News: Freeing up the narrative

Friday 31 May 2013 by Sarah Kearney

In the Guardian, Judith Mackrell discusses the recent shift towards narrative ballets. She asks whether classical choreographers are being limited by expectations of a traditional storytelling formula. 

“If narrative is thriving in contemporary dance it’s because choreographers have been allowed to rewrite the definitions of their form, and permitted at times to flounder or fail. If the story ballet is going to evolve, then surely we should extend classical choreographers the same freedom.”

Full article, Guardian, 31 May.13

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