The Daily Sketch: Norms (attempting to) do ballet
Ballet fever is in the air, well at least in my house, following Monday night’s Royal Ballet double bill spectacular The Dream/ Song of the Earth. Which got me thinking, what would happen if Norms danced the ballet? Well, the limitations are rather obvious. Unlike the sculpted muscular form of the human dancers, the use of which was applied to startling artistic effect in Song of the Earth, Norms are just blobby. This is fine for bouncing across the stage, and with one arm and wide eyes, they can even add a little dramatic expression into their dance. But as far as en pointe goes, the best a Norm can do is try to make themselves pointed… though the trouble then is they begin to resemble a spinning top rather than a ballerina, and we know what happens to the spinning top once it comes to the end of its revolutions. Oh well, you can’t say that the Norms don’t try. Here they are in the attempt, complete with a melodious Norm orchestra and a energetic Norm-ballet lift.
I’m off to live in the real world now. Until next time!