Ask Responses: Opinions

What are your opinions on the french ballet? And on the Opera de Paris? Any dancers you like?

I’m not very knowledgable when it comes to French ballet and PoB. The French are a bit of a wonderful mystery to me. It’s probably going to sound very silly, but I’ve always seen the French dancers as the mind, Russians as the soul and the Brits as the heart of ballet. 

I don’t think anyone can dance love and longing like the French. In the same way that no one can do passion like Italian dancers. I absolutely adore “Le Parc”, I’m low-key in love with Manuel Legris, I think that Roland Petit was the last true choreography genius and Sylvie Guillem was / is God’s gift to the word. I think this sums up my feelings about French ballet pretty well.

What’s your opinion (if you have one) on the Vienna State Opera Ballet?

To be honest, I don’t know much about them and I’m curious why so many Russian dancers gravitate there. 

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