The making process is a discovery process. Some days the work reveals itself with ease - I feel deep satisfaction having worked with the dancers through a blend of collaboration, skill, and intuition in the studio. Other days there are endless choices, ramifications, and detours - the making is slow, and I feel stuck. But after many years as a choreographer, I trust that it is a process, that the questioning leads to clarity, and for every hard day, there will be a better and clearer one in the studio. This discovery process is what makes it personal, real, important, and why those watching it connect to it. The blend of ease and strain makes the work, is what is revealed in the layers of the work, and is what keeps me returning to the ebb and flow process with each new piece.
-Erin Carlisle Norton, The Moving Architects