Interview with Karole Armitage, Choreographer

A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to grab a few minutes of Karole’s time during rehearsals and shoot this interview. When Karole Armitage isn’t busy staging the characters in Death and the Powers, she serves as the artistic director for Armitage Gone! Dance, choreographing for numerous companies throughout Europe and America as well as directing various operas. Karole has also choreographed for pop icons Madonna and Michael Jackson (which makes it that much more impressive when she compares Hal’s movement to Michael Jackson himself!). Karole came to work with Opera of the Future by working with director Diane Paulus on Hair, which opened on Broadway in 2009 and led to a Tony nomination for choreography. Here, she talks about staging each of the characters, the Miseries, and even the robots for Death and the Powers. Enjoy!

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