Interviews

NDT1 dancer Sarah Reynolds

From Dublin to The Hague This time last year, Irish-born Sarah Reynolds was busy packing her bags and preparing to tour the UK with NDT2, the highly acclaimed junior wing of Nederlands Dans Theater. Even though she was caught up … Read more

Anders Hellström: Artistic Director of Nederlands Dans Theater

By Mary Brennan …What makes an NDT1 dancer? So what does it take to become one of the thirty or so members of this world-acclaimed group? Anders Hellström, artistic director of NDT1 since 2004, finds words to capture the qualities … Read more

The Sensitive Challenge: Stephen Petronio dancer Jonathan Jaffe interviewed by Donald Hutera

Although his roots are in Kansas City, Missouri, dancer Jonathan Jaffe has lived in New York City for eight of his 28 years. Initial training in classical ballet – from the age of three! – was followed by later studies … Read more

Robert Hylton on dance

Below are Robert’s considered and ariculate ideas about the influence and importance of ballet and contemporary dance, dance in general and hip hop in particular as a force for social change, and issues of race within a hip hop artist’s … Read more

Matthew Rushing, dancer for Alvin AIley American Dance Theater

Turning Point On a visit to Boston to see the company we managed to steal some time with dancer Matthew Rushing, star of our Dancer’s Diary, to talk to him about his love for dance, his career, and touring the … Read more

Jonzi D on Breakin’ Convention

Countdown It’s a balmy day in late April, but with less than two weeks to go before the start of the fourth edition of Breakin’ Convention — preceded by the London performances of his own graffiti-based show TAG and followed, … Read more

Fit to be Tied: A conversation with Deborak Colker dancer Luiza Continentino

Imagine being a budding ballerina, with visions of swans and princes dancing in your head. But instead of skimming across a moonlit stage on pointe shoes you’re expected to clamber across a wall like a human lizard, or spin on … Read more

Deborah Colker: The Choreographer/Dancer relationship

by Donald Hutera Does a choreographer’s relationship with dancers have anything to do with punishment and reward? I believe the fundamental idea in the relation between a choreographer and a dancer is discipline. To me discipline is a form of … Read more

Deborah Colker: ‘On Sex’ (In conversation with Donald Hutera)

How sexual or perhaps the word is sensual a society is Brasil? I believe it is both, maybe due to the heat and the geography, maybe due to dance and music. Brazilians are very hot, spicy people, but I guess … Read more

AAADT in Alvin Ailey's Revelations. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Judith Jamison, artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Understanding Spirit Donald Hutera talks with Judith Jamison, artistic director of the phenomenally popular Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. ‘When I think of Alvin Ailey,’ dancer Judith Jamison wrote in her 1993 autobiography ‘Dancing Spirit’, ‘I think of rivers, the … Read more