Called My Dance DNA, the series asks the choreographers to discuss the key influences in their work. The format is that of Desert Island Discs, only with influences instead of discs.
Each interview is filmed in front of a live audience, and after a 45 minute conversation there will be 15 minutes for a Q & A. If you are burning to take part, submit your question(s) using the hashtag #MyDanceDNA.
This is Dance Umbrella’s first ever digital project: all the programmes are netcast on Facebook only and will be available to view for a week after they first air.
In the first programme, to be shown on Sunday, 17 September (and available to view the following seven days), man of the moment Akram Khan, whose reworking of Giselle for English National Ballet was one of the hottest tickets of this year, will discuss his life’s work with actress and theatre director Kathryn Hunter.
Akram Khan, photo Lisa Stonehouse
The remaining programmes bring us:
Siobhan Davies interviewed by Tate Galleries Director Maria Balshaw, on 26 September
Shobana Jeyasingh interviewed by BBC presenter Nikki Bedi, on 6 November
Wayne McGregor talking to veteran broadcaster Joan Bakewell, on 22 November.
All programmes can be watched on: www.facebook.com/DanceUmbrella
|What||DU17, My Dance DNA|
|Where||Online | MAP|
17 Sep 17 – 27 Nov 17, 19:00 Dur.: 1 hour Available to view for one week after netcast