I was a ballerina growing up and dancing always held an important part of my life. A few weeks ago, I had the chance to meet renowned choreographer and artistic director of the National Ballet of Japan, David Bintley, and sit down with him for an exclusive interview for Tokyo Weekender. I felt very honoured to meet him, as he is quite famous and respected in the ballet world.
To be fair, I had never been that nervous to conduct an interview, but he was so amazing, kind, talkative and funny. I asked him several questions about Japan and cultural differences, and how Japanese art influenced his work.
I'm very thankful to the staff at the Tokyo Ballet who welcomed me so warmly, and to Mr Bintley for making me feel so at ease. Read the interview here.