Mystic Ballet

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Morgan Beckwith: Southport, CT

Goran came to me yesterday with some ideas to boost the activity on Mystic Ballet’s facebook page. His number one priority is to get the dancers of the company involved to facilitate connectivity of their younger friends who are consequently the new generation of emerging artists. I am definitely on board with this idea an am happy to help beginning to manage more conversation on the page.
Even though I (like the a majority of the world) use facebook constantly I am still very uneducated about how the basic mechanics can really be used to promote an organization or Dance company like Mystic Ballet.
My first attempt at sharing a video and a probing question failed miserably because of technical issues. However, I learned tonight that even though my patience with technology is very lacking I am still able to post and comment as an administrator on the Mystic ballet timeline.
The above photo was used in conjunction with the following post as my first topic of conversation on the page:
“Photo taken by Aejandro Ulloa of Mystic Ballet, of
William from Gabrielle Lamb’s class this Monday
Gabrielle’s class is certainly not what you would call a traditional ballet class. With movement improvisation and exploration one finds themselves more in-tune with the way their body moves rather than trying to ascertain specific ballet steps.
Do you think it is important for contemporary ballet companies to have these types of classes/workshops and why?”
I gave a small speech to the dancers (possibly a little preachy at some points) about the necessity of their involvement with the online arts community. Not only is it in their contract to be ambassadors of Mystic Ballet but in order to compete with a world that is growing dangerously close to underestimating the true value of live performance we must use this venue to spark people’s interest in dance. I think this is a huge part of preserving the future of this performing art. 


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