What made Wayne McGregor want to become a choreographer? Onstage at TEDGlobal 2012, he revealed his two childhood inspirations—John Travolta’s moves in Saturday Night Fever and a forward-thinking dance teacher who encouraged him to invent his own dances.

“I’m obsessed with technology of the body,” says McGregor, founder of the company Random Dance who is also known for choreographing Radiohead’s “Lotus Flower” video and for serving as movement director for the movie Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. “And I’m obsessed with finding a way of communicating ideas through the body to audiences that might move them, touch them, help them think differently about things.”

via TECHNOLOGY OF THE BODY – Tips for thinking like a dancer, from acclaimed choreographer Wayne McGregor.