Lorris Eichinger

Interview Highlights
Q: How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected you as a performing artist?
This is definitely a challenge. It has definitely brought me back a bit to what is real and important. To be stuck in my room for the past 3 weeks and keep my brain alive. It kind of brings it back to what is necessary and for me it is a bit complicated because I have wanted to take a bit of a break from dance. We just got back from tour so I had wanted a break. I am trying to keep in shape right now. I try to not think about it too much and I am starting to miss it which I like. I want to miss dancing again because often dance can become just a job. If we can't dance what do I have really? I was in my bed thinking “oh god I can't dance what do i do?” It is still a princess of what is happening. If I can't dance I can learn new things.

Q: Can you talk about the Initial cancellation of things and what that looked like for you?
When things started to get cancelled we were on a tour in Europe. We were supposed to go to Italy and then they got cancelled, so we went to France where we had shows. We had a 10 day stand by period in France. We were rehearsing a new program to premiere in April. When we flew back to the US, we still thought we would be able to perform, but one weekend they cancelled everything.
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Lorris Eichinger started training in Grenoble at the National Conservatory and continued at the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Danse de Marseille. After training at The School of American Ballet in New York from 2010 to 2013, Eichinger joined the Professional Division program of the Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle. He then moved back to France to dance with the Jeune Ballet de Lyon. Eichinger danced with De Dutch Don’t Dance in the Netherlands in 2015, and then moved to Israel to join Kamea Dance Company in 2016. He joined LINES Ballet in 2019.