Michael Berkeley's guest is choroegrapher Kim Brandstrup. His musical choices include his own work and a gospel song as well as Schoenberg, Prokofiev, Miles Davis and Bach.
Kim Brandstrup is one of the leading choreographers of his generation. He talks to Michael Berkeley about his passion for telling stories through music and dance. Born in Denmark, he originally trained in contemporary dance, but he now also works extensively in ballet, as well as film, theatre and opera, for companies including The Royal Ballet, the Royal Danish Ballet, the Metropolitan Opera, Glyndebourne and Rambert Dance - and his new piece for them is just opening at Sadler's Wells.
He chooses music from that piece, Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht, and film scores by Prokofiev and Miles Davis, reflecting his days as a student of film in Copenhagen. He tells Michael how film has influenced his choreography and informed his narrative style.
His other music choices include Bach, and a wonderful, rousing gospel song he remembers from his childhood.
Producer: Jane Greenwood
A Loftus Production for BBC Radio 3.