He was working in Germany for a very difficult director on a theater production of Clockwork Orange. (already it sounds strange). He knew in advance (a premonition?) that the production would be disastrous, but it paid the big bucks, so he signed on board. The director proved to be a nightmare. He would later find out that 2 other choreographers had quit prior to opening night. He cited one particular fight scene that he choreographed, where the director butchered it.
As a side note, he did say that the dead cat scene was done quite well.
The production was housed in a famous old theater (can't remember the name). The ceiling had magnificent patterns. When he returned to the states (he also quit prior to opening night), he had his tattoo artist etch the fleur de lis patterns from the theater ceiling on his arms and back.
A reminder of the one thing beautiful from the production.
A cautionary reminder about money and integrity