The Dance of Death from Ravel to us in Covid-19.

danielpquinn684 | Newark, NJ

Maurice Ravel’s LA VALSE is a great example as a Dance of death in Balanchine’s ballet LA VALSE. The assembled crowd is there to party unknowing that their unexpected guest is death himself as noble danseur and protagonist.

The frenzy of the music is contagious just like so many recent displays of people amassed at parties without wearing masks. Unprotected, death always wins.

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