Interview with Ricardo Amarante

Ballet webzine 'The Ballet Bag' caught our soloist and choreorapher Ricardo Amarante for an interview about his experience as commissioned choreographer of the Genée competiton.

TBB: As a young boy growing up in a small village in Brazil, how did you get into ballet?

RA: I started dancing ballet quite late, when I was 13 years old. I had some friends who were practising it, and when I watched their performances I became interested. It was not just performance itself that made me enthusiastic about this art form, it was mainly the audience and the applause that impressed me. The village I grew up in was really small, but it had a few amateur dance schools. I believe that talent can be found anywhere, no matter how big, small, rich or poor the place is...

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