Speaking of your background, I have browsed your Instagram and you mention Transcendental Meditation, Christ, Divine Mother, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Ram Dass, Rumi, a Hindu god, Saint Francis of Assisi. What is happening?
I truly honor the essence that permeates all major religions, including the faith of quantum mechanics. The intelligence that allows a flower to blossom. This invisible essence that connects and permeates everything. We see the cream above every great faith. There is just that one thing that they all share, which is love, peace and compassion. I am a fan of each of them and a devotee of each of them.
Your last Broadway appearance was “Spider-Man”. You left after a concussion. Tell me what you thought of your return.
I realized there was some unfinished business here, because it sparked some weird feelings, like, “Do I want to see this again? And I didn’t think I would have the chance to perform on Broadway again, because sometimes when things like that happen, you become untouchable. “Oh, you know, she was part of that production. And so the opportunity to have that chance, and to change the narrative, because I’m definitely not a let go – that’s the last thing I would expect, but it’s incredibly beautiful to do that. .
How do you see “Spider-Man” in the rearview mirror?
It’s its own Greek myth, isn’t it? It was a really powerful turning point for me. Getting close to that, and suddenly not doing it, was a pretty devastating blow. And at the same time, it’s always those devastating blows that propel you, if you will allow them, in a spiritual direction that can be the greatest gift of your life, and that is certainly what has happened. I am so grateful to have had this experience, and also to have learned so many lessons from this experience in this experience. It’s all beautiful.
When I heard you had this role, the first thing that came to my mind was that Satine is flying. Did that scare you?
Not at all. People thought I quit this show because I was scared, and I wasn’t. I took a stand. The safety of people is important, and it was not my safety that I was concerned about. I am a climber. I am not afraid of heights. I am not afraid. I don’t think a show is worth putting anyone’s life in danger, especially those dancers who have spent their entire lives training to get on this stage. You have to treat these bodies with so much respect because it is their livelihood. I would never want to become a celebrity so much that I would compromise my own integrity. And I have no problem taking a stand for anyone.