“Études means so much to me, because this ballet is an expression of myself, and of my thoughts on dance. Dancing is not just delivering some steps to the audience. The purpose of ballet is, increasingly so, to combine spirit, dance, and music!”
— Harald Lander
This ballet may be considered a pictorial representation of the work which must be achieved by dancers during the long, difficult years of classroom training which ultimately culminate in a perfect fusion of art and technique. It illustrates the complete development of classical ballet from the basic five positions to pure virtuosity. The études of Czerny were used to accompany this demonstration because of the appropriate character of the music.