A Ratmansky Ballerina? A Wheeldon Ballerina?Can it be said yet that there exists a type?
Posted 23 December 2011 - 12:09 PM
Posted 23 December 2011 - 06:57 PM
I think the point about Balanchine schooling his dancers to become what he needed was key. I also think that, especially with choreographers like Wheeldon and Ratmansky -- essentially global freelancers, even if they are Choreographer in Residence somewhere or other) -- the most important quality they look for is the ability to understand what he wants of them. Sometimes -- you know? -- people just miscommunicate with each other. Especially in the arts, where suggestions may be more poetical than specific. And further complicated if the choreographer, working in a second language, uses a word with unintended nuance.
Posted 25 December 2011 - 09:32 AM
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