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Richard Move in conversation with Abigail Levine

In 1996, five years after Martha Graham’s death, Richard Move began summoning her to the stage, using his own body as the medium for her performance. Move refers to the dances he performs as Graham’s works, although he has always engaged in a process of “de-reconstruction” of the choreography, making them his own creations as […]

Maida Withers in conversation with Lydia Mokdessi

Washington, D.C. choreographer, director, and George Washington University professor Maida Withers talks with CC’s Lydia Mokdessi about her newest dance theatre work, the nature of Washington audiences, her freewheeling Utah upbringing, and her 55-year teaching career in higher education. Collision Course – a.k.a. Pillow Talk debuted on December 7, 2012.

Julia Koch and Daniel Zippi in conversation

“We are exploring the notion of crossroads or intersection, where a person comes to an intersection and has four directions they can take.” Julia Koch and Daniel Zippi, co-directors of the Barcelona-based collective por instantes, talked in advance of their U.S. debut at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, where they will perform the dance-theater work “La Travesia” from June 14-17. Zippi and Koch discuss their roles as theater director (Zippi) and choreographer (Koch) and their interest in translating urban spaces to the stage.

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Dewey Dell (Agata Castellucci, Demetrio Castellucci, Teodora Castellucci and Eugenio Resta) in conversation with Mark McCloughan

Named for the small girl in Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying, the members of Dewey Dell are a collective of theatre artists from Cesena, Italy. In September they made their U.S. debut at Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts. Philadelphia-based director and performer Mark McCloughan, Co-Artistic Director of No Face Performance Group, talked with Agata Castellucci, Demetrio Castellucci, Teodora Castellucci and Eugenio Resta about the intricate relationship between movement, music and design in their work.