MadonnaTribe meets Mihran
This Holiday Season Mihran Kirakosyan from the re-Invention Tour, Live 8 and the Confessions promo tour, stops by at MadonnaTribe for his first exclusive interview to a Madonna news site. Let’s discover together how this incredibly talented guy has managed to make the impossible happen by working harder and challenging himself every day.
Here’s a preview of the inteview, in which we learn among other things that Mihran was one of the dancers of the “Me Against The Music” video. To read the full interview click on the image below.
MadonnaTribe: Let’s talk about the “Hung Up” video, that I guess was your first time on the set of a Madonna video. How was that experience like? How was working with director Johan Renck like?
Mihran: I also did “Me Against The Music” with Madonna, but this was my first video for her. It was cool, and we had fun.
It was the first time Cloud and I met the new dancers of the promo tour. Once again we got to incorporate a lot of our creativity in the video.
It was fun to see how the project turned out.
Johan is very tall and friendly, lol. He was a fun person to be around. He would always crack a joke or two after every take.
MTribe: You were already familiar with video and commercial shootings, was there something special in this one with Madonna? There’s a funny moment in the “making of” special were we can see you talking to the other dancers in the London tube…
Mihran: Oh yeah, it is always different with Madonna because I learn so much from watching her work and trying to have everything perfect.
She spends quite a bit of time shooting her videos. The important thing is that we always have fun while we are working. I am glad you guys found that funny, lol.
MTribe: The “Hung Up” video and the performances on the promo tour include a lot of great dance moves and freestyle, what was your own contribution in making it so amazing and full of energy?
Mihran: See Madonna has a great idea of what each and every one of the dancers bring to the performance and when she feels like she needs us to freestyle, she kind of trusts what we can bring to the show.
Yes, we did include a lot of freestyle on the stage performances and that makes it more sporadic and fun.
MTribe: How would you describe Madonna fans? You had a chance to “experience them” quite a few times now. Did you notice any difference between the US leg of the tour, the European dates, the MTV Europe Music Awards in Lisbon, Wetten Dass in Germany, the KOKO and G-A-Y gigs?
Mihran: Well, her fans are the craziest fans in the world, especially the fans in Europe. They come to her shows dressed up as Madonna, screaming, yelling, dancing and going crazy. We sometimes saw some of the same fans over and over. It is like they are her army rather than her fans.
MTribe: Which was the most memorable moment in this last promo tour? Do you have a show you are particularly proud of?
Mihran: The show at the G.A.Y Club was craziest, because the fans were out of control – screaming, yelling and throwing things.
Check out the full interview by clicking the image below.