Dec 11 2009

I did not fall for their dance or understand it

Published by harshita parikh under Uncategorized

I had never seen ballet before and so I was extremely excited over the prospect of witnessing it for the first time. Unfortunately it was a dampener over my high hopes. Although I got a basic idea about what ballet is, I could not understand the meaning behind the dances that were performed that day. I Liked the harmony and the colors of the costumes of the first dance Les Biches but other than that it was really hard to understand the purpose behind the dance until i read the information booklet. As for the second one Afternoon of a Faun, there was no way I could have imagines them to be a pair of animals. I enjoyed the third one Four Bagatelles as it showed Ballet in it’s true form – simple and uncomplicated – I did not have to force myself to look for a story behind the dance. I liked the beauty of simple and pure dance form. A for the last one Grand duo it left me speechless. The energy and the costumes were admirable, but it was simply too long and again it left me wondering over the meaning behind the dance.

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5 Responses to “I did not fall for their dance or understand it”

  1.   Aon 12 Dec 2009 at 1:54 pm

    I don’t get how you understood that second one Jason. I personally didn’t connect men dancing in furry underwear with eroticism.

  2.   solanaon 12 Dec 2009 at 12:11 am

    I completely agree. I used to do ballet as a little girl and stopped when I was 8. These dances were nothing like the ones we did, obviously. But ours bought in the audience and kept everyone awake.

  3.   Jason Waton 12 Dec 2009 at 12:05 am

    I only understood the second one. I thought it was very direct in showing that they were animals or maybe it was because I read the title before watching it.

  4.   harshita parikhon 11 Dec 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Yup i hope that i have a better experience with ballet too

  5.   Samanthaon 11 Dec 2009 at 9:42 pm

    It’s really sad that this what we were given as a ballet, but it really doesn’t change my opinion ballet as a whole. It is still on of the most beautiful dances to me and I hope you try to see something else, something better to see the potential.