Just Because

Spare, Precise, and Exhilarating

I love ballet. No, not the fussy fairytale classics, but contemporary pieces using the traditional techniques and most importantly, pointe shoes. I usually don’t post someone else’s work unless it’s to illustrate an inspiration for my own projects. This video, “Amelia” (2003), is an exception. With its exquisite and spare sets, lighting, brilliant technical choreography by Edouard Lock, haunting music by David Lang, and the mind-boggling speed and precision of dancers from La La La Human Steps, Amelia is deserving of more than one viewing.