News: Sylvie Guillem

Tuesday 14 May 2013

A fearless performer with a reputation for being wilful and strong-minded, and now an ecological compaigner, Sylvie Guillem gives a frank and insightful interview about what she thinks about her artform and those she has worked with.

Guillem talks to David Lister about Rudolf Nureyev,

“He never hesitated to have around him young people, much more gifted in a way because of their youth. We did have big arguments. He was extremely shy, I was extremely shy. He had a terrible character, I had a terrible character. But I respected him a lot, He was one of only three people I have ever met in my long career that I could talk to about dance.”

Of her own performance, she says:

“It is instinctive and I mix pleasure and generosity at the same time, I give what I have and what I work for as a character. I work hard to make a gift to the audience,”

Read the full interview: David Lister, Independent, 10 May.13

Sylvie Guillem will be performing in 6000 Miles away at Sadler’s Wells 20-25 May (not 22 May)
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