Balletomana

Balletomana

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

una-lady-italiana:

Maria Callas bowing after a successful performance in Bellini’s ” La Sonnambula” in Alla Scala,Milan (Italy) 1957.

una-lady-italiana:

Maria Callas bowing after a successful performance in Bellini’s ” La Sonnambula” in Alla Scala,Milan (Italy) 1957.

coltonwestdance:

yoiness:

Tamara Rojo while at ENB 
Photograph by Henry Reichhold

i feel like we should give credit to the guy underneath her carrying her entire body weight as well just sayin 

Digging up the credits to be sure (that looks like Carlos Acosta to me) I found the credits as Rojo in La Bayadère, photo by Asya Verzhbinsky. No confirmation on if it’s Acosta, but I’m pretty sure it is… 
No offense or anything, I was just trying to give credit to the awesome power of the male dancer.

coltonwestdance:

yoiness:

Tamara Rojo while at ENB

Photograph by Henry Reichhold

i feel like we should give credit to the guy underneath her carrying her entire body weight as well just sayin 

Digging up the credits to be sure (that looks like Carlos Acosta to me) I found the credits as Rojo in La Bayadère, photo by Asya Verzhbinsky. No confirmation on if it’s Acosta, but I’m pretty sure it is…

No offense or anything, I was just trying to give credit to the awesome power of the male dancer.

masterpiecesofhumanity:

Heather Ogden and Guillaume Côté in Apollo (National Ballet of Canada) Credit to the Balanchine Trust

masterpiecesofhumanity:

Heather Ogden and Guillaume Côté in Apollo (National Ballet of Canada) Credit to the Balanchine Trust

Polunin and Vishneva in Giselle in Novosibirsk. The user uploaded lots of clips from Act 1 and 2. Enjoy. :)

balletomanegirl tagged me to say 10 random facts about myself (muchas gracias) ;)

1. My first language is Spanish
2. I turn 31 on the 4th of July (yikes!)
3. I miss dancing ballet (just for fun, never professionally)
4. I’m free from work until next Tuesday, and I can’t remember the last time I had 5 days off in a row…
5. I loathe mayonnaise
6. I can’t even count the number of times I’ve read the HP series (though I read a lot in general, I rarely repeat books).
7. I have very long eyelashes and people ask me if they’re fake.
8. On my bucket list: go to Russia and see the Mariinsky and Bolshoi Ballet live.
9. I have over 150 GB of ballet videos stored on an external hard drive - mainly stuff from Youtube - most of which has been taken down by now by YT, the users, or because the channels don’t exist anymore (so I’d be pretty bummed if anything happened to that external hard drive).
10. It’s too bad I don’t gif things, because I have tons of stuff to work with.

People I tag:
I’m too shy to tag people, so I just ask that anyone that sees this write down their own 10 facts and share them if they feel like it - I find it fun to read these.

lovebooksandballet:

Uliana Lopatkina in Diamonds from Balanchine’s Jewels
Photo by Mark Olich

lovebooksandballet:

Uliana Lopatkina in Diamonds from Balanchine’s Jewels

Photo by Mark Olich

pay-for-soup:

Baryshnikov and Carla Fracci. Thomas Victor. The Making of a Dance.
Click to see it in all its glory.
(Just to be clear, my obsession with this book began way, way before the Black Swan craze)

pay-for-soup:

Baryshnikov and Carla Fracci. Thomas Victor. The Making of a Dance.

Click to see it in all its glory.

(Just to be clear, my obsession with this book began way, way before the Black Swan craze)

thedailyballet:

Viktor Lebedev and Irina Perren in The Sleeping Beauty.
Photo by Nikolay Krusser.

thedailyballet:

Viktor Lebedev and Irina Perren in The Sleeping Beauty.

Photo by Nikolay Krusser.

ronnieboehm:

Natalie Kusch, principal with Queensland Ballet.
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ronnieboehm:

Natalie Kusch, principal with Queensland Ballet.

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Anonymous asked:
hmm you post a lot about you being smarter than everyone and it's starting to be a bit much

Balletomana
balletomanegirl answered:

No, no, wait. When I say that I’m good at school or at a certain subject it doesn’t mean I’m smarter than everyone at all. It just means I study harder than everyone, and that’s just what my marks prove and what my teachers say. To be honest, I think many of my schoolmates could be better than me at school but they just don’t want to study hard, that’s why they get lower marks! And by the way one of my recent posts asked me to say nice things about myself and the only thing I can consider really “nice” about myself is that I’m good at school, so…


Don’t diminish your smarts or your accomplishments because of anyone. There is nothing wrong with being proud of yourself.

ted:

Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year. 

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.

But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)

At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.  

Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”

Amen to that, Hugh. 

Watch the full talk and performance here »

lasylphidedubolchoi:

Oksana Sharova, Dmitri Dorokhov and other Bolshoi dancers in Don Quixote

Photos by Damir Yusupov

lordbyron44:

@Alexandar Antonijevic

lordbyron44:

@Alexandar Antonijevic

lordbyron44:

Dancer Ashley Murphy

Photo by Rachel Neville.

lordbyron44:

Dancer Ashley Murphy

Photo by Rachel Neville.