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 Post subject: Re: "Ballet as Cultural Cancer"
PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2000 4:08 pm 
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andros' webmaster, michael minn, has just done a revamp of the site. it now uses frames. here is the link for that frame, on its own, but it appears to be the same as that provided above. <BR> <A HREF="http://androsdance.tripod.com/features/has_ballet_become_track_and_field.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://androsdance.tripod.com/features/has_ballet_become_track_and_field.htm</A> <P>so the easiest way to get it, is just to go to <A HREF="http://androsdance.tripod.com" TARGET=_blank>http://androsdance.tripod.com</A> then click on FEATURES in the left frame, then click on 'Has ballet become track and field?' Image

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 Post subject: Re: "Ballet as Cultural Cancer"
PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2000 4:16 pm 
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Try<BR> <A HREF="http://www.members.tripod.com/androsdance/index.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.members.tripod.com/androsdance/index.html</A> <P>then click on features; the article is called "Has Ballet Become Track & Field?"


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 Post subject: Re: "Ballet as Cultural Cancer"
PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2000 4:55 pm 
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The "Track and Field" article brought a few things to mind. <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Art should tell us something about ourselves and the world we live in and to stimulate us emotionally.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Agreed!!<P>And comments like this:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Today's ballets would have held no interest for me when I was a young dancer.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <P>cause me to examine the tiny slice of ballet which I've experience and wonder about how I might feel different about ballet if I'd seen it during a different time in its evolution.<P>But this part:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>I believe it is the public who is the blame for the lack of new choreographers. As long as the audience wants to see turns, extensions, jumps, and run the gambit of the ballet vocabulary without feelings and emotions, that's what the choreographers will create. It doesn't take much talent to choreograph a musical sporting event. People who pay for the tickets, should dictate what they will see. It is the public's job to insist on good ballet by boycotting ballets that look like sporting events.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I don't quite agree with. If I'm and audience member who's never seen a ballet that made me grip the armrests of my chairs I may not know such a thing is possible. And the part about boycotting ballets - when only one or two come to your area in a year that's a reeeeally tall challenge.<P>Are there just two schools? The "build it and they will come" and "The People want 'this' so give it to them"?


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 Post subject: Re: "Ballet as Cultural Cancer"
PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2000 4:59 pm 
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Oh, and also - <P>This part:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>I believe it is the public who is the blame for the lack of new choreographers.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Is interesting to apply to the issue of who (body type, etc.) gets to participate in high-level ballet. And does "The Public" really only want to see incredible athletics or is this just one writer's opinion?


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