Wednesday, October 15, 2008
At the Menagerie de Verre
Twice a year, dancer Norio Yoshida drops by Paris's Menagerie de Verre to give ballet classes. That's an occasion I try never to miss.
His enlightening explanations (the "attitude" is a spiral, feel it in your body) are always precious. And I also enjoy being in the Balanchine studio of the Menagerie de Verre. This industrial printing press, covering 21,500 sq feet (2,000 sq meters) has been renovated and turned into a dance venue with bright airy studios, painted white. A dream space.