somaymalou:

Nina Karpova
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russianpointegirl:

beautyofballet:

shinebrightlikeasveta:

balletomaneassoluta:

Svetlana Zakharova and Roberto Bolle

behold 
the extension 

Those legs

those two
Wed, 26th Mar — 2,359 notes
labayaderenikiya:

 
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lardbyron:

Elena Vostrotina’s FEET at the International Ballet Summer School in Dresden by Gabriella Limatola
-ugly sobs-
Fri, 7th Mar — 928 notes
Ballet is not anatomically correct.

William Forsythe (via theballetblog)

FOR REAL.
If you think about it, all other sports are in tune to evolution. They promote things like running, swimming and throwing-things that helped us escape predators long ego. But there is nothing that tells us as humans to lift our leg over our heads or turn on the tips of our toes.

This is one of the many reasons why I think that ballet is on such a higher level than other sports- we have to go against what our body naturally strives for.

(via kingdomoftheballerino)

exactly. we do things that are not natural for our bodies. and when you think about that, it’s insane how over time we have managed to perfect these abnormal things and master them to the point we can do them comfortably, without injuring ourselves (for the most part. injuries happen once in a while, but damn dancers are hardcore.)

Fri, 7th Mar — 1,843 notes
palavre:

Pas De Danse 2
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