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ouchpouchsaywhat:

perspectiveballet:

(Dutch National Ballet’s Victoria Ananyan, courtesy @victoriaananyan on Instagram)

Holy…

ouchpouchsaywhat:

perspectiveballet:

(Dutch National Ballet’s Victoria Ananyan, courtesy @victoriaananyan on Instagram)

Holy…

pointetillyoudrop:

kingdomoftheballerino:

Lauren Cuthbertson in The Winter’s Tale

At first I thought it was just looping

pointetillyoudrop:

kingdomoftheballerino:

Lauren Cuthbertson in The Winter’s Tale

At first I thought it was just looping

littletalenteddancers:

How is this even possible

littletalenteddancers:

How is this even possible

pocketpsychologist:

seaminglycomplex:

This is the best ASL Bucket Challenge I’ve seen so far.

what had me cracking up was the way the mask deflated at the end

ryanishka:

Ok enough with the teasers, here are some actual gifs of the video I took to correct myself today

Viktoria Tereshkina was my inspiration for the first gif and Olesya Novikova was easily my inspiration for that last one

the middle one is my own interpretation of Aurora, could use a bit more life, working very hard on it stylistically

lordbyron44:

Svetlana Zakharova as Marguerite in Lady of the Camellias  at The Bolshoi Theatre Moscow. March 20, 2014. photo by Mikhail Logvinov.

lordbyron44:

Svetlana Zakharova as Marguerite in Lady of the Camellias  at The Bolshoi Theatre Moscow. March 20, 2014. photo by Mikhail Logvinov.

kingdomoftheballerino:

Giselle photoshoot with PNB principal Kaori Nakamura (x)

kameliendame:

William Forsythe, In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated

Cast of 1987: Isabelle Guerin and Laurent Hilaire, Sylvie Guillem, Marie-Claude Pietragalla and Manuel Legris

Cast of 2012: Alice Renavand and Vincent Chaillet, Aurélia Bellet, Amandine Albisson

ph. Icare (?), Jacques Moatti and Anne Deniau

The second photo is from here, the third photo is from here.

"Vital to all these works is Mr. Forsythe’s canny understanding of the culture of the Paris Opera Ballet, with its formal hierarchies of grades and its deeply rooted competitiveness, which begins at the Paris Opera Ballet School, where students are ranked from top to bottom each year.

This ranking continues through their professional life — once in the company, promotion can be achieved only through an annual competition. “In the Middle” perfectly captures the intimate, prickly, ambiguous relationships of dancers who grow up together but must never forget that their friends are also their rivals.

When “In the Middle” is performed by other companies, this wary surveillance, the bravado that masks fear, is often enacted as a vaguely sulky aggressiveness. But when the curtain went up on Dec. 8 and 9 at the Palais Garnier, and Alice Renavand and Aurélia Bellet eyed each other warily, it was immediately clear what was at stake: center stage.” [source]

vaganovaboy:

Evgenia Obraztsova in class.