One of the most talked about dance makers this year is Hofesh Shechter. A veteran of Batsheva Dance Company, Inbal Pinto and Jasmin Vardimon Company, among many others, he is currently in Scotland creating a new work with Scottish Dance Theatre where we caught up with him by phone.
Published in Interview on December 16, 2007 2:35 PM
Morag Deyes, Dance Base
Susan Cunningham speaks to the Artistic Director of Dance Base in Edinburgh, Scotland's one and only National Dance Agency. A few years ago they moved from their cramped home in Edinburgh's 'Assembly Rooms' to a brand new facility in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle. How has the transition gone and how much support have they been providing the profession?
Published in Interview on November 18, 2007 5:57 PM
Gwen Van Spijk
by Neil Nisbet Booking a tour for a dance company is an unnerving experience, especially for those new to the game. What better solution than to ask someone who knows the ins and outs for a little bit of...
Published in Interview on October 8, 2007 1:04 PM
Peter Maniam - Moving in Circles
My eyes were really opened by going to see ‘Hiphopscotch’, and talking to Peter Maniam of Moving in Circles. He then encouraged me to come along to the breakdancing championships. I was struck not only by the skill but the passion and commitment of the dancers.
Published in Interview on September 9, 2007 8:24 PM
Ross Cooper 'The Curve Foundation'
by Susan Cunningham Ross Cooper (Artistic Director of Curve Foundation) talks about building an audience for contemporary dance and his companies unique relationship with their venues. You are performing at The Kings in Edinburgh, such a prestigious theatre. Is the...
Published in Interview on June 3, 2007 10:44 PM
Siobhan Davies is undoubtedly one of the most influential figures in contemporary British dance. Her career spans over 30 years and has seen her win numerous awards for her innovative choreography. I spoke to her in March to find out what is next for her and her company.
Published in Interview on April 28, 2007 1:28 PM
Do You Believe In Angels?
Whether you do or not, after seeing 'Angels of Incidence', you may think about the roles we play in each others lives that we as humans can, in kind, be angels for each other. How people come into our lives just when we need help or guidance. The integrated piece created by Adam Benjamin (co-founder of Candoco) for Scottish Dance Theatre (SDT) brought in 4 dancers with disabilities to perform with them.
Published in Interview on April 10, 2007 12:55 AM
Australian Dance Theatre (ADT) are in the UK on a country wide tour with their new creation; ‘Held’. The work is an innovative piece which combines photography with dance. Renowned dance photographer Lois Greenfield crouches on stage taking photographs while the company jump, contort and move across the stage.