5 Questions - Rosie Kay

  • The List
  • 7 August 2008

This article is from 2008

Rosie Kay Dance Company

As she arrives back for another exciting Fringe performance, choreographer and dancer Rosie Kay takes on our quiz

5 biggest influences as a choreographer
Charlie Chaplin and Fred Astaire films. Artist Otto Dix and the Weimar Republic period of German history. Merce Cunningham. Pina Bausch. My old history teacher, Philip MacKenzie, at the Royal High School.

4 reasons people should see your show, DoublePoints: K
It’s an amazing piece of dance. The music will shock and delight people, switching between Bach and very modern electro music. It’s very constructed yet quite fragile and beautiful. It’s got a hell of a lot packed into 30 minutes!

3 things you love most about dancing
The moment when you take off – it can happen in class, in rehearsals and almost always on stage. That anyone can understand the beauty of dance. I love the routine and discipline – it keeps you grounded and together.

2 other dance shows you’ll be watching at this year’s Fringe/Festival
2FaCeD DaNcE and the Steve Reich Evening by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.

1 word to sum up the Rosie Kay style?

Rosie Kay Dance Company, Dance Base, 225 5525, until 16 Aug (not 11), times vary, £11 (£7).

Rosie Kay Dance Company & Odd Johan Fritzøe

For the 2008 Fringe Rosie Kay Dance Company perform their new duet 'Double Points: K' and Odd Johan Fritzøe brings 'Balls'. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe'.

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