It’s the emotional trigger points that are important to me because I know if I could believe in the characters and try and imagine how they felt then I’d be able to do something quite honest.
I look at the dancers and I get the inspiration for the work from them.
And dance is wonderful because dance is so immediate.
For me it was really important to get the essence out of the music for the story and not, sort of, press the music into the service of the whimsical telling of it.
Dance is so joyous.
I actually build my dreams around the dancers I’ve got in my company.
I always figure I have this tree and there’s always some green fruit that’s not ready to pick or blossoms that are ready to flower; there are always some ready to drop off too.