An interview with Edward Watson and Arthur Pita by Roslyn Sulcas in The New York Times.
“I think because I’m not an easy person to cast in the big classical ballets.” Mr. Watson said. “It’s just the way I move and naturally stretch things, and I often don’t look right. I could do ‘Swan Lake’ and ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ I suppose, but there are other people who are better in those, so what’s the point? As long as there is enough other stuff, I don’t feel I’ve missed out.”
The process of creating “The Metamorphosis” turned out to be a grueling one for Mr. Watson. Mr. Pita, who trained at the London Contemporary Dance School after moving from Johannesburg in 1991, and performed with Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures company for seven years, works intensively with improvisation and discussion during the choreographic process — both more or less alien to ballet dancers.