I want to be in control of drafting at least 80% the timing and cohesiveness of character and narrative. I want to be in control of giving you an experience, and want you to be acknowledged as an audience and can do things but only in a limited scope.
I, as a person, make anything a narrative experience because I experience things linearly. The biggest question for me, is will I go through a transformation? Will I be bored or not? Is it a good or bad narrative experience?
I would go so far as to say that a painting is narrative, because I have the moment where I approach it and see it for the first time, and then I spend time with it, discover details and things I haven't seen, and then I have the moment when I decide to leave it.
Anything that exists on a time basis - that has a beginning, middle, and end, because you start watching it and then you're in the middle of watching it and then it ends - anything linear, for me, is narrative.
I need to observe the people, and I think I need to observe myself.
I think that collaboration makes me a better director and observer and writer because I can look at things in a different way.
I always worry that me by myself, I'm doing the same thing I'm always doing and become too lazy and conservative in what I do, or too incestuous in my own thoughts.
Dance is so fascinating and I like collaborating with people a lot.
I went to New York for a research trip, just because it has these iconic street canyons. It's one of the few cities that has sidewalks that are wide enough for a sea of umbrellas to be there.
Sympathy is towards someone else, versus empathy, which is feeling like someone else.
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