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Philosophy


The classical dance is the oldest movement technique in Europe. It offers the dancer the complete range of movement opportunities. There is no other technique with this high magnitude in precision, complexity, elegance and staginess.
The King of France (Sunking), who was an enthusiastic amateur dancer, initiated the development of the ballet. In 1661 he founded the "Académie Royale de la Danse", where the basic forms of ballet were decided.
These basic forms are valid till this day and were laid by men (Beauchamps, Lully, Louis Pécourt, etc.).
I would just like to transmit these contents, like aesthetics and noblesse, as well as the joy of dancing, which have inspired me during my whole career, to my pupils.
Naturally the technical level must be always given with a maximum in responsibility and professionalism. It is irrelevant, whether a pupil becomes a professional dancer or carries ballet as a hobby. In the first case the technical requirements and the intensity of training will be increased on a multiple. In both cases my wish is, that the pupils integrate contents of classical dance, like noblesse, dignity, respect and self-esteem into her life.
There are different ways to achieve results. One possibility is the joy of dancing, perseverance and determination. Thereby a high professional level can be reached definitely with the appropriate disposition. Of course, only a few will become professionals. But all will have success and joy to their skill, if enthusiasm is the engine which drives them.
An old-fashioned and in my profession a very popular opinion is, that you will reach results by drill, compulsion and pain. Then, however, in most cases the results are acrobatics and soulless uniformity.
Self-discipline, concentration and working on your own body, must develop about the enthusiasm for the ballet art. To wake up the enthusiasm, is the task of the master.
Then the ballet technique will get more and more connection with your own sensations and creative ideas (a good posture, raised flexibility, the ability of increased concentration, a positive feeling for the own body, etc, are pleasant side effects).

 

Noverre says about the ballet in his book “lettre sur la danse '” in 1760:

“A dancer must be pushed by the imagination”