Clearly, theirs is not a traditional choreographer-designer relationship. "Matt doesn't come to me and say, 'Oh, I want to have male swans', and I go away and design them," explains the 51-year-old Liverpudlian. Instead, every aspect of the story, character and staging is planned between them before Bourne even sets foot in the studio. "Matt looks at everything I draw, and one idea spins off to the next. Some of what we come up with is rubbish, and Matt changes his mind at every meeting, which can be frustrating and brilliant. But the whole thing becomes so enmeshed that we can't remember whose idea is whose." The results have ranged from the Blitz glamour of a second world war Cinderella to the aching cool of Play Without Words, a story of sex and class on the cusp of the Swinging 60s.
Sunday, October 14
Posted 14 October 2012 - 01:34 PM
Posted 14 October 2012 - 01:36 PM
In his 25 years as the co-artistic director of the Sacramento Ballet, Ron Cunningham has been on a mission.
"I want to take the capital 'C' out of 'culture,' " Cunningham said, seated in the lobby of the ballet's studios at 17th and K Streets.
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