Balletomana

Balletomana

"Ballet is important and significant, yes. But first of all, it is a pleasure." - Balanchine

books0977:

Ballerina Christiana Bennett performs in “Emeralds.” Photo by Erik Ostling. Ballet West. 
“Each jewel is so different, it can really showcase a company,” says Ballet West principal Christiana Bennett, who performed a lead in “Emeralds.” “We each got to fine-tune the technique and style of our act, really own it. And then all three pieces came together into one massively gorgeous ballet.”

books0977:

Ballerina Christiana Bennett performs in “Emeralds.” Photo by Erik Ostling. Ballet West. 

“Each jewel is so different, it can really showcase a company,” says Ballet West principal Christiana Bennett, who performed a lead in “Emeralds.” “We each got to fine-tune the technique and style of our act, really own it. And then all three pieces came together into one massively gorgeous ballet.”

Send me a letter and I'll tell you my favourite:

A: ballerina
B: non-Russian ballerina
C: Giselle
D: Odette
E: Odile
F: Nikiya
G: Gamzatti
H: Kitri
I: Aurora
J: Margeurite
K: Aspicia
L: La Sylphide
M: Raymonda
N: danseur
O: non-Russian danseur
P: Albrecht
Q: Prince Siegfried
R: Solor
S: Basilio
T: Prince Desire
U: Armand
V: James
W: Bolshoi or Mariinsky?
X: Bolshoi or Vaganova?
Y: Pairing/partnering/ship
Z: People you wish were partnered
esthetisme:

Bart Cook and Heather Watts in Jerome Robbins’s ‘Afternoon of a Faun’ — New York City Ballet. Photography by Steven Caras.

esthetisme:

Bart Cook and Heather Watts in Jerome Robbins’s ‘Afternoon of a Faun’ — New York City Ballet. Photography by Steven Caras.

balletomanegirl:

bunheadforever:

Evgenia Obraztsova showing her amazing technique, balance and beauty to us once again.
Also, sorry, I’m going to be making more gifs but the instagiffer keeps crashing so I couldn’t gif the whole thing at the moment.

This gif is sooo perfect, it’s literally a forever reblog <3

balletomanegirl:

bunheadforever:

Evgenia Obraztsova showing her amazing technique, balance and beauty to us once again.

Also, sorry, I’m going to be making more gifs but the instagiffer keeps crashing so I couldn’t gif the whole thing at the moment.

This gif is sooo perfect, it’s literally a forever reblog <3

passionatedancing:

well this is mesmerizing 

passionatedancing:

well this is mesmerizing 

tchaikovskette:

Mathieu Ganio and Ludmila Pagliero in Caravaggio
Photography by Valeria Komissarova

tchaikovskette:

Mathieu Ganio and Ludmila Pagliero in Caravaggio
Photography by Valeria Komissarova

yoiness:

More Serge Lifar: with Alice Nikitina performing La Chatte, 1927. Sasha / Getty Image
Gramilano - ballet, music, opera, theatre

yoiness:

More Serge Lifar: with Alice Nikitina performing La Chatte, 1927. 

Sasha / Getty Image

Gramilano - ballet, music, opera, theatre

vaganovaboy:

Kristina Shapran as Nikiya in ‘La Bayadere’ at the Mikhailovsky Theatre, April 5th 2014 (x)

vaganovaboy:

Kristina Shapran as Nikiya in ‘La Bayadere’ at the Mikhailovsky Theatre, April 5th 2014 (x)

russianpointegirl:

pretentious-swan-queen:

Ballet West’s Firebird tutu (x).

want! need! must  have!

aurelie-dupont:

Mathilde Froustey shows us how easy it is to do that basic ballet technique called arabesque penché en pointe

aurelie-dupont:

Mathilde Froustey shows us how easy it is to do that basic ballet technique called arabesque penché en pointe

Diana Vishneva. Photo via her FB page.

Diana Vishneva. Photo via her FB page.

passionatedancing:

davidddd whyyyyyy

passionatedancing:

davidddd whyyyyyy

smolyanynova:

"Спящая красавица"
Аврора - Евгения Образцова
Фотограф Дамир Юсупов 

smolyanynova:

"Спящая красавица"

Аврора - Евгения Образцова

Фотограф Дамир Юсупов 

vaganovaballetandmore:

Beatriz Stix-Brunell as Alice in rehearsal.

vaganovaballetandmore:

Beatriz Stix-Brunell as Alice in rehearsal.