This is a really beautiful interview of Derek talking about MOVE Beyond and Interactive. He says how he and Julianne try to make this tour different than the first two, what inspired him to start the Move Interactive events and more.
Below there is an excerpt of the interview but be sure to check the whole thing on dance.com
You’re doing so much. How do you keep up with yourself?!
“The more I do, the more energy I get. When I start to take breaks, that’s when I feel the most tired. When people think about fitness, a dance class or a hike, they can get a sense of fatigue or tiredness. But in reality the best way to get energy is to use your energy.”
What goes into planning ‘Move Beyond?’
“First and foremost, the music. It’s about: I want to dance to that. And we try to make it different. We’re not just grabbing off the radio and sticking songs in the show. We like to make it feel authentic and original.”
Dance.com has a second and third part of this interview that I missed in the morning. Thanks for the heads up HappyHough 🙂 In the second part he talks about World of Dance while the third part is a quick Q&A to get to know Derek.
Below are some excerpts as always but be sure to read the whole articles. It’s a really beautiful interview of Derek as a whole!
From second part:
“As a top competitor, he understands what it takes to win a battle the likes of which will be seen on “World of Dance.”
The key, he said, is in the difference between showcasing and competing.
“If you’re going to come on a competition show, what you are doing may be great but it has to be greater than who’s going before you or after you,” he said. “That’s a big challenge.” […]
[…] Communicating that will be a key to his input on the show, and part of why he was brought in. Studio executives were looking for someone with “the complete package — an extraordinary dancer with a charismatic personality,” said Meredith Ahr, president of Universal Television Alternative Studio, one of the show’s producers.
“Derek has been one of the defining names in dance for years, raising the bar with his talent year after year,” Ahr said, noting his passion in everything he does: “It shows through in his mentorship with the dancers.”
Third part: We asked Hough 16 of the questions you’ve been dying to know, including who he’d pick to do a duet with out of anyone in the world and the one dance move he can’t do.