A ballet student writes :Last month, I was lucky enough to see Mayerling performed by The Royal Ballet in London. It was stunning: the dancing was so crisp, so clean, so clear. I don’t think my appreciation for these performances would have been quite so nuanced had I not had the opportunity to study ballet.
Lizzy loves ballet and dance so much that despite all the obstacles she has faced, she has never given up.
Passion for the art was behind it all: the more obstacles, the deeper the love and the commitment. And that doesn’t mean I wasn’t restless, frustrated, and often very discouraged, but I wouldn’t let it rule me.
We the dancers codify and select and develop our movements to speak from these depths and to find the appropriate gestures and movements to express our deepest and most authentic response to an idea, a piece of music, a story or…
Riveting attention, heightened imaginations, deep concentration, and questions only bodies reveal in responding to choreography. Deep in the mind, images speak a new and yet an ancient language, new for the individual, yet one of the most ancient of all tongues: movement, dance, the non-verbal. Before we learn to speak, we speak with our bodies.Continue reading “Discovering “the artistic” in dance”