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Andrew Garfield

Andrew Garfield: “It’s a wound and a gift”

April 18, 2018
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Mr. Garfield, who has been inspiring you lately?

Oh, there is a wonderful mythologist called Michael Meade and I have been reading a lot of his books and listening to a lot of his talks. He has an amazing podcast called Living Myth, which is deeply inspiring and contextualizing where we are from a mythological standpoint, which is a lost art in the Joseph Campbell kind of way. So I am really, really into him and his stuff. He is a very wise man, and not well known actually. I have also been reading Mary Oliver.

She’s a poet, right?

Exactly, she is a wonderful American poet, plus I’ve also been reading her short essays. I read an amazing thing online recently, from the poet E.E. Cummings. I really like him as a poet and there was this great quote at the top of the page: “To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best night and day to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight.” That’s given me a lot of inspiration, those words and those ideas… Because we are constantly told to not be what we actually, in fact, naturally are. 

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Sharon Eyal

Sharon Eyal: “The story comes from inside the body”

April 11, 2018

Ms. Eyal, why do you dislike the term choreographer?

Well, I’m doing what I love to do, and for me it’s like I’m making a dream. I’m dreaming and then I’m putting it out. Of course it’s my work, but it doesn’t matter how you call it — it’s something that was always there for me.

Do you find it limiting?

Choreography has become just about one thing, just about doing a dance piece for example. But for me, it’s a lot about the atmosphere, the emotions — there are a lot of elements together. It’s a bit less dualistic. It’s just creating what I love: I love to dance and I love to create.

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