What we can learn about ballet courtesies

'Moments frequently forgotten that hold time in suspense'. Presskomikov (7/3/04)

These film clips (taken on 22/02/04 in mpg format) are of rarely broadcast elements of a ballet event.
The rituals accompany the audience's communication of its assessment of the performance and may themselves echo back the level of appreciation — or depreciation — as assessed by the performers.
Hence they might be described as statements at one and the same time both dynamic and at rest.

Lastly, all three clips and Presskomikov's light-hearted attempt to win any film-editing awards going
whilst the dancer is still alive . . . . Wmv format, 1348kb