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Dancer-choreographers work through the pros and cons of getting older in Jess Meets Angus

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Jess Curtis in Jess Meets Angus
PHOTO BY MEYER ORIGINALS

The honesty in the process does not necessarily imply literal truth in the text, cautions Curtis. "Yes, there's a big autobiographical dimension, but not everything is true. We're Jess and Angus and we mine a lot of our histories. But there were things that came up as we were improvising and trading back and forth that kind of stretched; that worked theatrically and are a deeper truth, but are not necessarily facts about our lives."

As for how much he and Balbernie discovered they had in common when it came to the theme, Curtis is intriguingly vague: "Enough similarity and enough difference to be interesting."

JESS MEETS ANGUS

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