Quotes from Jonathan Burrows during Friday’s Elders Project rehearsal:
A friend from the theatre once gave me a note about speaking on stage: The audience will hear you, if you want them to hear you, no matter how quietly or loudly you speak. So imagine you’re on that big stage and that you want the audience to see every detail…
I pay my money to watch the dancer actively figure out the thing that they’re meant to be doing (William Forsythe) – that’s it in a nutshell.
You don’t have to show us the installation, you are the installation. (Deborah Hay)
It’s all Matteo and I seem to rehearse: it’s not what the material is, it’s the gap between this thing and the next thing. If it gets too stretched, we lose the logic, we lose the story.