"It’s a death of something you love dearly and you mourn it terribly. Not so much the adoration and the applause and all that side of it but just dancing to music.
I sometimes think now if I could just go into a studio with one of my old partners with nobody around and have a great pianist in the corner and we could just do the pas de deux I would still be satisfied. I wouldn’t need anyone to see it. It’s just the feeling of moving with music and with somebody that you hold dear. It’s something you love so much."
Quote from a broadcast of Value Judgements, Series 14, Episode 5, BBC Radio Wales, 12 Jan 2011 Interview with ballet dancer Jonathan Cope talking to Phil George about his dance career and retirement.