Interviews

Millicent Hodson, Choreographer and Lecturer

By Donald Hutera Millicent Hodson, London-based but US-born choreographer and lecturer, is renowned globally for her reconstructions of dances. She works in tandem with Kenneth Archer, who reconstructs the original designs. Their highest-profile reconstruction to date has been Vaslav Nijinsky’s … Read more

Mourad Merzouki Uncaged

The word kafig, choreographer Mourad Merzouki explains, carries almost the same meaning in Arabic and German: it refers to a cage. Merzouki used the word as the title of the first piece he made in 1996, for six dancers. He … Read more

Donald Hutera talks with Gerald Tibbs from Nederlands Dans Theater 2

It is mid-November 2004 in The Hague. Gerald Tibbs, artistic director of NDT2, has agreed to be pinned down in his office for a quick interview. The man is in a bit of a rush, because soon he needs to … Read more

20 Questions with NDT2 dancer, Aurèlie Cayla

Contributor Donald Hutera plays a version of Twenty Questions with dancer Aurèlie Cayla by email. Donald Hutera: Where have you been on tour recently? Aurèlie Cayla: The last tour was Paris (three performances). Before that we went to Switzerland for … Read more

Merce Cunningham

by Allen Robertson The author of The Naked Ape, anthropologist Desmond Morris, recently said on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs that, at 76, he figures he has maybe four years left before his enthusiasms run out and his creative … Read more

Arthur Mitchell: Founder of the Dance Theatre of Harlem

Dance Theatre of Harlem was co founded by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook in 1969 Arthur Mitchell was spurred on by Martin Luther King’s asassination to create DTH for the people of Harlem. DTH now has both a school and … Read more

Susan McGuire talks Taylor with Allen Robertson

Susan McGuire in conversation with Allen Robertson. A leading member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company for more than a decade, Susan McGuire is now the head of the Paul Taylor School as well as director of the young touring … Read more

Paul Taylor in conversation with Allen Robertson

‘Each of my dances is different,’ says choreographer Paul Taylor in the quiet drawl which has never lost the hint of the American south, ‘and I’m always trying to push ahead in my own way and trying to do things … Read more

Dancers at Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company in conversation with Donald Hutera

Catherine Cabeen joined the Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company in 1998. In thesame year she received her Certificate of Dance from the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance. Catherine began her training in St. Charles, Illinois with Pamela … Read more

Bill T. Jones in conversation with Donald Hutera

Ghosts Past, Present and Future As these extracts from an interview conducted in Lille, France in December 2003 attest, Bill T Jones is one good talker. And thinker. In a one-to-one such as this his manner is thoughtful and articulate, … Read more