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.
- One of Annie Leibovitz's Louis Vuitton ads with astronauts Sally Ride, Buzz Aldrin, and Jim Lovell is out. (Gorby was busy that weekend.) [WWD]
- Karl Lagerfeld: "Ballet is an extraordinary art: this torture of the body to make something so graceful. All this hard work, to look effortless."
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…
Tutus may be the stuff of little girls' dreams, but to dancers, they're a huge pain in the ass — literally.
Oh noooo! Mr. Bill is back, shilling for our creditors. • Unrealistic movie inspires realistic tips for single women managing their money. • Telling overweight teens that they are fat will most likely make them gain more weight within 5 years. • A Dutch man injures his bum in a mooning prank gone wrong. • Mothers are…