on the slipperiness of authenticity (and ego)
This was SO beautiful and eloquent, a genuine joy to read. Thank you for sharing!!
My favorite part:
"If movement is speech, then dance is a language. If English is the Western world’s default written and verbal language, then ballet is its default language of movement. There are different dialects, to be sure — Russian, Balanchine, British. But while there might be slight variation in articulation, the building blocks of the language remain the same: an impossible turnout, a rigid spine, straight legs, pointed feet."