A complicated story..

Quote by Balanchine and photo of Yorke Dance's Wordsworth

Quote by Balanchine and photo of Yorke Dance’s Wordsworth

The dance quote this week; ‘In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell – we can’t dance synonyms” is attributed to George Balanchine.

Balanchine’s choreographic style is considered to be neoclassic and was a reaction to the exaggerated theatricality of the popular style of dance in both Russian and European ballet at the time. He generally de-emphasised the plot in his choreographies, giving dance a maximum promimence and, in his words let it ‘be the star of the show’.

 

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