JB: Let's talk about a couple of the works, the 2008 Shadows and Fog and, more recently, Where the Wild Things Are. What is Shadows and Fog about?
JB: Although there are similarities, Where the Wild Things Are has a very different feeling from Shadows and Fog.
CW: The title for that piece came from Maurice Sendak's children's book, Where the Wild Things Are. Often in my work there will be a reference to another work, whether its art or pop culture or something, but the resulting work usually doesn't have a tight connection to that reference.
Where the Wild Things Are is a slight exception to this, of course.
JB: There seems to be a better mix in Where the Wild Things Are.
That was a piece I did between Shadows and Fog and Where the Wild Things Are. That had a lot of pedestals in the room and a couple of figures were on pedestals.
It's a fantastic journey families have shared for thirty years--Max's journey to Where the Wild Things Are
. Now, in a collaboration between author-illustrator Maurice Sendak and choreographer Septime Webre, it's a journey that dancegoers can share for seasons to come.