Hi. My name is Lucas Threefoot, and I currently dance with Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, an organization based in the south of France, in the little principality of Monaco. I started dancing when I was four in Portland, Oregon, and I haven’t stopped since. Learning ballet’s rules and strategies for movement has been, so far, my biggest pursuit in dance, but lately I’ve become very interested in the overall structure of the world of ballet.
Ballet companies, the backbones of this structure, are the result of art, entertainment, and business all colliding with each other in the modern world, and the people working in these companies often work in unique ways from the rest of the world to accomplish their various – often conflicting – goals. What interests me, then, are the social dynamics that
occur in our corporal culture as a result of these many forces on the world of ballet.
Here is an exploration of the encounters we dancers have during our everyday lives – in the studio, on stage, and outside. This is a sounding board for my attempts to make sense of the world I live in, and to encourage conversation from any and all of you that certainly have your own perspective in these matters. Dance culture is unique in its own right, but I think it is an institution that has plenty to learn from the outside world.
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