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

Friday 31 January 2014 by Deborah Jones

Edward Watson touches on the stigma of men dancing in the week that he performed in Ivan Putrov’s Men in Motion programme at the London Coliseum and shows Telegraph’s Theo Merz just some of the scars he has sustained over the years.

“This is where I tore my bicep tendon. It just completely came off so they had to cut it, pull it up and stick it back on the bone. It was really painful but I was on stage again about four weeks later. We’re tougher than we look.”
Read the full interview in the Telegraph 29 January 2014

On a lighter note Jessica Salter quizzes him on boarding school, family and retirement,

I’m 37 now and people tend to retire at that sort of age – or even earlier. But I’m at a nice moment in my career – I feel physically fit and I also have a lot of experience. I’m not thinking about retiring yet, although I guess I will have to at some point, because this can’t last for ever. I don’t know what I’m going to do yet – there are a few ideas but nothing is certain.

more in the Telegraph Magazine 31 January 2014

You can see Edward Watson performing in the Royal Ballet’s Mixed Bill Rhapsody, Tetractys – The Art of Fugue & Gloria
on 8 and 15 February 2014

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