Sergej: This is about the role distribution in a performance. Turn by turn, everyone is a leader in the performance. Can the others support that? Challenge me? To do so, they wil look at me carefully, listen to me carefully. They will be looking for how to help each other.
Sterre: There emerges a balance in the song. In the moment, one person takes the solo and develops their own bracnh of the tree, while the others are there to keep the balance of the tree as a whole.
Sergej: Indeed. If someone is in the lead for too long, you hope it is on a branch in the centre of the tree!
Sterre: Together they have to provide a counterbalance to keep the tree a whole. By going with the movement of the other. But in another 'way' They keep the whole. It is not only in supporting the other, but also in supporting the whole. Out of what we make now, we create a new balance. I am not sure I had balance in mind when I made it. I dind't think: let's call this painting 'Balance'.
Sergej: We do see it now.
Sterre: Indirectly, we can see that it is a good title for this painting.
Sergej: I never thought about balance as an idea for leadership before.
Sterre: Should we call it leadership? It is very dependent on what the others are doing.
Sergej: How would you call it? It is a very usual term.
Sterre: I think I would still call it leadership. But you know you are depending on others. You would almost forget that with leadership the others are needed. 'Balanced' helps not to forget this when we talk about it. When we use this word, we may not forget it that easily.
Sergej: If I concentrate on my solo, I am leading. But then, it is more difficult for me to focus on the balance of the whole. That is then the task of the others. They are leading the wholeness of the performance while you lead the part.
Sterre: The audience notices the solo. If you zoom in, you also see the other sides of it. 
Sergej: This is shown nicely in the painting.
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