The Taming of the Tutu: A Call for Restraint in Today’s Ballet Stars

“Many of today’s ballet students believe that the main goal of their training is to achieve higher extensions, bigger jumps, and more turns. As they obsessively view ballet wunderkinds on YouTube, ballet companies respond to the demand for ballet pyrotechnics by promoting hyper-technical dancers without much coaching on the subtleties necessary to make great art.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/risa-gary-kaplowitz/the-taming-of-the-tutu-a-_b_1739994.html

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2 thoughts on “The Taming of the Tutu: A Call for Restraint in Today’s Ballet Stars

  1. Oh , Carol, I nearly forgot how expressive this role can be portrayed until I saw the youtube of Cynthia Gregory . Great article . Thanks !

    • And in her day, even she was considered a bit bland compared to Fonteyn for instance. But today’s dancers aren’t even giving it a go….

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