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Non plaudite. Modo pecuniam jacite.
Non plaudite. Modo pecuniam jacite.

This has to be my favourite correction of all time, from Gary Harris (aka Fido, now director of Royal New Zealand Ballet) after the first run through of an allegro enchaîinement:

“Can you look as if you’re doing the exercise, rather than having the exercise done to you”

Pure gold.

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Jonathan Still, ballet pianist