Interviews

Q and A with Danza Contemporanea de Cuba dancer Thais Suarez

Where did you learn to dance? I studied at the National School of dance in Havana Where did you grow up? I was born and grew up in Caimito, Cuba What or who are your biggest influences? My mother and … Read more

Q and As with the dancers from Nederlands Dans Theater 2

Chuck Jones Where are you happiest? I’m the most happy when surrounded by friends & family What do you miss most when you’re on tour? I do sometimes miss the comforts of my own home but I find travelling a … Read more

Michael Ockwell Chief Executive of Grand Opera House Belfast

Michael is now Chief Executive of the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton. As part of our new series of features on the Dance Consortium venues. We interviewed Grand Opera House Belfast’s Michael Ockwell: DC: Why did your theatre became a member … Read more

An Interview With Choreographer Donald Byrd

Shards Revisited Donald Byrd is one of the most acclaimed modern dance choreographers of our era. He recently worked with the Ailey 2 dancers to restage his innovative work Shards, which, in 1988, was the first ballet he created for … Read more

Step Family: Interview with Alvin Ailey dancers

By Kelly Apter Leaving home can bring excitement and fear in equal measure. Whether it’s to start university, get married or just strike out on your own, we often build surrogate ‘families’ to replace the ones we leave behind. Ailey … Read more

Photography: A Physical Art

We talk to Flavio Colker, Deborah Colker’s brother and the official photographer for the Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker. How did you first become interested in photography? As a kid, I was into objects and machines. I went through a … Read more

Deborah Colker

Cruel Interview with Deborah Colker

The Birth of Cruel Donald Hutera interviews Deborah Colker in Wolfsburg, Germany May 2009 DH: What motivated you to make this production? DC: It was Knot, the performance I did previous to Cruel. I began making it at the end … Read more

Grabbing time with Gerald Tibbs from Nederlands Dans Theater 2

Donald Hutera spent nearly a full day in The Hague meeting artists and administrators of Nederlands Dans Theater, seeing a new triple-bill by NDT2 and sitting in on a class the following day. Gerald Tibbs, the Executive Artistic Director of … Read more

Tory Dobrin, Artistic Director of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

‘Call me old-fashioned but…’ Tory Dobrin Flies the Flag for classical standards Mary Brennan talks to Tory Dobrin – Artistic Director of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Some things can really irk Tory Dobrin. Which is surprising, because the … Read more

NDT1 dancer and choreographer: Medhi Walerski

Taking Steps to Make Steps Medhi Walerski arrives in the Green Room straight from the studio. He casts an eye over the guys chilling out at the nearby pool table, grins and says one thing. “NDT2.” Playing pool isn’t on … Read more