British choreographer Liam Scarlett talks about how he approaches the pas de deux, with footage of The Promise, performed by the Royal Ballet’s Laura Morera and Bennet Gartside.
New York City Ballet ballerina Wendy Whelan talks about the challenges of her groundbreaking evening “Restless Creature,” in which she will perform four duets with contemporary choreographers Kyle Abraham, Joshua Beamish, Brian Brooks, and Alejandro Cerrudo.
Choreographer Wally Cardona on why dancing with Ralph Lemon was a relief, what makes him panic, and his fascination with how “masters” are perceived in different cultures.
Choreographer Donald Byrd divulges frank thoughts on his company, Spectrum Dance Theater, and Dance Theatre of Harlem.
Choreographer Kyle Abraham on his favorite place to perform his stirring Pavement, and what makes him say, “I did it!”
British choreographer Richard Alston on Cunningham, Ashton, and Tudor, and the undertone of sensuality.
Kate Weare discusses honoring ambiguity in dance, and how, in her Garden, the women protect the men.
The utterly charming and funny Richard Move talks about the first time he encountered the Graham technique, how his towering height is actually suited for his performances as Martha, and his piece, The Show (Achilles Heels).
Maina Gielgud, stager of ballets on companies across the globe, on studying with Preobrajenska in Paris and the fun of Serge Lifar’s Suite en Blanc.
Crystal Pite on working with William Forsythe and how she achieves the delicate stylistic balance found in her choreography.