Wednesday 4 April 2012

Choreographer :: Graeme Murphy ♥

At the Romeo & Juliet gala, I had the great joy of meeting Graeme Murphy!

I have been a Graeme Murphy fan for many years going back to his days at the Sydney Dance Company.

Over 20 years ago I was inspired to write to him, and he wrote back!

Over Easter I am penning him another letter, and this is why I think he is inspiration…

The ballet, Romeo & Juliet debuted in Melbourne, September 2011 and provoked passionate reactions from critics and fans, who are split over its merits. Murphy sees this as a sign of success.

“I don’t worry about not pleasing everybody,” he says.

“It’s too easy to do something that people would be comfortable with.

When people say, ‘It’s exactly how I imagined’, to me that is offensive.

If my work is how they imagined then I would have failed.

People put too much weight on perfection, which is not healthy.

Flaws provoke thought.

I knew I had to take people out of their memory base.” 

The Courier Mail


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