Quote of the day – Judith Mackrell

“No one, clearly, is advocating that performances of Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake should be cast with 50-year-olds. But McGregor has demonstrated how much of a waste it can be for mature artists simply to be put out to pasture as non-dancing kings, queens, eccentrics and crones. They can be capable of a far wider choreographic and expressive range; and, if they’re given the right material, can bring much-needed texture, contrast, wit and realism to the ballet stage.” (highlight is mine)

Judith Mackrell, in ” Keep Dancing: the ballet stars leaping through the age barrier“, The Guardian, 05.07.2015

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If you think about, it becomes so obvious.  It’s how things are in other Performance Arts. Dance as Art would profit, GREATLY! but what a change it would require in current ballet organizations!

2 thoughts on “Quote of the day – Judith Mackrell

  1. Thank you for reposting this! I think it is a topic which deserves more than cursory attention: imagine if this post or article goes unforgotten. Try writing a piece about it! I would be very interested in reading it! If you have time:)

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