Interviews

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

By Judith Mackrell Between 2007 and 2008 Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui spent several months at chilly high altitude in the Henan province in central China. He’d gone there to live and work with the monks from the Shaolin temple, absorbing the … Read more

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The Trocks, by Graham Watts for Dance Tabs

By Graham Watts Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (more commonly known as The Trocks) is an all-male comedy dance ensemble founded in 1974.   Based in New York, the company tours extensively and has a huge fan base around the … Read more

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Heather Knight interviewed by Arts Pro magazine

Why do we see the world’s finest contemporary dance companies in our theatres across the UK? Because Dance Consortium has made it possible and viable, says Heather Knight. The birth of Dance Consortium came out of a simple premise: a … Read more

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Batsheva Ensemble dancer Or Schraiber

By Kelly Apter for The List In the past few years, companies such as Nederlands Dans Theater 2, Ailey 2 and Juilliard Dance have shown Scottish audiences just how intoxicating young dancers can be. What they lack in maturity, they more than make up for … Read more

Ohad Naharin

Ohad Naharin: Part 2

Ohad Naharin is Artistic Director of Batsheva Dance Company and the Batsheva Ensemble who are touring the UK from October 30th this year. Read part one of this interview here By Catherine Bell Naharin’s extraordinary career has seen him choreograph … Read more

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Ohad Naharin: Part 1

By Catherine Bell We are waiting to interview Ohad Naharin upstairs at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre ahead of the Batsheva Ensemble UK Tour. It’s a fitting venue for the interview: The Ensemble open their tour here on October 30th. Naharin … Read more

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Stuart Griffiths, Chief Executive of Birmingham Hippodrome

We caught up with Stuart Griffiths from the Hippodrome as part of our series of features on the Dance Consortium venues. When did your theatre join the Dance Consortium (DC)? As I was a founder of the Dance Consortium before … Read more

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Q and A with Danza Contemporanea de Cuba dancer Jenny Nocedo

Where did you learn to dance? The National School of Dance, Cuba Where did you grow up? Cienfuego What or who are your biggest influences? My feelings and experiences, and my mother How do you think the UK will react … Read more

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Q and A with Danza Contemporanea de Cuba dancer Lisvet Barcia

Where did you learn to dance? Institute Superiors de Arte (ISA) Where did you grow up? Granma, Cuba What or who are your biggest influences? Diversions Dance Company How do you think the UK will react to the show? They’ll … Read more