News: Beautiful games

Tuesday 15 January 2008

Graham Taylor, one time manager of the England football team was a guest speaker at last weekend’s Rural Retreat – the DanceEast organised meeting of ballet directors from around the world.

To prepare for the event he’s been seeing a lot of dance on stage and behind the scenes:

‘Taylor was disappointed by the lack of facilities in place in even the top echelons of ballet, to look after the dancers’ health and nutrition, compared with what he’s used to in the moneyed world of football. But he was more than impressed by the attitudes of many of the dancers he met.

“The discipline was absolutely excellent,” he says. “What I think the dancer has over and above the footballer is a dedication to practice.”’

Read more of Lyndsey Winship’s interview in the Telegraph, 12 Jan 07

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