Do you like mime in ballet?
Posted 13 July 2002 - 04:05 PM
I'm glad to hear you stood up to those who think ballet is devoid of intellectual interest. I hope you weren't too bruised in those battles
Posted 14 July 2002 - 05:39 AM
Posted 28 July 2002 - 12:03 PM
I myself was a gymnast and see a parallel in the abolition of figures in figure skating (!!!!!!!!) and compulsory exercises in gymnastics. it's the dreadful "jumping up and down" view of any "athletic" endeavor-- okay, enough of this, where's the good stuff? LOL. I watched the compulsories from the Barcelona Olympics on a cable special, the "triplecast", and saw every competitor's exercises. it was astounding. every strength and weakness, everything the gymnasts strenuously eschewed in their optional routines becauses it wasn't their favorite thing to do, was transparently obvious. amplitude, fluidity, flexibility (or lack of same) were under Klieg lights. Perhaps that's why compulsories and figures had to go? I sincerely hope mime never suffers a similarly ludicrous fate.
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