"I'm very conscious that I want the dance audience to respond and respect what I'm doing, so I'm always very true to the music and I honour the music in the way I see it - I don't mess around with the music."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Matthew Bourne on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Matthew Bourne on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Matthew Bourne on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Matthew Bourne on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Matthew Bourne on Abraham Lincoln
"When it comes down to it, it's giving people a good night out in a basic way and I think my company guarantees that. There's always something new and something to excite us and surprise us, and that's why people come back, I hope."
"People know that they're going to see something which is entertaining but challenging as well because of the form it's in. It's dance theatre and it requires you to use your imagination - it's not straight forward."