What are the creative challenges you face as an artist?
At the beginning of a project I struggle to find an entry point. I sometimes imagine myself as an archeologist probing to unearth layers of understanding, or as a gardener nurturing the potential germinating within the seed of an idea. My hope is to reveal some new personal, subconscious aspect of my world. Along the way there is a lot of confusion, doubt, and discomfort under the weight of the responsibility to produce something worthy. My relationship with my dancers is a strong anchor in my storm of misgivings. There is a tenderness with which I view our work together. It is often tedious and involves attending to the inevitable drift of ideas, images, and experiences within an ephemeral art form. However, it is ours alone to imagine, understand and take care of. My connection with these people who bring dimension to my thoughts propels me into and through a project.