ballet with Susie

Continuing Susie Crow‘s  series of contemporary classes we were treated this time to an insight into some core principles within ballet.  Examining the ‘why’ for some of the forms and movements and offering an approach which demonstrated how particular exercises  supported and could be explored through ideas of placement/alignment, direction and attitude.  Stressing the dance and making visible the line  between what can sometimes otherwise become a series of static poses.  We also discussed our own perceptions and experiences of ballet.  It was good to be reminded of  the many positive things ballet can offer – while still struggling with my own emotional reactions to a form which I have never  mastered. It was also great to hear and discover the points of connection between our different dance forms.

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