Jasmin Vardimon has just achieved something fairly historic. She has just become the first choreographer to be interviewed by Article19 twice in our very short but illustrious history a fact we feel sure will warrant inclusion in her biography and will be spoken of with great pride when interviewed by lesser types like Parkinson and that bloke on BBC1 with funny hair!
Ms Vardimon's biography speaks of her thus;
"Recipient of the prestigious 2000 Jerwood Choreography Award, her work is powerful, unusual and often startling. Using a variety of theatrical approaches, her 'clever, cruel' (Time Out) choreography constantly extends the boundaries of contemporary dance. Her work intertwines dark humour, character-based portrayals, innovative use of projection and surprising and beautifully detailed dance. Vardimon has concentrated her work around observations of human behaviour and social definitions of health and sickness, deviancy and morality.
Following many years of performing, Jasmin founded her own company in 1997 (previously Zbang), which rose rapidly to become a significant element within the British dance world. Jasmin became an Associate Artist at The Place in 1998, has been a Yorkshire Dance Partner since 1999, and in 2004, following several successful creations, her company received the status of an Arts Council England's Regularly Funded Organisation. In Autumn 2005, the Jasmin Vardimon Company will be the first UK Company to be selected to tour the UK by the Dance Touring Partnership."
During the interview we discuss Lullaby, Park, creating choreography, how to and how not use technology and the very British approach to dance film making which she does not altogether agree with and many other things.
The interview was filmed before the company's performance at the Hall for Cornwall in Truro on May 4th and lasts for approximately 13 minutes. The interview also includes footage from the performance of Lullaby not available in our own video feature.