The creative process—that's my passion
The client or artist’s vision is at the heart of everything I do. 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 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 artistic director is singular and extraordinary in their own ways. When our potentials meet, the creative energy drives us to develop something truly special.
All my passion, experience, discipline and professionalism go into this process of creation, 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 is more than just stringing steps together
Even as a dancer, I always felt that choreography is much more than merely a series of sequenced steps. It is a language spoken by the body and soul. If steps are the nouns and verbs, the transitional moves are the connecting words that form phrases and sentences the audience can read.
And if the writing is eloquent, it will move the audience to tears, to joy, to those spine-tingling moments that are the essence of show business—that, to me, is choreography.
Bringing the protagonists' potential to the fore
Design, dramaturgy and precision, of course, are crucial to the success of an event. But if the event or choreography is to be electrifying rather than just stylish and slick, I believe the creative director or choreographer must find a way to tap the protagonists' full potential.
For performers 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 certain something that makes each dancer, artist, actor or musician unique. Out on the stage, I want to see this individuality oozing from every pore.
This is why I encourage and challenge them to step out of their physical and mental comfort zones and step up to the next artistic level. If I have done my job, they take the stage overflowing with confidence that inspires and enthrals the audience.
I look beneath the surface
The many years I've devoted to teaching yoga are a great asset to me here. This experience has given a deeper understanding of body mechanics and anatomy. It has also trained my eye to see potential and appreciate what makes an individual unique.