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Move to Live with Akram Khan

Dancer and choreographer Akram Khan quizzes celebrated guests about how movement affects the way they live and work.


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  • 7. S1 EP7: Kathryn Hunter: How Shakespeare requires ‘sculpted physicality’, the importance of yoga for her wellbeing and how screenwriter Joel Cohen wanted her to move like a crow.

    52:30
    Olivier Award-winning Actress and Director Kathryn Hunter is renowned for her work with physical theatre, notably with the pioneering theatre company Complicité, co-founded by her late husband Marcello Magni. She talks to Akram about her work with Marcello and how movement has always been a cornerstone of her approach to acting.Shakespeare has also been a cornerstone of Kathryn’s career and she discusses her approach to playing the “Everest” of roles, King Lear, in two different productions spanning a 25 year timeframe. She also talks about how different stages make her move differently, and recalls how screenwriter Joel Cohen wanted her to combine the physicality of a crow combined with a standing stone for his film The Tragedy of Macbeth. And Kathryn tells Akram how a serious accident left her with life-changing injuries but how this resulted in her thinking anew about how she could communicate physically.Move to Live is a podcast brought to you by Marquee TV and Tandem Productions and is available on all main podcast platforms.If you’d like to get in touch with the show you can email: movetolivepodcast@gmail.comOr get in touch on our socials:Twitter: @marqueeartstvInstagram: @marqueeartstvFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/marqueetvYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/@MarqueeTVThe show is also available as a video podcast via Marquee TV - https://marquee.tv/, the leading streaming platform showcasing arts and culture to millions of arts fans around the world.#movetolivepodcastCredits:Director and Producer: Alex AndersonAssistant Producer: Marion BettsworthResearcher: Charlotte Barbour-CondiniExecutive Producer: Sarah DevonaldMusic: Jay Witsey and Aref Durvesh

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  • 6. S1 EP6: Francesca Hayward: Habits and routines, space and freedom. And her ‘diva foot’

    36:36
    Francesca Hayward joined the Royal Ballet in London at the age of eighteen and since 2016 she has been a Principal dancer. She talks to Akram about her grandmother buying her a ballet video aged three, how the stories she saw enveloped her, and the drama of dance became her all-consuming passion.She says ‘as a small person’ she likes to surprise people by using the stage to the max – her big jumps ‘eating up the space’ and feeling like flying. And how although she doesn’t enjoy swimming on the surface of water, underwater she feels at home, ‘like a fish’.And Francesca opens up to Akram about the way she gets her body and mind into gear as she prepares to be confident and calm for a performance.Move to Live is a podcast brought to you by Marquee TV and Tandem Productions and is available on all main podcast platforms.If you’d like to get in touch with the show you can email: movetolivepodcast@gmail.comOr get in touch on our socials:Twitter: @marqueeartstvInstagram: @marqueeartstvFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/marqueetvYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/@MarqueeTVThe show is also available as a video podcast via Marquee TV - https://marquee.tv/, the leading streaming platform showcasing arts and culture to millions of arts fans around the world.#movetolivepodcastCredits:Director and Producer: Alex AndersonAssistant Producer: Marion BettsworthResearcher: Charlotte Barbour-CondiniExecutive Producer: Sarah DevonaldMusic: Jay Witsey and Aref Durvesh
  • 5. S1 EP5: Khalid Abdalla: How the body deals with revolution, the challenges of the red carpet and finding freedom in the physical

    45:25
    Actor, filmmaker and activist Khalid Abdalla was born in Scotland to Egyptian parents and feels at home in both London and Cairo. His film credits include Paul Greengrass’s United 93, in which he plays one of the hijackers in the 9/11 attacks, Green Zone, The Kite Runner and Jehane Noujaim’s Oscar nominated The Square, about the Egyptian revolution of 2011 and its aftermath. Khalid also played Dodi Fayed in the Netflix series The Crown.In a wide ranging conversation with Akram, Khalid talks about his multifaceted life as a ‘symphony’ within his body. He was part of the revolutionary crowd in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and describes the experience vividly, while reflecting on the human impact of such demonstrations. We also find out where he feels the most physical freedom and what makes his body ‘freeze’.Move to Live is a podcast brought to you by Marquee TV and Tandem Productions and is available on all main podcast platforms.If you’d like to get in touch with the show you can email: movetolivepodcast@gmail.comOr get in touch on our socials:Twitter: @marqueeartstvInstagram: @marqueeartstvFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/marqueetvYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/@MarqueeTVThe show is also available as a video podcast via Marquee TV - https://marquee.tv/, the leading streaming platform showcasing arts and culture to millions of arts fans around the world.#movetolivepodcastCredits:Director and Producer: Alex AndersonAssistant Producer: Marion BettsworthResearcher: Charlotte Barbour-CondiniExecutive Producer: Sarah DevonaldMusic: Jay Witsey and Aref Durvesh
  • 4. S1 EP4: Izzy Judd: The dynamics of a musical family, dealing with anxiety and the power of movement in music

