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 explain: 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

I totally recommend ‘Vaganova Today’ - it’s an amazing book with lots of insights into what Agrippina Vaganova originally wanted and as demonstrated in the caption above there are some great interviews! 
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nashofficial:

when someone on tumblr calls you by your real name

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lasylphidedubolchoi:

Ilze Liepa and her daughter Nadezhda (so, apparently, Svetlana Zakharova isn’t the only ballerina, that wants their children to follow in mother’s footsteps (: )
Credits to 7дней.ru

SO CUTE <333
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yoiness:

Olga Smirnova and Semyon Chudin, in “Marco Spada.”CreditJames Hill for The New York Times
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cieply:

i wanna talk about it but i really dont wanna talk about it

ladansetreschic:

Svetlana Zakharova & Karim Abdullah from “The Sleeping Beauty”

I’ll never get over her perfection in the Rose Adagio (or any part of any ballet tbh)
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kameliendame:


John Neumeier, La Dame aux Camélias
Karl Paquette and Isabelle Ciaravola
Ph. Julien Benhamou
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balletomanegirl:

gisellemadnessscene:

gisellemadnessscene:

ryanishka:


Ballet dancer Sergei Polunin by Bruce Weber for Dior Homme



“Can I Make the Music Fly?” - Clair de Lune




can we have a day out of the month dedicated to sexy male ballet dancers where that’s all we reblog

Uuum I have nothing against him


I MEAN I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST IT OMG THIS EMBARASSING HOW MANY PEOPLE SAW THAT FUCKING COMMENT

It would be embarassing if you were an English native speaker but you’re an Armenian living in Germany sooo it’s not embarassing at all!! Don’t worry, your English is very good for a non-native speaker anyway! ♡
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ladansetreschic:

Polina Semionova in Swan Lake @ teatro alla scala
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dekutree:

i got 20/20 but i still can’t see my haters

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primaballerina83:

Exactly
yoiness:

Anna Tikhomirova and Artem Ovcharenko by yakovlev.alexey on Flickr."Lullaby" by Radu Poklitaru.
Teatro Salieri, Legnago - 08.02.2013
Photo © 2013 Alexey Yakovlev
© Benois de la Danse
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galacticwinds:

Анастасия Колегова - Anastasia Kolegova as Lilac Fairy in Sleeping Beauty 
[I can’t find the photo credits - please add if known.]
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