"More than anything I am guided by an aesthetic. Whether working with photographs, dance, or any other medium, there is a certain combination of factors that really make me tick. It’s this perfect trifecta of emotion + concept + engaging aesthetics.
I seek work that affects me on an emotional level first. That visceral reaction to art is what engages me and makes me want to see more.
After that, I look for a strong layer of content. That's what gives the work depth and captivates my curiosity.
And lastly, it has to be aesthetically compelling- just like photography, dance is a visual language when being translated between a performer and the audience.
Movement doesn't always have to be beautiful, but it does have to be communicative in a way that translates visually. When we are able to achieve all three of these components in perfect balance,
I know we have something good."
- Mia Dalglish