The one reason people don't take dance seriously is because a lot of choreographers don't take dance seriously.
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.
I have a fabulous life. It is interesting and rigorous. I work hard. So leave me alone. Watch my dust. Shut up.
I have a beautiful, big bathtub.
As I have said before, dancing is for anyone, but not for everyone.
I want people to look like people when they're dancing.
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.
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.
I can read music, but I have no technique, and singing was never an option even though I sang a lot growing up.
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.
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.
Audiences don't want to see the kind of self-indulgent, boring dance that is so prevalent today.
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 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.
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.
There was always dance in opera until people forgot to keep it going.
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.
I didn't go to a conservatoire, and I have certain low opinions of certain aspects of the conservatory experience.
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