One of the things I’ve learned from Ko Murobushi is that dance is not always about big movements, pretty lines, form or shape but even silence can be a dance and sometimes the smallest movements on the body can make the biggest impressions. My encounter with Ko has been a changing point in my career and made me start seeking other ways of dance and it has widening my perspective of what dance can be, which is why I am so happy to be taking part in this project because it will give me the opportunity to do more research and get new inspiration from Ko’s work.
The audition for Nijinsky à minuit took place in Paris in2014, I met Ko Murobushi and Kimiko Watanabe there for the first time. Something special about this day was taking our time to knoweach other, indeed I’ve learn a lot about slowliness with Ko. He called that « killingthe time », working as your body is completely available in space andafterall time, one action can be spread during a long moment. It inspired me somuch later.We started working on the project in 2015 few month beforeKo passed away, it was a short period but realy intense, so much information,so much sharing from him. I realized something we lose as dancers, dance is notabout forms and figures, dance comes from something animal deep inside of us.