Künstlergespräch E2 Malou Airaudo (auf Englisch)

"Dance is breathing. Singing is breathing. It is beautiful.
I believe everybody should dance and move. It is your body. It is real."

A life dedicated to the Performing Arts. Encounter with the 1948 born dancer, choreographer and teacher of Modern Dance. The charismatic artist  shares unsparing insights into her illustrious career that spans over seven decades and continues until this day, e.g. she performs "common ground[s]" with Germaine Acogny globally since 2021. In 2023, she was awarded the German Dance Prize (the most prestigious prize for dance in Germany) together with Josephine Ann Endicott, Lutz Förster and Dominique Mercy.

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00:34   Early Morning Rituals
03:15   Concentration is Key
03:41   The Beauty of Human Connection
13:20   Teaching and Passion
29:40   The Value of Teaching
35:11    Embracing Movement
43:52  The Passion for Dance
47:16   The Joy of Sharing


Malou Airaudo worked with many famous choreographers and companies of the 20th centuries: Pina Bausch, Operà de Marseille, Ballet Russes de Monte Carlo, Manuel Alum, Paul Sanasardo or Carolyn Carlson. She was a professor of Modern Dance at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen for 34 years and directed its Institute of Contemporary Dance for seven years.

This encounter was recorded during the Pandemic. It reveals an intimate insight into the uncompromising life of a passionate and dedicated artist who has always followed what life has offered to her. It has not always been easy, it required working very hard but she believes that loving what you do is very important.

"This is not fair to do all your life something that you don't love,
that you don't want, just to earn money. This is not good.
It's very hard, of course, but it's not good.
I don't try to give you a lesson when I speak -
I just think about what I felt with my life.
I think everybody should do what they love.
That's all!"
E8 "Behind-The-Scenes of E2 Performing Arts Podcast“ is an episode with composer David W. Pyke about the music, the composition process and more.


Pipo Tafel - Produktion & Host
David Pyke - Musik


gefördert vom Fonds Darstellende Künste aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen von NEUSTART KULTUR.


Das Gespräch wurde am 3. Juli 2021 bei Malou Airaudo in Wuppertal aufgenommen

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This is one part of Performing Art Podcast

2021 - 24     This is one part of Performing Art Podcast