Category: Interviews

Interview with Peggy Olislaegers – dance activist, dance dramaturge and former director of the Dutch Dance Festival.
“Risk, I love it. It’s related to potential and not danger”

Interview with Ida Burén – former head of the program department at Dansens Hus Stockholm.
“it is obvious that dance should be accessible for everyone in our city, it’s our duty to make it so.”

Interview with Christine Gaigg – independent choreographer, dancer, author and director in Vienna.
“The big difference between taking your art form seriously as opposed to doing your art as a hobby is to be open to being in a hard-core exchange with the public”

An interview with Elisabetta Bisaro – Head of International Projects at La Briqueterie Centre for Choreographic Development in Val-de-Marne, France.
“it is a political act to work internationally and collaboratively”

An interview with Hoor Malas, dancer teacher and choreographer living in Damascus, Syria.
“art has a humanitarian purpose […] we need it”

How to Understand Dance: No Need To, You Can Experience It Instead. An interview with Merel Heering – programmer at the Jonge Harten Festival in the Netherlands and dramaturge around the world.
“dance is about experiencing and not necessarily about understanding”

Borderless Art With a Dash of Sour Candy Unicorns. An interview with Sabina Perry – choreographer at Stadstheater Köln, founding member of MDKollektiv and independent choreographer and dancer.
“I don’t believe in nationalistic borders and that’s reflected in my artistic practice”

Getting to Know The Good Stuff. An interview with Marc Olivé Lopez – head programmer at Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona.
“if you want to provoke the evolution of the arts and their aesthetics, you have to allow for space for development”

The Art of Wearing Many Hats. An interview with Michael Caldwell – dancer, choreographer and curator in Toronto.
“the diversity in voices is Toronto’s biggest asset”

Technique versus Artistry. An interview with Amanda Acorn – choreographer, dancer and teacher in Toronto, Canada.
“what does learning how to do a penché have to do with what I want to say as an artist!?”

Coming soon, interview with Avatâra Ayuso – dance artist, teacher and choreographer based in London, England.
“dance and linguistics were always two passions of mine, and they are more similar to each other than one would expect”

Coming soon, interview with Douglas Bateman – co-founder of MDKollektiv, dancer, choreographer and teacher in Köln.
“innovation is created through exchange and feedback”

Coming soon, interview with Amos Ben-Tal – choreographer and artistic leader of OFFprojects and musician.
“continuity requires flexibility, a time of crisis is the best time to invest”

Coming soon, interview with Janine Dijkmeijer – general director of Nederlands Dans Theater in the Netherlands
“no matter in which direction we are headed, the human body and its flesh and blood will always be valued”

Coming soon, interview with Francine Gagné – general manager and artistic director of Circuit-Est Centre Choreographique in Montreal.

Coming soon, interview with Ulrike Kuner – head of artistic administration at Tanzquartier Wien in Vienna and network supervisor for the European Dancehouse Network (EDN).
“as a network, EDN connects artists internationally and supports member organisations, with advocacy for dance as the main priority”

Coming soon, interview with Catja Loepfe – artistic and administrative director of Tanzhaus Zürich.
“you can die creatively if you just stay within your own country”

Coming soon, interview with Eddie Nixon – theatre director at The Place in London, England.
“culture is a mirror of society, capturing a moment”

Coming soon… Interview with Caroline Ohrt – director of development and programming at Danse Danse in Montreal.
“for me the worlds of visual arts and dance have always been intertwined”

Coming soon, interview with Stefan Schwartz – program director at Tanzhaus nrw in Dusseldorf, Germany.
“in order to have a influential international presence, you need to have a strong local community”