Ballet, A Way of Life

A ballet way of life

As I've written in a previous post, mirroring Jennifer Homans' sentiment, ballet is a way of being, of acting, a civilizing art form. This premise is based on her 15 years of research on the origins of classical ballet: ballet is more than an art, ballet is a way of life. And I agree! As a Sunday evening break and a visual delight, I'd like to offer this lovely video from YouTube, uploaded by royalballetflanders to promote the 2011-2012 season of the Royal Ballet of Flanders. It's entitled:  … [Read more...]

Life of a Ballet Dancer

The Life of a Ballet Dancer

When you are passionate about something, you start to think about it as more than a hobby...more than something to do once in awhile. In an incredible article from the site, The Telegraph, a UK blog, we get a glimpse into the life of a ballet dancer.  The author interviewed several professional dancers to see what their lives were like. Read what one such lucky dancer had to say - Life of a Ballet Dancer Ballet isn’t really a job, though: it’s a vocation. An addiction! You have to give … [Read more...]

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