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Kirsten Evans, Aurora, Sleeping Beauty

Ballet Off Stage

Performing arts generally require a stage, often an elaborate stage. In a way, that isolated environment allows the artists to create the magic they do on stage. In a ballet performance, the dancers effortlessly move, fly, jump, with the comfort that makes the performance magic. While a stage is more or less a prerequisite for this magic to occur, it removes the characters from … [Read More...]

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