Sassy Saturday: Copycats.
Posted: Feb 07 2015
You know what's frustrating? When you finally have perfected your signature look and someone goes and copies it. Like GURL, do you know how long it took for me to look like this? It probably took me a few weeks to design this look. At least split your hair on the other side or wear a different colored leo. Like srsly. WHAT?
Janie Taylor, New York City Ballet
Tyler Peck, New York City Ballet
Gretchen Smith, New York City Ballet
You think coming up with your own style is easy? Yep, I'm pretty sure that most people just wake up and are like YEAH I'M TOTALLY GONNA ROCK THIS LOOK FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. aka look at these beautiful dancers up here. DID THIS TAKE A DAY?
Reasons why copying others is NOT OKAY.
- Yes, imitation is the highest form of flattery but nO. Copying exactly what others are doing is not okay. That is why copyright laws exist.
- On a side note, it is completely fine to be inspired by someone. Just make a distinction.
- It's just plain rude.
- It makes for a super awkward situation--awkward twinning. Are you BFFLS?
- Awkward situation number two--who was the original? Obviously the copycat is going to say they were the one. -___- #shotsfired
- ^ You just made yourself an enemy in the class. AAAND the drama begins.
** If you got permission to copy, then it is totally okay. ONLY IF YOU GOT PERMISSION.
*** Technique is the one thing that is probably okay to copy. I mean, if you see someone do 1398048234 pirouettes, it's prob good for you to try too. :-)
**** However, artistry is a little iffy.. each dancer is supposed to do it a little differently.
***** If you unintentionally copy, please make sure there are no hard feelings. Cause honestly, most people are quick to jump to conclusions.