|NUREYEV AND FONTEYN|
Continuing my little reflections on time:
"Ballet's relationship to time--the fact that the repertory, unanchored by text, is always vanishing, just as the dance image on the stage is always vanishing--forms a large part of the vividness and poignance of the art. We are always losing it, like life, and therefore we re-create it, mythologize it, in our minds."
--Joan Acocella, Twenty-Eight Artists and Two Saints, pp. 184-85[highly recommended].
"It's important to dance not just to the music, but to dance the music."
Do not miss the dying swan, minutes 35:40 to 39:15 or so.
Plisetskaya recently died at the age of 89.