Derek Deane talks Strictly Gerswhin

The English National Ballet bring Strictly Gerswhin to the Royal Albert Hall. Choreographer and director Derek Deane tells us all about it.

Strictly Gerswhin promises to pay a dazzling homage to George Gershwin and the big band era when it arrives at London’s Royal Albert Hall later this week. Presented by the English National Ballet and directed and choreographed by Derek Deane, it’s set to wow dance and music fans alike.

Performed in the round and featuring a live jazz band, it’s likely to be one of the most ambitious dance productions to hit the capital for a while. Needless to say, we were thrilled to track Derek Deane down for a chat about Gershwin, dance and… keeping fit?

Listen to the interview now