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Dance: Interviews

Interviews of leading choreographers, performers, and other major figures in the dance world.

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Hannah O'Neill

With steely will, fortitude and perseverance, Hannah O'Neil achieved her childhood dream of joining the Paris Opera Ballet by following the unlikeliest of paths.

Interview: Lutz Forster and the Legacy of Pina Bausch

"As provocative and controversial as it was at the beginning, her creations are attracting younger and younger audiences of people who were not even born when they were created", says Lutz Forster.

In Conversation with Nicolas Paul

Choreographer Nicolas Paul talks about his latest commission from the Paris Opera Ballet.

Josua Hoffalt

In conversation with Josua Hoffalt, new étoile of the Paris Opera Ballet.

Dominique Mercy and Life After Pina Bausch

The co-directer of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch speaks frankly about his more than three-decades-old relationship with the late German choreographer and her dance theatre creations.

Interview: Hofesh Shechter

Now based in London, Israeli choreographer and percussionist Hofesh Shechter tells why he couldn't take "the heat" in Israel.

Manuel Legris and Dominique Meyer at the Vienna State Opera Ballet

Before the arrival of Messrs. Meyer and Legris at the sumptuous Vienna Staatsoper, both dancers and public were suffering from acute indigestion and dance was clearly on the downward slope.

Akram Khan: The Making of Vertical Road

A strange encounter with a taxi-driver in Australia two years ago acts a catalyst for the Bengali artist's latest creation.

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A Little of Cranko, Something of Balanchine and a Lot of Uwe Scholz

Interview of Uwe Scholz who is the director and choreographer of the Leipzig Ballet. A conversation with dance critic Patricia Boccadoro.

Alvin Ailey Visits Les EtÚs de la Danse: Interview with ValÚry Colin

The ever-popular Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater had the packed festival audience roaring and stamping its feet.

An Interview With Peter Schaufuss

Remote though it may be, Holstebro, a small town of 40,000 people with a big interest in the arts is known for its Odin Theatre Company. What is less known is that it also possesses a section of the Royal Danish Ballet school. "There is also a 1400 seat theatre... Five minutes in one direction you are in a field of cows; five minutes in the other takes you to the thriving business centre."
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