If you’ll just kind of relax and not freak out

Brooklyn Bridge and East River Fireworks, Deepavali Festival (Not About Necessarily Having To Always) ©MAIERMOUL
Brooklyn Bridge and East River Fireworks, Deepavali Festival (Not About Necessarily Having To Always) ©MAIERMOUL

[Dancers] do this thing that kind of elevates them to this strange mystical plain that people are a little bit afraid of, and often they don’t go to the ballet because they think, ‘god, well, I don’t understand this. I don’t know what I’m supposed to think.’

It’s not about necessarily having to always understand what it is that you’re seeing up there, it’s just about kind of surrendering yourself to watching something really, really beautiful that can be very moving if you’ll just kind of relax and not freak out because you think you’re supposed to be understanding–

– Christopher Wheeldon, Reviving a Classic Art Form