Oh my! My favorite dance-related movie? Well, I love seeing Katherine Dunham in Stormy Weather. I saw her when I was young. When she was coming down the stairs, she was so magical -- her amazing costume and grace. And then Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain! I loved that one too. That was just wonderful. Black Swan isn't for me. I have a lot to say about that one, but we'll save it for another time.
What's the worst dance you've ever seen?
I always felt I could bear any dance. Even if I could not deal with it, I would sit and try to find something I could get out of it. If a dancer is really not trained well and they're doing things that their bodies can't handle, I cringe -- worrying that there could be an unbelievable injury. It's like football or basketball, seeing something that you don't want to see.
I've seen a lot of dance around the world, from Bulgaria to Egypt, but even an ugly dancer is something I can appreciate. Things touch me in different ways. Even if it's grotesque, it's still an interesting way of moving. I'm sure there have been times where I've seen something and said, "Oh my, that was a waste of my hour and a half." But I have to see everything and I always try to find something that I can relate to. I've seen a lot. I've done things myself where I went, "Whoo, that was ugly. Let me do that again!" You know, we're more critical of ourselves than anyone else.
If you were stuck on an island and could only have three things with you, what would they be?
Oh my goodness! That's too much! Well, I've been stuck on an island before and I loved it. I wish I could be stuck on an island more often. I worked on the Big Island in Hawaii for ten years and loved it. Nobody could reach me. No cell phone, no texting, no nothing! All I need is the ocean. I wish I could be there right now with my husband and my grandchildren.