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Posted 28 October 2009 - 04:26 PM
(Scroll down for the speech.)
"Gestures of integrity." Maybe it's me, but I hear here thought similar to Farrell's: "You can speak a lie, but the body doesn't lie."
Posted 28 October 2009 - 04:47 PM
EV's language reveals just how much of a philosophical Idealist Balanchine was, and EV himself has become. The talk is permeated with Idealism, the view (more or less) that the physical world gains its significance -- its "reality -- from what or mind and consciousness can make of it. To an Idealist, the highest form of physical reality is one which enriches and expands mind, perception, and awareness of life, and gives it meaning.
EV's dismissal of "tricks," his unwillingness to claim to much for the technical bravura aspects of his own dance career, are related to this.
He learned a lot more than dancing from Balanchine.
Posted 28 October 2009 - 05:32 PM
Balanchine's "mysticism": "This is not the real world. The real world is somewhere else." In other words, this is the world of appearances, which finds its meaning elsewhere.
Posted 11 December 2009 - 06:32 PM
Posted 17 March 2011 - 05:46 PM
Because his questions are so wonderful, I have decided to create a new series called, "Questions With Bart." The first installment starts now!
Wow! Imagine what a great asset this guy would be to Ballet Alert!
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