I COULD NEVER BE A DANCER's Proust Questionnaire
Carine Charaire and Olivier Casamayou, the duo of choreographers, creative directors and directors behind I COULD NEVER BE A DANCER, one of the guests for the First Franco-Chinese Fashion Meetings in Spring 2018, answered Proust Questionnaire for Doors.
Your most distinctive feature?
Carine: I never get angry and I try to make things come together.
Olivier: Impulsiveness and anger
What is your biggest fear?
Carine: Losing those close to me
Olivier: Losing control of reality. Losing the feeling that I am, even if it's an illusion, the master of my own decisions and my life.
What do you hate most about yourself?
Carine: Not knowing how to make a decision.
Olivier: My impulsiveness, absolutely.
What do you hate most in others?
Who do you most admire?
Carine: No one in particular.
Olivier: Patti Smoth and Kate Bush. I love the fact that they retire from the art when they feel they don’t have anything pertinent to do. I find that takes an enormous courage.
What is your biggest achievement?
Carine: What we’ve done.
Olivier: The image people have of us.
What mood are you in?
Carine & Olivier: Open and excited.
What virtue is most overestimated ?
Olivier: Intransigence of an artist
What feature do you least like about your appearance?
Carine & Olivier: My smile
Olivier: With age, the stomach has become a bit of a problem.
What is the quality you like most in a man?
Carine: A certain form of loyalty.
Olivier: Pure thoughts, absence of interest or calculation.
What is the quality you like most in a woman?
Carine: For me, there is no difference between a woman or a man.
The words or phrases you use most
The biggest love of your life
Carine: My daughter
When and where are you happiest?
Olivier: With Guillaume.
Your real life heros?
Olivier: My mother.
What talent would you like to have?
Carine: To know how to cook.
Olivier: Prescience, not to know everything but to have confidence in my intuition.
If you could change something, what would it be?
Carine: My lack of ambition.
Olivier: My physical appearance.
What occasion leads to you lie?
Carine: I lie by omission
Olivier: I try not to lie, but if I lie it’s so as not to deceive people.
If you were to die and come back as someone or something else , what would it be?
Carine: Something connected to the sea. I don’t know what exactly.
Olivier: A cat, that seems nice and quiet. You can do what you want, you don’t care, we know you are mad.
Where would you like to live?
Carine: Next to the sea.
What do you appreciate most in a friend?
Carine: Making me laugh, and distracting me from myself
Olivier: Loyalty to themselves and loyalty in the relationship
Your favourite authors?
Carine: Balzac, Stefan Zweig, Flaubert.
Olivier: Proust, Philip K. Dick.
Your biggest regret?
Olivier & Carine: There are many. Not having realized earlier that what we are doing is so important.
How would you like to die?
Carine: Sleeping by the sea.
Olivier: On a beach in Thailand with music.
Olivier: I do what I can.
Carine: …with what I have.