August 2010


Just received this info from Dance UK:

In case it hasn’t hit your radar, there’s a very good series about dance on BBC Radio 3 (available on listen again i-player) that you might enjoy, called “How Far Would You Go For A Dance?”. It’s rare that you find a mainstream programme including lengthy, in depth interviews with dance artists.

Presented by dance critic Judith Mackrell, in the first programme she visits pioneering and distinctive choreographers working in Britain and Ireland to ask them how wide they cast their imaginations to make innovative dance theatre. With contributions from Javier de Frutos, Michael Keegan-Dolan, Wayne McGregor and Hofesh Schechter.

Here’s a link to the programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00g056p/Sunday_Feature_How_Far_Would_You_Go_For_A_Dance_The_Puppet_Masters/

In the second programme, Judith Mackrell visits exceptional and pioneering dancers and asks about their changing relationships with their bodies and their art. Including a rare interview with Sylvie Guillem, plus contributions from Ellen Van Schuylenburch, Michael Clark, David Toole, Robert Swinston and Jonathan Goddard.

Here’s a link to the programme:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00g2qtp/Sunday_Feature_How_Far_Would_You_Go_For_A_Dance_Who_Wears_the_Red_Shoes/

Catch it soon and enjoy!

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A bright and blustery afternoon here, it seems that summer is gradually passing, the autumn term looms and it is time to pick up where we left off…

But although dance activity may have been dormant in Oxford over August, Oxford dancers have been continuing their involvement with dance in other places far and wide.  So we invite dance travellers to share their summer dance impressions – of seeing, doing, performing and making; of reconnecting with roots and old friends, or being stimulated by exposure to the new and different; a taster for us all to savour, and fresh experiences to enrich the coming year.  Looking forward to reading your contributions…