Furlan's morning and postshow routines have shifted in response to the workload. WRITINGS He already had a cadre of physical therapy and conditioning exercises to keep his body balanced, and had taken up meditation and gotten certified as a Reiki practitioner before his move to New York City. MyBody, the Buddhist Introduction (1998) TENACITY OF SPACE I think it takes a person like Jovani. They formed a society in microcosm, its inhabitants displaying unwavering attention and deep curiosity. Something magical happens when Jovani Furlan smiles at another dancer onstage. Mapp cried out, condemning an unseen other, like a bereaved wife or mother. That joy was palpable from the audience as he giddily skipped past Brittany Pollack after gently landing her from a lift, or half-closed his eyes and let gravity take over as he disappeared into the music's current.,
"Whoever is put in front of the room with me, whatever I'm working on is my favorite thing," Furlan says. The performers traveled through an odyssey of interactions. "
Furlan was far busier in his first season than Stafford anticipated, "but we ended up giving him more and more repertory and he responded with flying colors." "I asked him to let me know if they were ever open to hiring someone from the outside, that I would love to try out—a year from now, five years, whenever." Seated in the round, the audience waited in hushed, attention-expanding stillness. There's nothing you can find wrong with him. How do I recognize my choreography? "He was interested in movers. I didn't think that was physically possible. "That opened my mind a lot," Furlan says. Her dancers grunt and crawl a around on hands and knees, gesticulate madly, talk in nonsense language, and twist their faces into grimaces.