Stina Quagebeur is the associate choreographer and a first artist at English National Ballet. Nora, her first mainstage choreographic work for ENB, was based on Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House and premiered at Sadler's Wells in 2019. Since then she has been choreographing steadily for the company; most recently the duet Hollow and the raucous Take Five Blues, both of which finally had their post-lockdown premiere to a live audience.
In this episode, host Emma Lister and she discuss making narrative vs abstract work, her obsessive research and how she can rely on her 'gut feeling' when making decisions in the studio.
Stina's Instagram: @stinachoreographer
Stina's website: www.stinachoreographer.com
You can rent Take Five Blues from English National Ballet's "Ballet on Demand" HERE
The 3 Questions...
Was there a piece of art that changed everything?
Swan Lake, and working with contemporary choreographers Russell Maliphant and Akram Khan.
Is there a piece of art that you didn’t love, but you respect or think has value?
The work of choreographer Pina Bausch
Who should we check out that we may not know about?
Director Emma Rice and her company Wise Children