Cult Blog Post of the Week

Our friends & collaborators at Sojournposse invite us to reflect on the healing power of the arts. For editor Zarina Holmes an art performance has the power to abduct minds, play with the senses and spur us into action. But in order to create objects of aesthetics that heal, we must first take pleasure in them:

Beauty is beyond skin deep. Real beauty shines from the inside out, and can help the process of day-to-day healing. It has spiritual values.

A beautiful performance – be it storytelling, music, dance and visual arts – can summon powerful emotions from within the hearts. This can galvanise action and change.

Creating beauty or aesthetics is an art in itself. I enjoy observing creatives from photography, fashion, dance and performing arts putting together their visions to inspire the audience.

Read the full post at Sojournposse

We started The Ballet Bag in April 2009 with the mission to prove that ballet is not stuffy, old fashioned and inaccessible; that it is quite the opposite: relevant, fresh and topical. With the aim to Give Ballet a New Spin we try to show it under a different light. When writing our capsule biographies, ballet fact cards, review roundups and commentary on social media, we cross it over with other art forms and cultural references (pop culture, cinema, rock music – ie. other things we love!).

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