Ballet's Child is a stunning, innovative pairing of poetry and choreography.  The work poses compelling questions about perfectionism and body image. This powerful collaboration by poet Lani Scozzari and choreographer Donna Murray shows the sometimes dark struggle of young girls trying to feel good enough in the beautiful, idealistic world of the ballet. With voice-over poetry read by Scozzari and exquisite dance, video and music, the work is compelling, a tale of dysmorphia and the strength to express the pain and rise above it, beautifully.  Ballet's Child is profound, with implications for all, not only dancers and not only the young.  Kudos.

 

Teresa Oster MS, LCSW,

psychotherapist, Stuart, FL