'The tendency of modern classical ballet to change the measure of degree of the pose, the approach toward what is artistic gymnastics, it's my opinion that the Vaganova system saves classical ballet from entering into sports, if you understand her system correctly. What is “correctly”? I can explan: no matter how high you lift the leg, each position must be a harmonious composition that incorporates the diagonals of the legs, arms, and the pose of the head. So you have to look very carefully at how high to lift the leg. The requirements of beauty must be harmoniously combined together; if you pay specific attention to the beauty of line, then classical ballet remains ballet even under the changes in the degrees of a position. The line must be logical.'
-Uliana Lopatkina in her interview from Vaganova Today by Catherine Pawlick
good to see she’s comfortable with that position…
it’s not every day that you get to meet the worlds most inspirational ballerina, yet alone dance with her! @mistyonpointe
OMG SO LUCKY
my queen <33
you are perf claire this photo rocks
Precious Adams, Silver Medalist from YAGP 2014 Brussels Semi-Finals. Photo by Visual Arts Masters/Siggul
La Fille Mal Gardee [source]
Mathilde Froustey hears the news she didn’t get promoted to premier danseuse.^ OMFG funny (even tho in reality it’s not)
damn that was a third degree burn right there
butt sliding technique
"Don’t be afraid to make mistakes in class. Maybe on stage it’s different, but class is for pushing yourself and trying new things. If you did 2 pirouettes yesterday, do 3 pirouettes today. If you did 3 pirouettes yesterday, do 4 today. That’s why you wake up in the morning - you cannot just keep doing 2 pirouettes and being satisfied with that. So don’t be afraid to fall. If you make mistakes, I will correct you. That’s why I’m here, that’s why you come to class."
Alexander Filipov, last week in class (via straightenthoseknees)
This is how every teacher should think and be. I admire him.