I’m on the tour with Moscow ballet company in France. This is the reason why I write my stories so easy. Everything here inspired me so much. I hardly can keep all interesting things in my memory.
When I hear this word I have the clear image with rehearsal and performance moments. This place always cause butterflies in the stomach. The career of ballet dancer who haven’t got such a feeling is self-defeated.
Her Majesty stage has Her own rules. These are simple. And She doesn’t spare those who break them.
Don’t think. When I come on stage I turn my mind off. She (stage) doesn’t like your everyday-thoughts. The Stage simply doesn’t know you! She knows Snowflake and Swan but not you.
Show must go on until the curtain drop.
For me it really difficult to follow this rule. Don’t say “stop” before you end to dance. Because one second of relax during the performance can damage all magic. But even professionals make a mistakes but only real professionals never give up.
The most important one to my mind. Ballet dancers spend days weeks sometimes months or ever years in ballet class for ten minutes on The Stage. Only thanks to rehearsals you can learn how to feel The Stage.