’s Got to Dance & a Work Place artist at The Place. The versatile founder of Avant Garde Dance launches a dance version of the concept album this week at Rich Mix... Continue Reading

  14. Jacky Lansley, with Fergus Early. Photo: Roswitha Chesher

    Interview: Jacky Lansley - celebrating 30 years of Chisenhale Dance Space

    Tuesday 15 October 2013 by carmel smith

    "Chisenhale has continued through generations to remain an artist-led collective & as such is now unique, which gives it a cutting edge status within our rather corporate culture...." Continue Reading

  15. Image: Andreas Brandl and Jurgen Knoth

    Interview: Alexander Wengler - Artistic Director, Nobulus

    Monday 7 October 2013

    Austrian urban dance company Nobulus is touring this autumn with Out Of the Shadow, a full-length performance telling an apocalyptic fable with a 10-strong acrobatic dance crew. First performed at Breakin’… Continue Reading

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