My passion for the creative process
The artist or client’s vision is at the heart of the process. Peeling back the layers of meaning, diving deep into the details, linking the client's wishes and my insights into the equation—this is how movement finds its expression or how a theme gradually transforms into a show. It is an alchemistic process with real magic born from an exchange of ideas.
Every individual or group I have the pleasure to work with as a choreographer or movement director is singular and extraordinary in their ways. When our potentials meet, the creative energy drives us to develop something unique. All my passion, experience and professionalism go into this creation process, from the first brainstorming, into the production and on to the polished performance. It is hard work. It is never anything less than challenging. But it is always magical.
Choreography and directing movement
Movement is a language, and it conveys emotion. The scope we have to create is just endless. Whether choreographing an entire piece or directing movements to enhance a scene, I want to find a natural progression that the artists can embody, touching the audience with their performance.
Choreography, writing with movement, creating sequences - these performances often stand alone. Movement direction focuses on the language carried through the performance, whether it be Film, scenes on stage or a highlight of expression in a photograph or advert. It needs physical manifestation to emphasize the emotion.
Bringing the protagonists' potential to the fore
Design, dramaturgy and precision, of course, are crucial to the success of a performance. But if movement is electrifying rather than just stylish and slick, I believe the movement director or choreographer must find a way to tap the protagonists' full potential.
To put on a transcendent performance where mind, body and movement are one, they must be made aware of their potential. I want to bring out that specific something that makes each dancer, artist, actor or musician unique. From that first rehearsal, getting to know a performer's body and the way they move naturally, building trust helps the process immensely. I wish to encourage and challenge them to step out of their physical and mental comfort zones and step up to the next artistic level. Then, if I have done my job, they take the stage overflowing with confidence that inspires and enthrals the audience.