Actor Jesse Eisenberg has written a Shouts & Murmurs column for The New Yorker called “My Mother Explains the Ballet to Me“. His mother, in fact, chastises him for much more than not knowing anything about the ballet they see. An excerpt is below.
“Why can’t you stand like that guy on stage? Look at his posture. Forget that he’s black for a second, and just look at his body. His shoulders are back. He has confidence. You look like you’re apologizing even before you open your mouth. You walk in a room, no one notices. He walks on stage, we’re all looking.”