Does the presence of so many Asian and Brazilian dancers at competitions like YAGP and Prix de Lausanne say anything about where the art is heading?
I think it shows that the 'perception' in those regions is that the only way to get a professional position is to compete and build up awards / scholarships that they can put on their resumes.
Is it a fair inference is to say that the training outside of Europe and America is approaching the standards of European and American schools?
The Cubans have benefited from Soviet era access to international coaching of the highest level, and the legacy is being taught today.
Has ballet taken root in Asia (as measured by public interest, and financially secure companies), or is the goal of Asian dancers to win a scholarship at a competition, complete their training in Europe or America, and get a job with a European or American company?
Based on the number of ballet companies in Europe and Canada / US, I'd say that Asia and Latin America are further back in the time line for developing audiences, secure government support and non profit funding. For that reason, dancers travel to "get seen" in competitions, or to finish their educations at schools in North America and Europe.
Will ballet globalization create a market for a homogenized and commodified style of dance, free of regional flavor?
Will globalization necessarily wreck ballet, by flattening style and repertoire, or can it be a source of renewal?
Do you think NYCB, POB, Mariinsky and Bolshoi all use the same style? On the other hand, I think the polyglot nature of most rep companies is hindering additional style developments. If you look at the schedules for PNB, Barcelona and ENB, they share a number of choreographers for mixed reps. Maybe in 20 years they will all look the same? But maybe not....
PS. Did I post this thread in the wrong place?
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