News: Just for Show

Wednesday 11 May 2005

Lloyd Newson, talks about his latest work with DV8… “A lot of dance is just glorified modelling. It’s no more than showing off. If you were looking for adjectives for dance, you’d think ‘pretty’, ‘nice’, ‘lovely’, ‘beautiful’. What about ‘disturbing’, ‘sarcastic’, ‘ironic’, ‘unsettling’? Why does dance have such a limited vocabulary? Why is it emotionally so flat? I know some people crave that aesthetic kick but for most people it’s not enough. I only make a piece when I have something to say.” Guardian, 5 May

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