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Release the Ballet

The term "release" and the term "Ballet", do they go together?

Can we release the ballet from its stigma? Can ballet be taught as a free movement? Will it still be ballet then?


The stigma is that ballet is hard, ballet is stiff, and ballet goes against the body and against the natural way of human movement. Is this true? The stigma is that one has to suffer pain and to force the body beyond it's limitations in order to improve quickly and to execute the ballet correctly. Is this really necessary?


Releasing the Ballet offers another way

It allows us to free our body and minds from this stigma .Release the Ballet is dancing the classical repertoire with feeling the freedom of the movement. We don't hold balance, but release it and adjust it endlessly. We don't stiffen our body in effort to do what it can not do today. We know our body will perform the exercise better if we respect it and give it time, space and freedom. We need to listen to our bones rather then look at the mirror in the studio.


Release the Ballet uses the same forms of the classical ballet, the traditional positions and exercises with a balanced use of muscular tone. The approach of Release the Ballet to the discipline is to use ballet language with the correct grammar, but with a free feeling and flow. Results can be obtained by using imagination and sending the body movements out to space, while using the gravity.


Through the history of training in ballet, dancers became teachers. Some of them teach ballet as a technique that needs to be expressed perfectly with no adjustment to the student's body limitations. The technique became more and more competitive, and those who did not achieve the requested positions did not survive.


The development of the contemporary world, with the holistic approach to arts and dance, offers another way to ballet dancing. Now we can release the ballet from its old way of forcing the body and we don't have to take injury as a must.


Release Ballet improves the balance and the use of the skeleton and muscles while dancing the traditional classical language, releasing the thought that everyone should look alike, as they perform the same position or exercise.


Release Ballet is very good for all ages. It makes the dancer improve because it is the correct use of the body. It educates the body and mind to listen and feel what is right for the present moment, and adjust to it. Dancers who trained by this method will be back in shape easily after a period of stopping dance for any reason. It supports self learning. Dancers, who hold the Release the Ballet approach, will be more aware of their bodies and become less dependent on a teacher


In every manual and ballet directory there are forms shown by pictures and explained by words. They instruct what should be done, and how it should look. They address those who want to learn the positions and movements, and those who teach them. They do not address an individual person with an individual posture. The books or internet web sites can never explain to an individual how to reach the positions and movements in the correct way for their specific body. For this everyone needs a teacher.


Release the Ballet gives the opportunity to every individual to experience ballet technique closely and intimately. It brings the dancer and the ballet close to each other. Like a living language that can be pronounced in different accents, Release Ballet will allow the dancers to look different from each other.






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