by Robert Binet, Student, Canada’s National Ballet School
I am thrilled to have my choreography performed this November. I really enjoy choreographing for my peers because we are very comfortable with each other and therefore feel free to take risks in creating and trying new movements. It is very exciting because everyone is extremely eager to dance my choreography well because they enjoy it.
Hearing from other dancers that they enjoy working with me and dancing in my choreography is one of the best feelings. I feel extremely thankful when students want to work hard on my choreography. When it is a group of students, a great camaraderie in the studio is created. It becomes more of a collaborative process than when a work is set by a teacher and we all work together to make complicated movement and formation ideas possible.
It is so satisfying to see the patterns and steps I have imagined performed on stage. I feel so proud of my friends, as well as thankful to them, when I see them perform my work because of all the time and energy they have given to me, and to the choreography.