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Sofia Boutella

Dancer Sofia Boutella’s Hollywood career has taken off, with roles in Star Trek Beyond and Kingsman: The Secret Service. In this 2012 interview, she tells Nicola Rayner about her dance training, dancing salsa in the film Street Dance 2 3D and working with Madonna My friends were crazy with me, they said: ‘You’re having to choose between Madonna and Michael […]

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Marianela Nuñez on Giselle

The Royal Ballet principal speaks to Zoë Anderson about Giselle on stage and on screen Offstage and on, Marianela Nuñez seems to have energy forever. When I spoke to her in December, it was a conversation full of delighted exclamations, and opinions, too: she’s blunt about guest artists who don’t get to know the companies […]

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Marianela Nuñez interview – part two

In the second part of Zoë Anderson’s interview with Marianela Nuñez, the ballerina discusses The Winter’s Tale, the politics of guest appearances and more Read the first part of the interview here. Last summer, Nuñez made her guest debut with American Ballet Theatre [ABT]. “With ABT, we’ve been trying for a long time, and the […]

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Q&A: Pasha Kovalev

Pasha Kovalev’s Life Through Dance tours until June 21. He tells Nicola Rayner about the show…   How does Life Through Dance compare with your your show last year with Katya Virshilas? There’s different music, different choreography and this time around I want to have a little story going from dance to dance about the things […]

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Interviews with Darcey Bussell, Kevin O’Hare and Christopher Hampson

In partnership with the Royal Academy of Dance, the free online arts website HiBROW [www.hibrow.tv] has filmed in-depth interviews with ballerina Darcey Bussell, Kevin O’Hare, director of The Royal Ballet, and Christopher Hampson, director of Scottish Ballet.

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Q&A: Maxine Doyle

Internationally acclaimed immersive theatre company Punchdrunk returns to London with its new show The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable. Nicola Rayner speaks to associate director and choreographer, Maxine Doyle What can you tell us about The Drowned Man? It is inspired by Büchner’s Woyzeck, which is a tale of a lonely solider who is driven […]

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The first Crown Prince: David Wall interview

David Wall, who died on June 18, 2013, created the role of Crown Prince Rudolf in Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling. In 2007, he spoke to Zoë Anderson about creating and coaching the ballet. Here is the interview, from Dancing Times, April 2007.   Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling returns to The Royal Ballet’s repertoire later this month. This […]

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Q&A: Michael Malitowski

How does a five-time British Open Professional Latin champion prepare for Blackpool? Michael Malitowski tells Nicola Rayner… How are you feeling about Blackpool this year? It’s always the big unknown and the preparation is so massive because this is the toughest competition in terms of importance, and the stress, of course. Also physically this is […]

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Exclusive: Kevin O’Hare introduces the new season

The Royal Ballet’s 2013-14 season was announced today. Kevin O’Hare (pictured), the company’s artistic director, introduces the season in conversation with Zoë Anderson. For more from this interview, see the April issue of Dancing Times.  

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Who’s the Boss? Kathryn Bennetts, former artistic director of the Royal Ballet of Flanders

In addition to the feature “Who’s the Boss” printed in the September issue of Dancing Times we are publishing on our website a series of supporting interviews between the author, Graham Watts, and those in administrative and artistic leadership within dance companies. The second of these interviews is with Kathryn Bennetts who was until recently […]

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Who’s the boss?: Ethan Stiefel and Amanda Skoog of the Royal New Zealand Ballet

In addition to the feature “Who’s the Boss” printed in the September 2012 issue of Dancing Times, we are publishing on our website a series of supporting interviews between the author, Graham Watts, and those in administrative and artistic leadership within dance companies. The first of these interviews is jointly with Amanda Skoog, the managing […]

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Irek and Alban

Irek Mukhamedov and Alban Lendorf will be dancing in the UK this summer, appearing in the Peter Schaufuss Ballet’s Tchaikovsky Trilogy at the London Coliseum. When Zoë Anderson spoke to them for July’s Dancing Times, they had plenty to say, including this discussion of choreographers.

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