Remembering Anthony Tudor

Tudor was in the habit of questioning every move his dancers made. “You get people into a whole different mode of relating to the floor. It was quite grounded, his work. It’s really ground-breaking, somewhere between modern dance and ballet. And it had its own very specific technique. You have to break the habit of either a modern-dance or a classical-ballet approach. No, it’s this. And then you watch the dancers feel more and more and more constricted until they’re about ready to explode. Then all of a sudden, within that framework, you can tell the moment when somebody gets it. They start to either be themselves or be the character they’re trying to portray.”