1 Dance Me to The End of Love by Leonard Cohen
A beautiful blend of folk music and poetry. Cohen sings about the kind of relentless love we all dream about.
2 Mein Hertz Brenz by Rammstein
The piano instrumental version is my go-to music during an improvisation process. It changes the atmosphere in the studio and provokes invested and emotion-driven dancing.
3 Stabat Matar by Pergolesi
This was the score to the first short choreographic work I made. I remember listening to this on headphones, my first time travelling alone on an overnight ferry from Athens, and looking up at the stars.
4 Creep by Radiohead
My friend and composer Rachael Dease recorded a beautiful cover version of this for our recent creation Here Not Here for Gothenburg Dance Company. This song breaks my heart.
5 Electric counterpoint by Steve Reich
I love the minimalist music movement, and Steve Reich is one of my heroes. My teenage daughter can play this on the saxophone – which makes me very happy.
Maxine Doyle is co-director and choreographer of Punchdrunk’s The Burnt City at One Cartridge Place, London SE18, until 4 December. theburntcity.com