It's either not good enough and dies altogether, or it develops.
Oh yes, technique has definitely advanced. But you never advance without losing something en passant, and you lose it because you're paying so much attention to the new thing.
And then you have the classical ballerinas, they're like sopranos. Applied to the dance.
Classical ballet will never die.
All the children in the school should learn the steps of everything, before they learn the thing, then they know which step they're doing better, because your voice is in certain steps and has to do most of the things that have been composed in those steps.
Exactly the same with dancing, you can't dance until you've learnt steps, the things your feet can do.
Nearly everything in life goes in threes and fours.
Somebody must always be doing something new, or life would get very dull.
There would never have been a British Ballet without Diaghilev. He had a wonderful influence.
There's nothing in the world that isn't good, bad, and indifferent.
Well, I mean, we are developing the other parts, and we can't give quite all our attention to the upper part, but soon the lower parts will be developed, and the upper part and the lower part will become partners, that will be wonderful.
First of all, the most important, that is to learn everything good that has survived from other times, and carefully to watch the bad - and throw it out.
The best way to study is to go to the Cecchetti method for about a year and draw onto all the highest points and then put that into the general method.
So it takes years to make a solid company.
Hardly any generation wants to take the whole of the last generation, it just wants to take its best bits.
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