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About Watermill

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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
    Ballet Parent & fan
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    Portland, Oregon
  1. What a wise and beautiful posting, Allegro_brill. There's so much to be said for learning endurance, becoming seasoned, getting polished like a stone by the sea... One of the paradoxes re: notices in the press is that whilst the negative critiques hurt, they can force one to grow. But worshipful praises can lead to an inflated sense of self, distance from other company members and sometimes sloppy "resting on my laurels" work. Not to mention the "getting knocked off the pedestal" syndrome certain critics love to apply down the line on an off night. In fact, if you ask me which is more
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