MOV­ING ON UP

The sparky Spa­niard at the helm of Syd­ney Dance Com­pany talks about his lat­est chal­lenges to Sharon Verghis

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Dance -

plenty of breath­less “amaz­ings” and “in­cred­i­bles”. He chats ge­nially about his so­cial but­ter­fly rep­u­ta­tion, his ubiq­ui­tous pres­ence on so­cial me­dia (Tum­blr, In­sta­gram, Face­book, Twit­ter — he has 3220 fol­low­ers: he’s never met a plat­form he doesn’t like), and how Syd­ney has proved so weirdly fa­mil­iar and “sim­patico” to an out­sider such as him. Tougher stuff is dealt with: hav­ing to step into good friend Liedtke’s shoes in the shat­ter­ing aftermath of her death, the pres­sures he faced as a re­formist artis­tic di­rec­tor (“some people said, you come from the out­side,

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