His work means a great deal to me.
He was the first choreographer I ever met.
The works that arrived in the theaters via his relationship with John Cage were always the most startling moving works I ever witnessed that included bodies moving in space. These were sophisticated and urbane beyond description while invoking so often the deepest, most primeval sensations of the sacred I've experienced.
Via his, and Cage's, work, I have met artists who have become some of my oldest and most enduring friendships.