In March, I shared this incredible group photo of young ballerinas posing together, and though most comments were some variation of, “YAAASSS,” there were many who complained about the lack of tights and pointe shoes to match the dancers’ skin.
En Pointe Dance Studio captioned this photo, “The picture speaks for itself.... World we introduce to you... EN POINTE!” Yep.
Misty Copeland made history this week as the first black woman to be named principle dancer at the American Ballet Theater. In a new interview, Copeland says, “This has all become more than I ever imagined.”
1. Where are their parents?
2. This is how you end up getting Black Swan'd.
3. I have never seen Black Swan.
Yes, it's a little misleading and cruel to make your pet dance around on his hind legs for food. But when you put the little tutu onto a prairie dog and watch him dance, everything else in the world just fades away...
Over the weekend the battle over whether Natalie Portman or her dance double did more of the pirouetting you see on screen in Black Swan raged on, even though the entire argument seems poorly timed.
Sometimes you're just really happy the internet exists, because it brings you Elena Glurdjidze, principal dancer for the British National Ballet and grace personified, trying on the feathered Chanel tutu it took three seamstresses over 100 hours to make, and doing, impromptu, her solo from Saint-Saëns' "The Dying…