Directors statement: CHECK VERTALING! Dit is GOOGLE translate!

Some people don’t like ballet.

But before you know for sure that you don’t like ballet, you’ll should have seen it anyway. And need to know what it’s all about. That is often the problem. Most people have ballet not been given with the spoon, and keep feeling that it is actually nothing for them.

The conclusion could therefore be that you should start with children  if you ever want a critical and interested audience knowing what’s going on.

There is a ballet company in the Netherlands that focuses mainly on children: the Scapino Ballet

Ballet is a kind of movement. Very sophisticated movement. Sometimes with tight rules, sometimes not. So sophisticated that you can experience some fun or other emotions when you— as audience — watch it. By explaining in advance the rules of the game and talking about it, Scapino tries to learn children to watch ballet.

In a school square for example children move themselves also. They have a range of movements at their disposal. More than grown up people it seems. It’s fun to move. Nice. It is also fun to dance. Making a presentation with ballet, decors, music and beautiful clothes is very exciting. Then it also appears that you don’t master those perfected forms in one morning. Ballet is also a profession.

This film is intended for people who would like to know some more of these things: parents, teachers and cultural officials for example.

If they have seen this film, they might know what to do with Scapino. And in what way.

(source: flyer, own text)