In 2009, with his creative fires still burning brightly, as though a child’s eyes were shining behind an ageing mask, a new project was agreed with the Teatro Goldoni in Livorno (producer of many of the operas he had directed). This involved a long-range period of intense teaching activity, in long courses culminating in fine […]
From the success of ‘Flowers’ in 1974, Lindsay Kemp’s career was transported into an international dimension, and for the next 20 years was very much inseparable from that of the story of the Lindsay Kemp Company. In the present context, a chronology of these successes (punctuated naturally by adventures, dramas and set-backs) must obviously be […]
In the late 50’s, living in London and usually penniless, Kemp’s apprenticeship consisted of dancing with various small but ambitious dance groups, including the John Broome Dance Theatre (in 1954 he had studied with Broome in Bradford), the Hilde Holger Company and the Charles Weidman Company (on its visit to London). His unquenchable thirst for […]
Lindsay Kemp was born on May 3rd 1938, near Liverpool. His father, Norman Kemp, was a naval officer who had met and married Marie Gilmour in South Shields, on England’s north-eastern coast.
Norman and Marie’s first child had been a daughter named Norma, who died from meningitis at the age of five. Lindsay was conceived very […]