Episode 41 – Playing For Ballet Assessments
It’s quite a niche topic within our industry, but it’s quite important and this episode is particularly insightful.
How does David choose the steps? How does he structure the class? How does he best exhibit the dancers in their best light? How do the pianists decide what music they are going to play? How is the assessment finalised and rehearsed? What happens on assessment day?
The team talk openly and candidly about the process from initial thoughts, the collaboration stage of marrying music and choreography, the definitive assessment, to the finessing of the work leading to the assessment day.