‘It was very generous of Norrdans and very comforting to have my team framing the performance. I usually start with the frame and my first meeting was with set designer, Signe Krogh. I got this idea that we can have a simple form, a cloth to become both the sky and earth. One piece that moves beautifully and binds the dancers together. It’s proved to be a great dance partner.’
They had looked at many materials for the cloth. While the chosen one was being sewn to the right size, they used a cheaper cloth in rehearsals, as it was an essential part of the creation.
‘But when the new material came – it was horrible. It just didn’t move as I wanted - so we stayed with the cheaper cloth.’
The cloth became many things, the dancers moving under, over and around it as well as keeping busy attaching and releasing the cables that hoist it up to the flies.
‘The process was very playful and it was a close collaboration – most of the work was created by the dancers and I just had to orchestrate it.’