“It’s amazing! Six hours all together in the studio, big space, big movements, in socks. It almost felt like a normal day,” said Olivier Wevers, Whim W’Him’s artistic director and the choreographer of This Is Not The Little Prince.

It’s a modified normal, to be sure, since for the first two weeks dancers still had to keep their distance, wearing masks and not touching. At the end of that period, after testing, it was into a strict pod with weekly testing, strict guidelines and no outside contacts (as for the two films of the Choreographic Shindig program in September), until the completion of filming on Dec. 19. But early on, although they could dance in the same studio with Olivier and eat lunch and chat as in the old days, they had to do it spread all across the large room.