Ballet was power-politics, in the 17th century
Boys in the age of fourteen can’t imagine that ballet was very much a macho-sport, if you lived in the 17th century. This movie (Le Roi Dance) shows very clearly and beautifully the king as the sun shining like gold and falling like a man.
This fragment speakes volumes about absolutism in it’s most elegant form.
We cannot imagine our leaders dancing as the sun. But we can imagine them ‘dancing like stars’ or dancing with talkshow-hosts. Our leaders have to be as ordinary as possible, it makes them human. No sun in our world, so it seems. This opposite view on leadership gives us something to talk about in class.