John Moran: An Approach To Dance

“To me, a ballet is a larger, more complex structure than a dance. When I hear the word ‘dance,’ I automatically think, not good or bad, but of a consistent type of a cliché of girls really sweating it up in certain types of costumes. My work is constant choreography timed really specifically to a sound-score that I write as if it’s music, even if it’s made up of sound effects. We don’t like to see our performers break a sweat, even though it’s hard. It is dance but it’s dance that’s very deceiving because it completely imitates naturalism.”