First dance memory? Christopher House: Running as fast as I could on a windy fall night in St. John's.
Rex Harrington: Seeing The Nutcracker. What made you get onstage? Harrington: A mother with a dream. Too bad it was hers.
House: I liked the people up there. And the guys were cute. When did you know you might be good at it? Harrington: Always.
House: Right away. Major influences/mentors? Harrington: Rudolf Nureyev, and my dance partners the world over.
House: Elizabeth Langley, David Earle and Benjamin Harkarvy. You're the love child of two artists - who are they? House: Me mum and dad.
Harrington: Nureyev and Erik Bruhn.
What's your current show about - in a single sentence? Harrington: Unrequited love.
House: Perception, touch and the flesh of the world. What will you be thinking about on opening night? Harrington: The martinis after the show.
House: What to fix for the second night. What's your biggest challenge with this piece/these pieces? Harrington: To remain standing.
House: Trusting that first thought and taking it for a spin. How can you get new audiences interested in dance? Harrington: Pay them to come and have lots of nudity. If that doesn't work, vote someone off the island.
House: Do good work and just let them know about it. Last show you saw and loved? House: Meg Stuart's latest.
Harrington: Anything by Margie Gillis, Peggy Baker, Toronto Dance Theatre and Dancemakers. The arts grant process - pro or con? House: Pro. It's flawed, but what isn't?
Harrington: There are grants? If you had an unlimited budget, what would you do? Harrington: Pay off the debts of all the dance companies in the city, and pay dancers a salary they could live like Oprah on.
House: Pay everyone a better salary and do a hundred new projects. Build a state-of-the-art theatre and creation centre for contemporary dance, with two performance spaces, a gallery, studios and a beautiful café.
This season is special for you. What's the secret to your success? Harrington: Botox. And tight buns.
House: I surround myself with fantastically talented people. What message would you print on your anniversary cake? Harrington: "I'm still here."
House: "Here's to many more." Best career move? Harrington: Dancing with Canada's divas of dance: Karen Kain and Evelyn Hart.
House: Relaxing a bit. Most enjoyable show you've been involved in? Harrington: Ross Petty's Robin Hood - razzle-dazzle 'em. Truly.
House: Touring with Court Of Miracles - a nonstop party. What keeps you motivated? House: Curiosity.
Harrington: The hope that tomorrow will be better. Best thing about getting older? Harrington: The lovers get younger... and experience beats youth anytime.
House: Getting braver. Worst thing? Harrington: Love handles.
House: Nothing, so far. Percentage of friends in dance? House: 25 per cent.
Harrington: 30 per cent.
If you weren't in dance, what would you do? Harrington: Act in totally awesome indie films and live in L.A. or N.Y.
House: Make films, write, teach English in faraway places, spend more time in nature with my friends. Biggest regret? House: Being an insensitive control freak when I was younger.
Harrington: To quote Frank, "I've had a few, but too few to mention." Worst stage experience? Harrington: Tearing my calves in front of thousands and being instantly replaced onstage.
House: Dancing solo on a severely raked stage in Barcelona and careening toward the pit with every turn. Pleasures and piss-offs about the Canadian dance scene? Harrington: We have amazing talent but need more funding.
House: Toronto is a great place to make art, but we need a festival like Montreal's FIND.