Transitions 2018: Q&A with company member Kieran Covell

Ahead of Transitions’ 2018 international tour, we caught up with dance artists and company member Kieran Covell.

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Image: Kieran Covell (Credit: Chris Nash)

How does it feel to be dancing with Transitions as it celebrates its 35th year of touring?

I feel very fortunate and lucky to be a part of this fantastic company! It’s been a fun and exciting experience creating the three pieces for our tour and I look forward to seeing what’s in store when we set off!

What can audiences expect from the Triple Bill?

They can expect energy, relationships and a clear sense of story driven movement material. Each company member has embodied the three pieces with their own artistic voice, so it will be interesting to see how each performance will be and how it evolves over the length of the tour.

What is your favourite piece to perform and why?

My favourite piece has been “The Art of Moving Forward” by Hagit Yakira! Her unique and vibrant personality along with her extensive choreographic knowledge have not only made me enjoy the piece and process of making it, but inspired me to think about how I can use my own voice to perform and what performance means for me.

What are you most looking forward to ahead of the tour?

Travelling to different locations and experiencing the different atmospheres of each place. I’m also looking forward to experiencing how a professional company tour works and the different roles and responsibilities that everyone will have during the processes.

You were a BOA student and have frequently performed in Birmingham. What’s it like to perform in the city and what will it be like to be performing there with Transitions?

Performing in my own city has always been important to me, not just as a dancer but as an artist. The experiences I had in this city have shaped who I am today and got me to this point in time. I am really looking forward to going back and seeing just how much the dance industry has changed and also reminiscing about my own journey that started in Birmingham.


By Robyn Donnelly (Press & PR)

Transitions 2018 Tour | 19 February – 24 May

For full tour details and to find out more about Transitions Dance Company, visit

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