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Positioning Ballet: Accessible to Who?

Positioning Ballet: Accessible to Who? This is part 2 of a series inspired by the ‘Positioning Ballet’ Working Conference, hosted by the Dutch National Ballet, February 16 and 17. March 02, 2019 By REBECCA TOOK In 1964, Britain’s Royal Ballet established ‘Ballet for All’ under the direction of Peter Brinson. Between 1964 and 1979, this […]

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Positioning Ballet: Behind the Velvet Curtain

Positioning Ballet: Behind the Velvet Curtain This is part 1 of a series inspired by the ‘Positioning Ballet’ Working Conference, hosted by the Dutch National Ballet, February 16 and 17. March 02, 2019 By REBECCA TOOK Last weekend, I was invited to attend ‘Positioning Ballet’, a working conference hosted by the Dutch National Ballet, which […]

This Variation: an Experience Tailored for the Mind

Tino Sehgal’s 2012 performance art masterpiece, This Variation, is being re-enacted at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam from February 4 until March 3, 2019. This elaborate ‘constructed situation’, as Sehgal refers to his performance artworks, is among the most intricate and gripping works from his oeuvre. Consisting of a combination of experienced and new Sehgal […]

Is Ballet Viable? The State of the Nation(al) Stage

In a recent interview, Timothee Chalamet discussed his anxieties as a young actor, trying to get his break in off-broadway shows and independent films, around the longevity and relevance of film in today’s world, saying that “I don’t want to feel like I’m getting into opera or ballet or an art form that is slowly […]