Out, adventurous and in-your-face, DV8 Physical Theatre is a stroppy tomboy in the genteel world of dance. The clue's in the name. DV8 go beyond the straight and narrow, putting people, plot and ideas into the action. Who cares whether it's actually dance or not?
He's been called the Antichrist of ballet, which seems a bit heavy. He's also been hailed as ballet's premier deconstructionist postmodernist – though who knows quite what that means? I call him Mr Post-Classicism.