Dance Umbrella are delighted to present My Dance DNA, a joint initiative with The Space, which sees conversations between leading choreographers and respected figures from the arts world live streamed on Facebook. 

My Dance DNA features leading contemporary choreographers Kate Prince, Siobhan Davis, Akram Khan, Shobana Jeyasingh and Wayne McGregor discussing iconic moments of dance and movement on film that have transfixed and transformed them, as well as the defining pieces in their own back catalogue.  Each interview is transmitted live on our Facebook page and is available to view for a further fortnight.  The complete series will be available at the end of January 2018.

Up next –

    • Wayne McGregor will be in conversation with Dame Joan Bakewell on 21 November at Studio Wayne McGregor (available to view LIVE on our Facebook page between 6.30pm and 7.30pm on that day and then until 5 December)

Past interviews –

  • Shobana Jeyasingh in conversation with Nikki Bedi at Dance East (AVAILABLE TO VIEW HERE UNTIL 20 NOVEMBER)
  • Siobhan Davies in conversation with Maria Balshaw at The Whitworth, University of Manchester (available end January/early February 2018)
  • Akram Khan in conversation with Kathryn Hunter at Leicester Curve (available end January/early February 2018)
  • Kate Prince in conversation with Karim Zeroual at Birmingham Hippodrome (available end January/early February 2018)

The Desert Island Discs style format includes a 45-minute interview  interspersed with archive video footage, followed by a 15 minute audience Q&A with questions via Twitter and from the live audience.

Follow #MyDanceDNA on Twitter and Instagram for all the latest news and to take part in the choreographer Q&As.

About The Space
The Space is a commissioning and development organisation, established by Arts Council England and the BBC to support greater digital access to the arts. The Space is committed to supporting and facilitating the UK arts sector to realise its digital ambitions. The organisation commissions arts projects and provides a production and distribution pipeline to ensure that these projects reach a wide and diverse range of audiences.