What’s the point(e) of ballet?

How does ballet convey narrative, emotion, and character?

Dive into “The Sleeping Beauty” to see how a ballet creates its essential elements. — A baby cursed at birth. A fierce battle of good and evil. A true love awoken with a kiss. Since premiering in 1890, “The Sleeping Beauty” has become one of the most frequently staged ballets in history. So what makes this piece so beloved? And what exactly does ballet bring to this— or any other— story? Ming Luke shares what makes ballet the perfect medium for stories old and new.

Lesson by Ming Luke, directed by Visorama.

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