In two small, unconscious moments, I said, without hesitation, "Yes." After those affirmatives, everything changed. I found a side of myself I’d never known, a fresh excitement, a fascinating art, and an amazing new friend and collaborator.
I believe such illumination comes if you’re open to the surprises the universe throws at you. You must be able to let go of the past, whatever successes you may have seen, whatever your comfort, whatever your habits. To me, that’s the key to loving life: Enabling yourself to step bravely into the unknown. Only there will you find yourself again.
—Juliette Binoche, who took a year-long sabbatical from acting to dance; she will soon tour her co-choreographed piece with Akram Khan around the world