They should be working, and there isn't enough work.
There's a mass of places, really, where the idea started.
We need to think on a broader plane, we need to do more than we're doing.
One of our problems is our sense of discipline - dancers have an extraordinary sense of self-discipline.
The first 2 weeks, they didn't learn the piece - they went through the process of how the piece was made.
The dance world is too small in lots of ways - it's too intense, it rattles around itself, and it needs exposing to other ideas.
It's not just for its influence on us, but to know that we can play a part in it, to understand the influence that we have outside our own existence.
They improve greatly, and sometimes I go and see the performances they do and I am consciously aware that there isn't enough work for the good dancers.
Yes - it's the same in any other work - the more you massage your thinking the more capable I believe you are of expanding how you go about things and learning.
Well, it's not full time - my dancers are only paid for six months of the year in two three-month blocks; but yes, it is possible we could do it in another year.