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She says she’s not a dancer or a choreographer. Instead, our guest describes herself as a visual poet. Born in California, Carolyn Carlson became the reference for modern dance in France in the 1970s. Fifty years on, she’s still dancing. She’s created more than 100 pieces – many of them landmarks in the history of dance. With two touring shows “The Tree” and “Crossroads to Synchronicity”, two exhibitions, masterclasses, poetry events, a book and featuring in documentaries, Carolyn Carlson tells Eve Jackson why she’s still dancing at 80, how her creations are healing experiences and why the Mark Rothko exhibition at the Louis Vuitton Foundation is the must-see show this season.

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