Longtemps, j’ai pensé que le rôle de l’artiste était de secouer le public. Aujourd’hui, je veux lui offrir sur scène ce que le monde, devenu trop dur, ne lui donne plus : des moments d’amour pur.
Until now movement as such has never touched me.
I always regarded it as a given.
One just moves. Everything moves.
Only through Pina’s Tanztheater have I learned to value
movements, gestures, attitudes, behaviour, body language,
and through her work learned to respect them.
And anew every time when, over the years I saw Pina’s pieces, many times and again,
did I relearn, often like being struck by thunder,
that the simplest and most obvious is the most moving at all :
What treasure lies within our bodies, to be able to express itself without words,
and how many stories can be told without saying a single sentence.