In dance, there is a foundation upon which is built your career, and it is your training. Whenever a dancer finds that they have lost their way, that things aren't quite as good, as precise, as strong, as focused as they should be, that dancer goes back to the beginning: they go back to class. At the ballet barre, it is possible to rediscover your center, both physically and mentally, and reboot yourself so that your work can represent that which is most uniquely and beautifully you. At the ballet barre, you are at the most basic and productive place a dancer can be, a place where there is no thinking, only dancing, no interpretation, only technique. At the ballet barre, it is only you and the movement. Going back to the barre will always bring a dancer home.
When it comes to exploring the experience of living in a new country, a performer’s life can be tough, sad and frustrating, but it can also be a ball—so says Bruno Giraldi in his show This Is Bruno. Directed by Tanya Moberly with Soso Frisan at the piano, This Is Bruno plays on Wednesday, January 15th and Tuesday, January 21st at 7:00 pm at Don’t Tell Mama
NiteLife Exchange (NLE) celebrates Bruno Gilardi (BG) with Six Questions.
NiteLife Exchange: You are a New York-based actor and singer born in Argentina; when did you realize you have a gift and what were some of your early influences?
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