The desire consumes. There is no satisfactory substitute; once felt, the only release is to perform. Inspired by the legend of Karsavina or Nijinsky, Fonteyn or Nureyev, the child must dance.
Music- paint or concrete.
Decor- elaborate or simple.
Above all else the body trained to express
the complete range of human involvement.
For us, the audience,
its communication by beauty
identification with stylised movement
transmission of antagonisms.
Day by day, life may lack
This can be found in The Dance.
It is a living Art.
Arresting magnetism draws the eye
simplicity, yet complexity of the line.
excitement of space-spanning leaps
the thrill of perfect control
the stillness of strength in repose
the interrelation of body and body
the mystic beauty of the light
the formality or informality of costume and decor.
Such is Ballet.
Dancers start with themselves.
They present humanity in all its facets.
The onlookers will make of it what they will,
but the dancers are true to themselves.
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