Four Seasons of the Soul: Brette Benedict

Originally premiered in 2014, Ballet 5:8 audience favorite Four Seasons of the Soul returns to the stage as part of our 2018/19 Season program The Space in Between. Throughout this spring, we'll be checking in with the dancers to hear about their experiences preparing for and performing Four Seasons of the Soul.

Lead artists brette benedict and antonio rosario rehearsing the summmer  pas de deux  from  four seasons of the soul .

Lead artists brette benedict and antonio rosario rehearsing the summmer pas de deux from four seasons of the soul.

Lead Artist Brette Benedict

Q. Based on your experience so far, how would you describe Four Seasons of the Soul?

A. Four Seasons of the Soul is a ballet full of beauty. The music is inspiring to listen to, the costumes are unique, and the dancing and choreography are intriguing to watch.

Q. What role(s) have you been dancing?

A. I've been working on the Lead/Pas De Deux in Summer.

Q. You were part of the original cast of Four Seasons of the Soul, what is it like revisiting this ballet and how is this version different?

A. Revisiting the ballet has been so exciting. I always loved everything about the ballet, and now it is just new and improved, kind of like getting a newer model car. There have been more people added, more movements, more tricks. It is all so thrilling.

Q. Describe the movement. What has been easy to capture and perform? Challenging?

A. The movement flows with the music which is something I live for as a dancer. The challenge has been, and probably always will be, achieving the technical proficiency to exude ease in the harder movements.

Q. What do you most enjoy about the work?

A. The music. It is like food for the soul. It speaks so much to me as a dancer, and I cannot wait to perform this ballet!

Q. Why see Four Seasons of the Soul?

A. It is like a brilliant piece of artwork. You will end this ballet with such joy and hope - you may even want to listen to more of the music when the ballet ends.