lacetree Posted January 17, 2012 Report Share Posted January 17, 2012 I hope this is not a too basic question to ask. I'd like someone to enlighten me on what is meant by "ballet theatre". Is ballet theatre different from ballet? I thought at first that it meant something that emphasises the visual "entertainment", the "show" aspect, the narrative of a story,but perhaps is low on the ballet, both in quality and quantity? My teen dancer daughter assumed it meant there was dialogue in the performance. I just don't understand why a ballet company would call itself ballet theatre - I think of musical theatre, or dinner theatre, a mish-mash of things. After all, you don't hear of opera companies calling themselves opera theatre, I think. Or is it simply a matter of marketing in an attempt to pull in an audience who wouldn't necessarily want to see "elitist" ballet? Quote Link to comment
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