In Conversation with Principal Dancer Davit Karapetyan


by Sean Martinfield | See: All, By Sean, Sean's Reviews and Interviews

“Everything I do, I would want to do again,” said Davit Karapetyan during our recent interview. “Every time you dance you learn so much.”  [Click here to see my full interview on HuffingtonPost.com]

Maria Kochetkova and Davit Karapetyan in Possokhov's Bells. Photo, Erik Tomasson

Maria Kochetkova and Davit Karapetyan in Possokhov’s Bells. Photo, Erik Tomasson

“You live differently, every performance. Each time, you will find a different way of pursuing the movements and feel comfortable and confident.  Everything I do becomes my favorite ballet. It has to be. It is my job to dance, yes – but  I’m dancing because I want the audience to understand what I’m doing. It’s either a physical or emotional piece. I want them to like what I am doing. But, fifteen years ago? OK – I would have said, ‘Don Quixote is my favorite, Giselle is my favorite’ – the classics that I was so fascinated with. But right now, whatever I dance, becomes my favorite ballet.”
[Click here to see my full interview on HuffingtonPost.com]

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