MadonnaTribe meets Steve Nestar
MadonnaTribe is happy to present online the first interview that Confessions Tour dancer Steve Nestar gave to a Madonna-related news site.
We recently had the chance to speak with Steve about his experience with Madonna on the “Hung Up” video, the “Live Earth” event and, of course, the amazing “Confessions Tour“.
Here’s an excerpt from the interview, that you can read in full by clicking on the image below.
MadonnaTribe: We have been told that rehearsals for the Confessions Tour were very demanding, even phisically. When the show hit the road you could not make a few dates because of an injured shoulder but you recovered fast. I just wanted to ask if everything went ok and how did it feel to see a few shows from the point of view of the audience?
Steve Nestar: Well, that was hard for me to not doing it… plus Madonna really needed me on the show… from what the specialists said to her – about my shoulder – it could have taken three weeks, maybe more, to recover… she couldn’t accept that. That’s why I flew back with her in her private jet to New York after the show in Boston to go and see a specialist and recover in a week… being treated by her own chiropractor and massage girl “Michelle“… so that’s why I recovered very quickly… and I was back for New York too… I was sollicited ’cause I was almost the swing person for everyone just in case… I even did “Jump” with the free runners for three weeks in the U.S… .damn!… that was tough sometimes…! (laughs).
MadonnaTribe: At the European dates of the show you appear on stage during Forbidden Love with symbols painted on your chest. Is that idea something that came up later in the show running? It wasn’t part of the show in the North American leg…
Steve Nestar: Nope it wasn’t… That idea came from Madonna… she had it for London. Since then we ran that number of the show with the painting on the chest.
The symbols were the “Star of David” – the Jewish sign – and Normann had the “Crescent Moon” – the symbol of Islam. We were supposed to represent those two religions who oppose each other in Palestine.
MadonnaTribe: I remember seeing you ofter walking around the Bercy arena in Paris before the shows there and all the fans approaching you and asking for pictures and authograps. How do you deal with fans? And what do you think about Madonna fans – do you think they are different in the various countries?
Steve Nestar: Well in Bercy I was there waiting for my family ’cause I’m French… let’s not forget that right?! (laughs).
But the Madonna fans are almost the same everywhere, you know, but with different views on her sometimes… and they can be really cool… and talk about anything… or really focused on her and questioning me about her – you know… the usual thing they do! when they see any of us outside the venue… but they’re cool people anyway!
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