Point of View


My POV: Kate Bishop
June 3, 2010, 7:17 pm
Filed under: My POV

In conjunction with recent performances by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in the Ziff Ballet Opera House, Robert Battle, who succeeds Judith Jamison as the company’s artistic director next season, taught a master class at the Center for students from the New World School for the Arts and Academy of Arts and Minds. 

On Thursday, May 20, 2010, I was honored to be invited to attend a master class with Mr. Robert Battle.  On the simplest level, having a class with him gave me great insight into the piece I am dancing this summer.  The piece, Battlefields, is choreographed by him, and his direct explanation of the style is beyond just valuable.  On a deeper level, hearing the insight Robert has into the world of dance was the most rewarding.  He describes dance as being a part of “our lineage” as people and as people witnessing history.  I felt connected to dancers of the past and future through his words.  Dance is about passing down the lineage, and Robert is someone who has literally stood where I stand today, as a NWSA alumni, and has created success for himself in the dance world. I can only hope to be as fulfilled as he appears to be, and so willing to share it.  It was an experience I will never forget.

Kate Bishop
ArtByKate.squarespace.com

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