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Thursday, July 18, 2024

20 questions with Christoph von Riedemann

This week we ask our 20 questions of Ballet BC dancer Christoph von Riedemann.

Meet Christoph von Riedemann

Vancouver-born Christoph von Riedemann began his training at Arts Umbrella under Artemis Gordon and Lynn Sheppard. During his time there, Christoph worked with James Kudelka, Lesley Telford, Gioconda Barbuto, Crystal Pite, Walter Matteini, Francesca Carotti, Wen Wei Wang, Aszure Barton, Fernando Magadan and Stephen Stropshire. He recently performed Take Off by Fernando Magadan in the Nederlands Dans Theater’s Switch’14 Gala and apprenticed with Donald Sales and Cherice Barton for their 2012 project Leaving Grit. Christoph participated in the Banff Summer Dance Program, the Netherlands Dans Theater Summer Intensive and the Movement Invention Project in New York. He is thrilled to be joining Ballet BC this season.

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20 Questions with Christoph von Riedemann

1. Your first job.

This one!

2. The job you always wanted as a child.

Fire truck driver.

3. Your pet peeve.

Wasting time.

4. Your hero.

Einstein for his intelligence and humility.

5. Your biggest indulgence.

Online television.

6. One thing no one knows about you (and you’re willing to share).

I am terrible at video games.

7. Three things you would want with you on a deserted island.

Good music, a chicken and a lasso.

8. The one word your best friend would use to describe you.

She said “good”.

9. If you were not a performer what would you be doing right now?

At the beach.

10. Hero or villain.

I try to be myself and I’m not sure which I am.

11. Your life’s motto/mantra.

“A day without laughter is a day wasted” … Charlie Chaplin

12. Your favourite kind of dance (classical or contemporary).

Trying not to have a favorite.

13. The last movie you watched.

Thelma & Louise.

14. If you were a breakfast cereal what breakfast cereal would you be?


15. What will it say on your grave marker?

That was worthwhile than a long amount of time.

16. Who would you most like to have dinner with?

Honestly, anyone that will pay.

17. Your idea of happiness.

Being among friends and family.

18. If you could go back in time, what would you tell your twenty year old self?

I’m not 20 yet so it’s still a mystery.

19. The one thing in your life that makes you most proud.

That I do what makes me happiest.

20. Pirouette or fouette?

Is there a third option?

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