Ballet Slow Art and Spring Festival
On March 7, on the eve of the main spring holiday, the Odessa Art Museum hosted the Ballet Dancers in the Museum performance.
It was a ballet slow art: classical music sounds quietly; ballerinas in stage costumes slowly walk around the hall and enjoy the paintings presented. Each ballerina held a red gerbera in her hands—a symbol of spring, celebration, flowering, and beauty.
The form of performance was not chosen by the author by chance. Its charm is that each participant in the action can see their own special meaning here. And each version will be true. So, on the one hand, the Ballet Dancers in the Museum performance stated: a living person is always better and more important than any work of art. At the same time, an attentive viewer could notice another meaning. According to Andrii Liubov, ballet dancers and stage artists as a whole are often perceived by us as people without emotions. “When we look at the stage, we are not interested in the fate of the performer, his/her own emotion—we only need a good acting out. And today’s performance focuses on the personal experience of each artist and dancer”, the author notes.
In the Ballet Dancers in the Museum project two cultural institutions, two types of art, and two planes of life met. Here they are harmoniously intertwined, giving a person the opportunity to get out of the usual value system and to look differently at the world and themselves in it. And some guests even admitted that they came to the museum for the first time in a long time precisely out of love for ballet.