PTDC caught up with this beloved choreographer after a rehearsal for a quick interview!
Splendid Mirrors Rehearsal
Dancers Sally Ashcraft and Meg Goodwin practice a fast paced section of Trulocks, Splendid Mirrors.
Trulock's ability to translate movement for her dancers is a defining attribute of her approach to choreography.
Trulock's work has a flowing precision.
"Choreographers who have made a difference in the last 15 years, actually even before that, Christopher Bruce, and William Forsythe, and Ma Cong in the last five years. They are cutting edge and wonderful and I love everything that they do."
How do you create a new piece?
"Its different every time, I mostly begin with the music and it inspires me in some way, I listen to it thousands of times, I count it hundreds of times..."
What draws you to Pineapple Tree?
"Its really interesting. Some of the dancers are new to the pieces, and its exciting because I'm getting to work with some male dancers. The piece that we're doing now, Splendid Mirrors, we've got three different couples and its great for me because I haven't worked with three couples all together. I think its also great for them because they're getting a lot of pas de deux work, which I think is great for all companies."
You can see Splendid Mirrors performed by PTDC at the Walton Arts Center, March 28-29th 2015 in Fayetteville, AR.