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The Privilege of Doing What You Love - A Conversation with Sylvie Guillem

  By Kate Feinberg Robins In a recent documentary, acclaimed dancer Sylvie Guillem, now retired from performing, shares insights on wellness, life, and a career in the arts. Beautifully filmed, with striking clips from her performance career. Here are some highlights from the interview. On the deep sense of responsibility that comes with the privilege of getting paid to do what you love: We are so lucky to do this. Very few people have the opportunity to go onstage and go in front of an audience and be treated like we are now.... We have the studio. We have the clothing. We have the pointe shoes. We have money. We get paid for that. That's a responsibility we have. ...If you don't respect the work you are doing then leave. ...It's a lack of respect for you, for the work you do, for dance, for the audience, and for the [dancers] who can't get in [to world class professional companies]. On the wellness benefits of ballet barre and Pilates:  I train because I feel good doi