News: Tamara Rojo on the need for more female choreographers

Tuesday 17 February 2015 by Clare Evans

Tamara Rojo
Photo: Johan Persson

English National Ballet Artistic Director Tamara Rojo talks to the Guardian about her plans for the company, why she’s got no plans to stop performing anytime soon, and her forthcoming showcase of women choreographers (Yabin Wang, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Aszure Barton).

“I really believe we need more women’s voices on the stage… There are so many talented female choreographers out there, but they’re much less quick than men to accept work. Some of the women I approached had little children and decided it was too much to deal with. Some felt they were not ready for a big London commission… There’s no shortage of men who want to experiment and put themselves forward, but we have to go out to find the women.”

Read more: The Guardian, 17 February 2015

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