Eliciting Emotion Without Words

October 15, 2015

If [the audience] comes away thinking there’s no emotional attachment [to the ballet], then I’ve failed.

Val Caniparoli wants you to feel, like any great artist. But that can prove difficult in ballet where words are never spoken, there are no close-ups or computer animated effects… where movement is our only language. Caniparoli takes the pressure squarely on his shoulders as choreographer of Lady of the Camellias. Listen in on our interview about plot and emotion in this tragic story of love and loss in 19th Century Paris.

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