It’s time to finally get up close and personal with the visionary choreographer and Artistic Director. Emily recently filled out the Proust Questionnaire and (almost!) left no question unanswered.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Living in the moment.
What is your greatest fear?
That I stop learning and growing as a person.
Which living person do you most admire?
I admire many people, young and old. They are around me everywhere and everyday.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Lack of gratitude.
What is your greatest extravagance?
On what occasion do you lie?
To myself, when I am afraid.
When and where were you happiest?
When I was learning something new that excites me, finding a moment of stillness, laughing… little moments of bliss are a daily menu.
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
To not worry about the future.
If you could change one thing about your family what would it be?
There is nothing. It is not up to me to try and change my family or anyone for that matter.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
That I care.
If you died and came back as a person or thing what do you think it would be?
Whatever I did not get to this time around.
What is your most treasured possession?
My health and time.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To lose the will to live.
Who are your heroes in real life?
The Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, and so many others…where do I begin, the list is long.
What is it that you most dislike?
Wasting time with negative thoughts.
How would you like to die?
What is your motto?
What if tomorrow is not there?
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Photo by Michael Slobodian