Dance World Silently Rejoices

images-4Oscar-winning French actress Juliette Binoche (pictured) says touring for her critically panned dance collaboration with British choreographer Akram Khan was so exhausting she’s unlikely to take part in a similar project again. Binoche told a press conference Tuesday that working on the modern dance performance “In-I” was a great learning experience but physically taxing, joking that she thought about giving up “because it’s so difficult” but couldn’t because she signed a contract. (Binoche didn’t address reports that she and Khan are an item — another inducement for her to stick with the project.)

“I learned to bend. I learned to shut my mouth because as an actress I was commenting a lot about what I was feeling,” said Binoche, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for the 1996 romance “The English Patient.”

But asked if she would sign up for another dance project, the 44-year-old actress shook her head quickly and said, “I don’t think so.”
“I’m really enjoying it,” Binoche said, but adding, “I’m suffering.”

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