” When you start, you have no brain, you are a kid. It’s fine. But then I started to be scared. I was scared of judgment – not as a dancer, but as a person – and I was really uncomfortable with people. And it lasted for a very long time. “


” One has to learn to say, ‘Wait, there is a pain that is not logical. I will do a scan, and if there is something serious, I will stop immediately.’ If the body sends a message, you have to listen to it. “


” Most producers who want you to dance are not looking at the long term. They see their evenings, the box office, whom they have to repay, whatever. “


” I had no sense of having reached some goal because I was an etoile at the Paris Opera. My ambition, if you can call it that, was to discover and learn and be excited by what I was doing. If I didn’t have that, I would find it elsewhere. “


” I think it’s going to be the most difficult thing to do, to leave the stage. But if you have no lucidity about it, it’s even worse because you don’t see the negative side of you still being onstage. “


” There are some ballets you can do for a long time. With others, you have to know when to stop. Some are very destructive. Forsythe’s choreography pushes dancers to the extreme. That’s why it’s best to vary. That way, you break your body a little bit in different places, but not a lot in one place. “


” A performance is like a boat. You really want it to arrive at port. So when something goes wrong and it doesn’t get there, that touches me a lot. “



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When you start, you have no brain, you are a kid. It
One has to learn to say,
Most producers who want you to dance are not looking at the long term. They see their evenings, the box office, whom they have to repay, whatever.
I had no sense of having reached some goal because I was an etoile at the Paris Opera. My ambition, if you can call it that, was to discover and learn and be excited by what I was doing. If I didn
I think it
There are some ballets you can do for a long time. With others, you have to know when to stop. Some are very destructive. Forsythe
A performance is like a boat. You really want it to arrive at port. So when something goes wrong and it doesn

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