A Very Different Ballet

George Balanchine is known for taking a step away from classical ballet, thus Agon contrasts very sharply with the first performance we watched, Swan Lake. I also feel that the techniques in Balanchine’s Agon contrast with what we learn in class. Technique wise, I feel that in class we keep to strictly classical the majority…

Technique in Class Transfers to the Stage

While I recognized the music and several variations from Swan Lake, this was my first time seeing the performance all the way through. I was in awe of those perfect Russian ballerinas as they gracefully told the tragic love story of Odette and Prince Siegfried. However, I was surprised that these flawless technicians and beautiful…