Welcome to a new series on TheaterJones: A Little Dreaming is Dangerous: The Proust Questionnaire Offstage.
If that sounds heady, you only need to know that it's based on the Proust Questionnaire, a series of questions that inform about the interviewee's personality. It was popularized by the French author Marcel Proust more than 130 years ago. Questions include "what historical figure do you most identify with," ""who is your favorite fictional villain," or "where would you like to die"? The magazine Vanity Fair famously co-opted the Proust Questionnaire.
This video series is shot and produced by Betsy Lewis, a Dallas-based videographer. She uses prompts from various versions of the Proust Questionnaire, and throws in a few questions of her own. The interview subjects will be folks in the performing arts community in North Texas.
This entry features Danielle Georgiou, the choreographer whose love for dance-theatre resulted in full-length works for her own DGDG (Danielle Georgiou Dance Group), and has been choreographing for theater companies around town. This summer she directed movement for Very Good Dance Theatre's 1st Annual Gay Show at the 21st Festival of Independent Theatres. She's directing Haley Nelson's Perambulatory in Imprint Theatreworks' First Impressions festival at Arts Mission Oak Cliff in September, followed by DGDG's The Bippy Bobby Boo Show, commissioned by Theatre Three and co-produced there in October. That work is ceated with her frequent collaborator Justin Locklear. Georgiou occasionally contribute to TheaterJones with her column Sixth Position.
Previously in Proust Offstage: