Wendy Gibbins:Choreography can make or break an act

by Stella Floras 97 views

The choreography plays an important role in the making or breaking of an act on any stage, much more on the Eurovision Song Contest stage where you only get three minutes to impress millions of European viewers. Wendy Gibbins is very well aware of this fact, having choreographed two entries already in 2002 and 2007.

Wendy Gibbins is a trained dancer, dance teacher and choreographer. She has choreographed a large number of Greek and Cypriot Eurostars on and off the Eurovision Song Contest stage. She has been to the contest twice, when she worked with One, who represented Cyprus in 2002, and recently with Evridiki and Korgialas in Helsinki.

Wendy Gibbins Wendy spoke to esctoday.com about her experience at the contest, the artists she has worked with andthe things she finds more challenging in her work. "When you are choreographing an act for Eurovision you have to make a conscious decision as to whether you are going to choreograph a Eurovision piece or whether you are going to choreograph a performance that portrays the artist and the song" says Wendy.

Find out what Wendy keeps in mind while working for a Eurovision act, what is her plan B when an artist "doesn't have it" and which was her favourite choreography this year by reading her full interview here.

Click here to visit Wendy Gibbin's website.

Click here to visit Wendy's youtube profile where you can see her work with many Eurostars, such as Helena Paparizou, Anna Vissi, Antique, Konstantinos Christoforou, One and Keti Garbi.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTbUcjmn1zA

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined esctoday.com in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.

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