last night we went to see swan lake, performed by the moscow city ballet. although it was beautiful beyond words, I couldn’t help but think how strange this art form is.
think of it…ballet: people on the tips of their toes, doing all sorts of things with their bodies the same way as others have done it for 200 years. and then the audience applauds. and the ballerina do a few moves for 30 seconds. music stops. the audience applauds. and the male ballet dancer makes a turn or two. music stops. audience applauds. they all dance. music doesn’t stop but the curtain comes down. end of the show.
ballet is not for sissies