Saber in the City: Fencing Meets Ballet and More!

This was a fun interview I did for new lifestyle website The Aesthete.

The article is written by NY Times writer CHRISTOPHER PETKANAS and the photography was done by  TATIJANA SHOAN.

There is a little bit of everything in the article.  Fencing history, my goals, a bit about my new book American Fencer: Modern Lessons from an Ancient sport and more!

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True or False: Ballet Originated as a Dance Interpretation of Fencing?

TRUE! (And very cool!)

Ballet originated in 15th century Italy, as a dance interpretation of fencing. By the 17th century, ballet had spread to France where it became a staple in the court of Louis XIV. By the mid-19th century, ballet had spread to Denmark and Russia, where it was further refined. By the 20th century, ballet continued to develop and influence other forms of dance. Multiple styles such as contemporary ballet and post-structural ballet also developed.|