BALLET AND TIME

FONTEYN AND NURYEV

“Ballet’s relationship to time–the fact that the repertory, unanchored by text, is always vanishing, just as the dance image on the stage is always vanishing–forms a large part of the vividness and poignance of the art. We are always losing it, like life, and therefore we re-create it, mythologize it, in our minds.”

–Joan Acocella, Twenty-Eight Artists and Two Saints, pp. 184-85.

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