Hello all, I was introduced to ballet on a trip to America the other year and got very much hooked, since then however I have only had youtube and performances on tv to keep me going until now. I have just learnt work will be transferring me to London next year so I can finally go see the royal ballet!
My question is this, when I informed some more knowledgeable friends of my plans and the fact that I was planning on looking up more on the history/ techniques etc before I went, my friends told me not to. That I would get much more enjoyment if I keep my knowledge lower so that the little issues wouldn't bother me as much. Can I ask what others think? Is less better?
I thought knowing more would be better- when I saw the performance in America I told a group at intermission how I thought a particular dancer was great at what I now know is a jete but I did not have the term at the time. I was informed I really couldn't appreciate or comment on how good she was until I learnt more.
So is it better to know more or less about ballet?