Series 3

February – April 2022.

Interviews include Carlos Acosta, Joyce DiDonato, Hofesh Shechter and Harper Waters.

Episode 1: Carlos Acosta

Broadcast: 23 February 2022 Carlos Acosta has an electric connection to audiences – a combination of elegance, fire and rare charisma. Starting life in one…
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Episode 2: Joyce DiDonato

Broadcast date: 2 March 2022 The American mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato has won deserved acclaim in the world's great opera houses – in Rossini, Handel…
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Episode 3: Barbara Peters

Broadcast date: 9 March 2022 Barbara Peters, a life-enhancing RAD teacher from Yorkshire, has been teaching for over 60 years. She has travelled the world…
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Episode 4: Kathryn Morgan

Broadcast date: 16 March 2022 With American ballerina Kathryn Morgan we cover some challenging subject matter – Kathryn's journey through dance has clearly brought her…
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Episode 5: Hofesh Shechter

Broadcast date: 23 March 2022 Twenty years ago, in the early hours of new year's day, a young artist tumbled off the Eurostar, ready to…
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Episode 6: Jordan Thomas

Broadcast date: 30 March 2022 On Why Dance Matters we enjoy meeting people whose work isn't obviously connected to dance. As a teenager in California,…
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Episode 7: Harper Watters

Broadcast date: 6 April 2022 Harper Watters is a highly accomplished dancer with Houston Ballet – but that's not what got him noticed on social…
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Episode 8: Dame Darcey Bussell

Broadcast date: 13 April 2022 In this episode, we meet dance royalty – Dame Darcey Bussell, who is President of the Royal Academy of Dance.…
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