An interview with Robert Bolle and Ivan Vasiliev.
Indeed accessibility is central to their mission to keep ballet alive. ‘I do not believe ballet is dying. Quite the opposite,’ says Vasiliev. ‘There is a constant renewal of audiences, and more people approaching ballet with no biases. Some condemn the globalisation that ballet is subjected to. Personally, I think that a continuous exchange of traditions offers unique possibilities to the artists and is central to the welfare of the art. ......"
For Bolle, too, globalisation is good, although within limits. ‘Artists benefit from being able to tackle new repertoires, new choreographic forms. Consequently, ballet thrives on what those same artists might bring to diverse dance cultures. And that is what constantly injects new blood into an art form that is undoubtedly alive.’