Can ballet help us?
Posted 18 December 2001 - 10:00 PM
Not to take anything away from poetry, but personally I've always found ballet a big help in times of sadness or crisis. What do you think?
Posted 18 December 2001 - 10:07 PM
I think opening one's self to beauty has never been more important than it has been since September 11.
Posted 18 December 2001 - 10:15 PM
So that more people will see this, I'm going to move the topic to the Anything Goes forum. (The Welcome forum is primarily for introductions, and not everyone checks it every day.)
(I hope this doesn't turn into a debate as to whether or not ballet is always poetry, at least in this thread, but to the sentiment the author meant to convey smile.gif )
Posted 19 December 2001 - 06:32 PM
Posted 19 December 2001 - 08:19 PM
If I were going to argue as to the form of expression most people turn to in times of crisis, I'd agree with Joan Oliver Goldsmith, author of "How Can We Keep From Singing?" and say that people turn most often to song. I was reminded of this many times over in the first days and weeks following Sept. 11.
We all feel a more insistent need, I think, to turn to whatever art form can express the very deep emotions we're feeling, or that can provide some welcome levity. For those of us familiar with the form, it's ballet.
Posted 19 December 2001 - 08:35 PM
We got it all at the ballet!
One of the most amazing gifts dancers give is the ability to emote when sometimes words can't describe what we feel.
Posted 24 December 2001 - 12:26 PM
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