Sarah-Jayne Howard in The Kiss Inside. Image courtesy of Pippa Samaya.
When Douglas Wright’s new dance show The Kiss Inside opens in Auckland later this month, one very special dancer will be in the company. Arts Laureate Sarah-Jayne Howard has been dancing for Douglas since 2002 and he refers to her as his “muse”. It’s no small thing for our most revered choreographer to say and no small weight to carry around, either. So when Justin Gregory met Sarah-Jayne at rehearsals for the show, he asked her if being a muse means she gets any extra money.