From fleeting encounters to lasting friendships, it’s always more exciting to engage with those around you than to be completely on your own. Dance is no exception, at least if we leave aside the unquestionably enriching but nevertheless solitary transcendental experiences during a rave and turn instead to the peculiarities of choreographic systems and crowd-pleasing performances. Danced interactions get the victory over decorative gestures and creative self-exploration. Technical virtuosity is retrograde, community is the new black. A coy smile, a cheeky squeeze, a multitude of beginnings.
I am not so much interested in expressing a preconceived idea through the means of dance, but rather in exploring the possibilities of choreography as a way for dancers to enter into dialogue through their movement. It is above all the craft aspects that attract me to choreography. Poetry and meaning inevitably emerge when observing the finished product, not through planning at the drawing board.