    42:57
    Violinist and author Izzy Judd opens up to Akram about the impact that a family tragedy has had on her and the ways she has found to cope. As a past finalist on Britain’s Got Talent and a performer with her husband’s band McFly, she reflects on how a small venue can be more intimidating than a massive stadium. And when it comes to her children learning new skills, how is movement an essential ingredient and is it ever right to be a pushy parent? Move to Live is a podcast brought to you by Marquee TV and Tandem Productions and is available on all main podcast platforms.If you’d like to get in touch with the show you can email: movetolivepodcast@gmail.comOr get in touch on our socials:Twitter: @marqueeartstvInstagram: @marqueeartstvFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/marqueetvYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/@MarqueeTVThe show is also available as a video podcast via Marquee TV - https://marquee.tv/, the leading streaming platform showcasing arts and culture to millions of arts fans around the world.#movetolivepodcastCredits:Director and Producer: Alex AndersonAssistant Producer: Marion BettsworthResearcher: Charlotte Barbour-CondiniExecutive Producer: Sarah DevonaldMusic: Jay Witsey and Aref Durvesh
  • 3. S1 EP3: Andy Serkis: Finding inspiration in the movement of his cat, the liberation of performance capture and how he (almost) swapped acting for high finance

    53:05
    For decades actor and director Andy Serkis has been at the cutting edge of how the movements and expressions of the human body can merge with animation to create creatures of myth and the imagination, from King Kong and Caesar from Planet of the Apes to Tolkien’s Gollum in The Lord of the Rings. He talks to Akram about his early days acting in theatre repertory where he learned how physicality connects with the body’s emotional centre, and about the intricate technique of performance capture: ‘the egalitarian 21st century actors tool where any actor can play anything.’He also discusses the freedoms that great movie directors like Peter Jackson and Mike Leigh have given him as an actor, and remembers his first experiences of directing films himself.Move to Live is a podcast brought to you by Marquee TV and Tandem Productions and is available on all main podcast platforms.If you’d like to get in touch with the show you can email: movetolivepodcast@gmail.comOr get in touch on our socials:Twitter: @marqueeartstvInstagram: @marqueeartstvFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/marqueetvYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/@MarqueeTVThe show is also available as a video podcast via Marquee TV - https://marquee.tv/, the leading streaming platform showcasing arts and culture to millions of arts fans around the world.#movetolivepodcastCredits:Director and Producer: Alex AndersonAssistant Producer: Marion BettsworthResearcher: Charlotte Barbour-CondiniExecutive Producer: Sarah DevonaldMusic: Jay Witsey and Aref Durvesh
  • 2. S1 EP2: Es Devlin: Inspiring stories from Es revealing the creative and therapeutic power of movement.

    46:55
    Akram describes artist and stage designer Es Devlin as a force of both nature and wisdom. In a wide ranging conversation Es reveals to Akram how being sensitive to movement has a profound effect on all her many and varied design projects.Es Devlin talks about the movement that is both within us and all around us, and how as an artist she harnesses it for creativity. From the subtleties of human eye movements and molecules moving in a space, to the breath that brings music to life, or the body’s fight-or-flight reaction to riding a bike, Es’s stories of a world in motion are both fascinating and inspiring. She also reveals to Akram her simple morning ritual involving movement of sunlight that grounds her at the beginning of each day.Move to Live is a podcast brought to you by Marquee TV and Tandem Productions and is available on all main podcast platforms.If you’d like to get in touch with the show you can email: movetolivepodcast@gmail.comOr get in touch on our socials:Twitter: @marqueeartstvInstagram: @marqueeartstvFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/marqueetvYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/@MarqueeTVThe show is also available as a video podcast via Marquee TV - https://marquee.tv/, the leading streaming platform showcasing arts and culture to millions of arts fans around the world.#movetolivepodcastCredits:Director and Producer: Alex AndersonAssistant Producer: Marion BettsworthResearcher: Charlotte Barbour-CondiniExecutive Producer: Sarah DevonaldMusic: Jay Witsey and Aref Durvesh
  • 1. S1 EP1: Akram Khan: Find out how the man himself ticks.

    23:08
    As a taster to his new series, choreographer and dancer Akram Khan introduces us to his passion for movement and the way it affects everything he does in life. In conversation with Marquee TV’s Director of Content, Susannah Simons.Akram’s groundbreaking and innovative work includes projects ranging from Jungle Book reimagined to the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, while his many collaborators include Anish Kapoor, the National Ballet of China and Kylie Minogue. He believes our 21st century lives are becoming more and more static and that moving our bodies can often alleviate both physical and psychological problems and open up a new perspective on life. In the lead up to a series of conversations Akram will be having with celebrated artists, actors and musicians about their relationship with movement, we find out how the man himself ticks. Move to Live is a podcast brought to you by Marquee TV and Tandem Productions and is available on all main podcast platforms.If you’d like to get in touch with the show you can email: movetolivepodcast@gmail.comOr get in touch on our socials:Twitter: @marqueeartstvInstagram: @marqueeartstvFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/marqueetvYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/@MarqueeTVThe show is also available as a video podcast via Marquee TV - https://marquee.tv/, the leading streaming platform showcasing arts and culture to millions of arts fans around the world.#movetolivepodcastCredits:Director and Producer: Alex AndersonAssistant Producer: Marion BettsworthResearcher: Charlotte Barbour-CondiniExecutive Producer: Sarah DevonaldMusic: Jay Witsey and Aref Durvesh