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Monday, June 17, 2024

‘Steffi Graf went to see it 12 times!’ How we made rollerskating sensation Starlight Express by Interviews By Lyndsey Winship

‘The German production has had a standing ovation every night for 36 years. Graf went before big tennis competitions to gee herself up. And the German football team would go before an inte…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:54AM
Tuesday, April 23, 2024

‘We have to have graffiti!’ How we made the Breakin’ Convention hip-hop dance festival by Interviews By Lyndsey Winship

‘At the first one, we had DJs in the foyer and people were jumping in to battle with the dancers. We took out seats to make more standing room and the noise was crazy’ I was at the Queen…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:36PM
Wednesday, August 16, 2023

‘I was flabbergasted by the sight’: Alvin Ailey dancers on their legendary Revelations by Interviews By Lyndsey Winship

For more than 60 years, the spiritual power of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s signature work has stunned audiences including Obama. Here, company members explain what it’s like to …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:07AM
Monday, April 11, 2022

‘We were such terrible smokers, when we performed it we couldn’t breathe’: how we made Stomp by Interviews By Lyndsey Winship

‘There was a buzz we weren’t expecting at all and it went absolutely crazy. Bob Dylan came to see us and stood at the back wearing a hoodie’ In the 80s I was a street performer in a ba…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:12PM
Sunday, December 13, 2020

‘I crave flesh-and-blood actors, an audience that laughs and gasps as one’: the magic of Christmas theatre by Arifa Akbar Interviews By Lyndsey Winship and Andrew Dickson

After a tough year for theatre, our chief critic celebrates the joy of the Christmas show, while five festive performers reveal how it feels to be waiting in the wings Remember your first ev…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:32AM
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

'He came out of the womb dancing!' Stars relive their wild times with Michael Clark by Interviews By Lyndsey Winship

Baryshnikov couldn’t keep up, Sam Taylor-Wood had a panic attack and Sarah Lucas built him the rudest stage set ever … as a new show celebrates the dance legend, stars pin down his punk …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:48AM
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

'We all felt like the kids from Fame!' Stage stars on Alan Parker's classic by Interviews By Lyndsey Winship

For Mica Paris, Jenna Russell and Drew McOnie, the hit film was not only an inspiration – it mirrored the exuberant joy and harsh reality of show business Sir Alan Parker obituary Continue…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:54PM
Monday, April 15, 2019

'He said two things to me in five years. And one was thanks for the cheese' - Merce Cunningham by Interviews By Lyndsey Winship

He was a rail-thin, zen-like powerhouse who electrified dance – and his pupils. As Merce Cunningham’s centenary is celebrated, four disciples recall an unforgettable teacher Valda Setter…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:56AM
Monday, September 5, 2016

Blinded by Sylvie Guillem's knickers: dance and Strictly stars on their missteps by Interviews By Lyndsey Winship

Darcey Bussell was very friendly with the floor in rehearsals. Kevin Clifton’s Thriller-style tango tanked on live TV. And Thomas Whiteread got trapped in his ballerina’s underwear. Seve…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:22AM

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