The one reason people don't take dance seriously is because a lot of choreographers don't take dance seriously.
As I have said before, dancing is for anyone, but not for everyone.
I want people to look like people when they're dancing.
I can read music, but I have no technique, and singing was never an option even though I sang a lot growing up.
I have a beautiful, big bathtub.
If nobody comes to your shows, then it's modern dance. If everybody comes to your shows and no one likes it, is that ballet? I don't know.
Here's the thing, I've been cooking more and more and I'm pretty good; the problem is I can only go out to restaurants that cook better than I do, therefore, it's expensive.
I have a fabulous life. It is interesting and rigorous. I work hard. So leave me alone. Watch my dust. Shut up.
Sunday is a day of rest.
Sure, I could give advice; I could, say, travel the world, listen to music. But all I can really say is do something you want to do and do it well. And if you want to be a choreographer, then you have to make dances.
I never eat standing up, I never eat in front of the refrigerator. I treat myself very formally with meals. I don't watch TV or read. It's a little bit of a ritual, and it's more enjoyable.
Some people only work to recorded music because it's so reliable and exactly the same every time, which is exactly why I don't.
There was always dance in opera until people forgot to keep it going.
Usually that's going into biology in a certain way. There's certain strengths and weaknesses to both of the sexes. And I'm not against employing those nor am I against denying those, what I am looking for is a very large array of options.
I love the way in which I make up dances. It's a complicated way and the product is usually clear. Clear and simple. I don't need everybody to know that there are all of these fabulous things going on. If you CAN see it, that's wonderful.
No dance has ever turned out the way I thought it would, because I trust enough that I can start something with some ideas and then it takes itself somewhere.
I build duets into bigger works. I like to see people working together. What we call a giant solo in my company is about four bars long while twenty other people are doing something dynamically. I like the charge that is set up by a lot of people doing something.
Audiences don't want to see the kind of self-indulgent, boring dance that is so prevalent today.
I didn't go to a conservatoire, and I have certain low opinions of certain aspects of the conservatory experience.
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