Dance stands somewhere between material and immaterial.
Why does your pain disappear when you start dancing? Why can you dance with a big ankle sprains and not feel the pain at all- at least, while dancing? Is this just that you've forgetting about it? Why R U still on your feet when every physic laws would have predicted you fallen on the floor? Why can you do three or four (or more) pirouettes? Is work accountable for everything? Could kinetic equations explain for everything?
My strong belief is that we slightly under evaluate the power of energy. That's something quite mysterious, difficult to define and to count. Most of people just ignore it. It's invisible, silent, unpalpable, unbreathable, untastable and, yet, you can feel it. Energy is the key element between material and immaterial, it's where life lies.
Energy is the core material of dance. Dancers have to deal every day with this mysterious substance.
One of my favorite dance teacher always tell us: "Dancers are energy producing machines"
Guys, that's your JOB, your mission on Earth, your message to non-dancer people: you have to generate energy, liberate it, to put the spotlights on it, to make it circulate
(Yep... Dance to me is a meditation- among other things ;-) )
And, by viewers... I mean Perez Hilton, one of the most influential blogger
Here's what he put on his FB page before the show
"One of the most iconic scores of all times! The best ballet dancers on the planet! Lavish sets! Elaborate costumes! A full and expert orchestra! Hot guys in tights! And CHRISTMAS! Yup, my Friday night was awesome!!! @nycballet #NewYorkCityBallet #TheNutcracker #ballet #GeorgeBalanchine #NYCballet #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #manhattan #LincolnCenter"
And that's what he tweeted after the show:
"This is how I feel right now."
This is how every (ballet) dance viewer should feel after a show: enthusiast, pleased to live, happy and jumpy!!