lovebooksandballet:

'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

lovebooksandballet:

'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

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russianpointegirl:

© Nikolay Krusser

“The Sleeping Beauty”, Mikhailovsky Ballet

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russianpointegirl:

myballetblog:

Maria Kochetkova

good to see she’s comfortable with that position…

russianpointegirl:

myballetblog:

Maria Kochetkova

good to see she’s comfortable with that position…

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tilt tuesday?

tilt tuesday?

semyonchudin:

"Dream of Dream"
Мария Александрова - Семён Чудин 

semyonchudin:

"Dream of Dream"

Мария Александрова - Семён Чудин 

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uma-quase-adolescente:

 

Maria Kochetkova

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blogdaniballet:

Maria Kochetkova

blogdaniballet:

Maria Kochetkova

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juliahooliaa:

Sometimes I question if Maria Kotchetkova is even human…

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justjetes:

wiliqueen:

vaganovaboy:

leotardsandbunheads:

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

justjetes:

wiliqueen:

vaganovaboy:

leotardsandbunheads:

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

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theballetblog:

Precious Adams, Silver Medalist from YAGP 2014 Brussels Semi-Finals. Photo by Visual Arts Masters/Siggul

theballetblog:

Precious Adams, Silver Medalist from YAGP 2014 Brussels Semi-Finals. Photo by Visual Arts Masters/Siggul

yoiness:


© Nikolay Krusser

Diana Vishneva, «Switch» from «On The Edge», Mariinsky Theatre

yoiness:

© Nikolay Krusser

Diana Vishneva, «Switch» from «On The Edge», Mariinsky Theatre

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ryanishka:

prosthetic-dance:

pas-d-elevation:

kameliendame:

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

kingdomoftheballerino:

Olivia Cowley and Edward Watson rehearsing Carbon Life

kingdomoftheballerino:

Olivia Cowley and Edward Watson rehearsing Carbon Life

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"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.

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lordbyron44:

vihao-pham

lordbyron44:

vihao-pham