DiabloBallet @DiabloBallet recently posted on twitter:
“Don’t dance for the audience; dance for yourself.” Bob Fosse #dance #ballet
I imagine most professional ballet dancers balance their thinking between performing for an audience and dancing to meet their own desires. Do you favour one way of thinking over the other and how does this influence your motivation? Dancers often claim that they dance because it is part of their being, so I would expect that dancing just for an audience would be de-motivating.
Personally, I don’t think it is likely to come down to audience vs. yourself, rather both elements play an important part in a dancer’s life. What do you think?