Wednesday, May 9, 2007


Everything you've heard about ballet is wrong.

OK, maybe not everything, but there are lots of stories about ballet and dance that are just myths. And the thing no one ever tells you is that ballet is for everyone. Yes, everyone.

Who doesn't like seeing finely-tuned athletic bodies moving to some of the greatest music ever written? And all because they need to tell us incredible stories with an emotional intensity no other art form can duplicate.

Whether you've watched hundreds of ballets, a few, or even none, we'd like to take you behind the red curtain to see how it's actually done. And whether you're trying to figure out the finer points of temps de cuisse or just peeking in to see what the fuss is all about, we've got something for you.

Get to know some dancers. They've been described as normal people with extraordinary jobs. Why do these normal and presumably sane people keep dancing when it's the least respected performance art, with the lowest pay, and the shortest career span? Maybe there's something about the art of dance no one's ever told you.

Get to know the remarkable pieces they get to dance. What does it take to combine amazing athletic ability, artistic sensitivity, and some of the greatest music ever written, and then make it all look easier than a walk in the park? Some of the answers may surprise you.

And finally we'll tell you where you can actually see all this wonderful stuff we've been writing about. Of course, we'll tell you when State Street Ballet is performing, but we'll also let you know about can't-be-missed shows that happen in nearby and sometimes not-so-nearby places. If we create a mob of rabid, ballet-loving jetsetters, the world will just have to deal with us.

So join us on a journey of discovery by subscribing to our feed or via email to be notified of updates to the blog, and get to know one of the world's best kept secrets: ballet.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ballet is a beautiful art, make no mistake about it.

Yet, should not the adminstration of it also be known as everyday people - full of greatness and flaws? That is what is difficult, when this side goes unoticed to those adversely affected by it.