American Ballet CompettionLooking for opinions, etc.
Posted 10 March 2004 - 06:18 PM
If ballet is a performing art, where's the performance for younger ballet students?
The infinite number of Nutcrackers is one quick and easy answer. End of year school performances is another. But for many students, especially those leaping about as mice or strutting about as soldiers for a few un-balletic seconds in the local Nut, and then performing little more than class-based center work as part of a 30 dancer herd at the school performance, it is not enough. I sympathize with those young dancers who seek out these competions as an outlet for the pent up desire to shine on stage. However, I do share Major Mel's opinion that judging and winning should not be part of this process. A non-competitive "Festival" would be far more to my liking (for the younger dancers).
Posted 10 March 2004 - 07:36 PM
Posted 10 March 2004 - 07:40 PM
Posted 10 March 2004 - 08:34 PM
Thanks, Treefrog: good to know its out there somewhere.
Posted 26 May 2004 - 05:24 PM
I'm going to close this thread, as it's off topic for this forum.
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