In this week’s blog with TV Guide, Derek explains how Marilu is different than his previous partners due to her amazing memory, and that he is adjusting to her in a different way, hopefully that this week they can make it happen.
He also talks about his Tuesday performance of “Kairos” and of course Sasha and Emma’s engagement! He is so sweet! 😀 As for what he says about any upcoming special performance, I sure hope we will get to see more!
Below some excerpts of the blog, be sure to check it on TV Guide!
I’m going to take a different approach this week with Marilu. I want to have the movement come from her and have it be authentic and organic from her body. I’ll just be there to guide it. […] With the Viennese waltz, we’re going to crank up the fluidity and the softness.
What I’ve learned as well is, I give her all this information and with her memory, she holds all the information, so she’s carrying all this stuff in her mind. If you think about all of it, it’s heavy. […] I want to take that load off and that weight she’s carrying. I’m going to be very minimal in the things I say this week. It’s a different strategy. I know I have a certain formula that has worked for me really well with my partners in the past. With her, it’s different, so I’m adjusting and adapting, and hopefully we can make it happen this week.