The soft, elegant texture of his works is recognizable across ballet, contemporary dance and film. After making a name for himself as an independent artist, Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg was recently appointed as the Artistic Director of Danish Dance Theatre. He spoke with ICONS ahead of his first creation for the Paris Opera Ballet, Les Noces, and shared his challenges, successes, and wisdom
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IS MENTORSHIP NEEDED AND WHY?
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- Mecca M. - I believe mentor ship is definitely needed. Sometimes choreographers get in their head and need another party to talk them off the ledge. It’s also good to have someone more experienced than you giving constructive criticism.
- Ashley M. - YES! Mentoring the choreographic and artistic process is an essential step to learning how to craft a dance, develop an idea through authentic expressive movement, and so forth.
- Alaina T. - Needed - no, getting constructive feedback in any field/job is needed. One should always be open to growth, receiving feedback, and open to new perspectives. A mentor can help the choreographer see things differently and ensure it isn't selfish.
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