Marriage is one of those long-standing rituals woven deep into society and yet for each person it means something different. It can be a joyful or serious occasion, a spectacle or intimate. It can be a celebration of two people’s love, or it can be political; a formal arrangement, a powerful alliance. It can, at long last, be between people of the same or different genders—at least in some countries.
Umanoove/Didy Veldman performing “The Knot.” Photograph by Chris Nash
The son of a painter and a set designer, director/choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot was, it seems, destined to have a life in the theater. Born and raised in Tours, in central France, in 1960, he studied dance and piano at the Conservatoire Nacional de Région de Tours before joining the Rosella Hightower International School of Dance in Cannes.Continue Reading