News: “Visions & dreams take time”

Monday 10 September 2007

Christopher Wheeldon’s new transatlantic company makes its debut at Sadler’s Wells next week. And this is just the start…

In an interview with Debra Craine he is keen to point out that this is just the start and it will take around six years to establish his new company:

“Yes, my idea is that it will be fuelled by collaborations with choreographers and visual artists, but that costs and I need three or four years to build equity to create an infrastructure so that I can really show people what I can do. Vision and dreams take time.” Read more in the Times, 10 Sep 07

‘Maybe I shouldn’t ever have mentioned Diaghilev….It’s not that I’m trying to copy what he did; he’s just the departure point, because, like him, I want to bring dance, music and design together to make something holistic. This is meant to be more than just another ballet company; we’re a meeting place for different arts.’ Read more in the Observer, 16 Sep 07

“It’s not just about focusing on the young but bringing people to the ballet that haven’t been before, to offer an experience that makes them feel welcome.” Read more in the FT, 15 Sep 07

Audio slide show of the company in rehearsal, with Christopher Wheeldon interview bbc.co.uk

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