Hi! My name is Amy, and I'm a fashion-obsessed goober, especially Alexander McQueen. I live, work and love in Austin, TX. I give poor families and old people health insurance, and do photography in my spare time- someday it'll be a business.

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Apr 11, 2014
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rosyballet-dreams:

Lopatkina

rosyballet-dreams:

Lopatkina

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Mar 27, 2014
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pas-de-chat-saute-de-chat:

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russianpointegirl:

ele-bee:

lovebooksandballet:

Danila Korsuntsev and Uliana Lopatkina taken during two different performances of the Black Swan pas de deux.

Turned out standing leg, aligned hips, high arabesque…, straight knees (!!); see, it’s possible (for some). Beautiful.

I’d rather see this than an ‘a la sebesque’ with a higher leg and slightly bent knees. I’m old fashioned that way. :P Small details are what separate the good from the exceptional…

so true

Preach

aye. an arabesque slightly higher than 90 is far more beautiful to me than one that makes you look like a rhythmic gymnast.

Indeed. Aside from a few freaks of nature (like Guillem, Zakharova, and a select few others) - most bodies aren’t built for a properly aligned yet super high arabesque - and that’s just FINE imo. In trying to emulate something that isn’t possible in their body type, the technique gets distorted and errors start to become accepted because “everyone does it like that”. Where is the line drawn? How is ballet preserved while also moving forward in a way that is still in harmony with its traditions? I don’t have the answer.

All I know is that I appreciate a thoughtful dancer when I see one… Lopatkina has always been very aware of her flaws, and her strengths, and she knows how to use it for her benefit. That is a smart dancer in my eyes.

(Not to mention it’s quite harder to have an arabesque at her height, with the proper alignment and turn out, than it is to have a higher one without hitting the rest of the details).

Disclaimer: this isn’t to diss any dancer in particular, because I also know that companies expect everything from their dancers and it’s a lot to live up to. These days, in most major companies, dancers are forced to go from classical to contemporary and back again non-stop. Very few have the luxury Lopatkina has of controlling and choosing what she wants to dance, and how. Dancers do the best they can with the opportunities they are given, so as a whole I will always respect them. Plus I danced many years myself, and I know how freaking hard it is, and how many expectations there are to be met.

Weeee ballet rambles!

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Mar 25, 2014
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straightenthoseknees:

Uliana Lopatkina performing “The Dying Swan.” Photo: Gene Schiavone

my dance Empress.

straightenthoseknees:

Uliana Lopatkina performing “The Dying Swan.” Photo: Gene Schiavone


my dance Empress.

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Mar 25, 2014
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RIP

msgemma:

RIP

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Mar 25, 2014
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penishole:

LAUGHING OUT LOUD SO FUCKIN LOUDLY HOLY SHITTT

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Mar 23, 2014
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Pibbl

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I <3 Pibbles!

Source

<3 

THIS

pibbles for the win!!!!

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Mar 23, 2014
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"Дама с камелиями"
Маргарита - Светлана Захарова
Арман - Эдвин Ревазов
Фотограф Михаил Логвинов

Sveta!!!!

smolyanynova:

"Дама с камелиями"

Маргарита - Светлана Захарова

Арман - Эдвин Ревазов

Фотограф Михаил Логвинов


Sveta!!!!

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Mar 15, 2014
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djlegz:

I don’t like sports, but the Bearcats are my new favorite team.

I love how it gets more elaborate each time. These boys are thinking this through.

This is my favorite post of all time

go bearcats lol

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Mar 15, 2014
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passdebourre:

The towel dance.

Watch. Just watch.

GOLDEN

I know omg dsfhdsf


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Mar 3, 2014
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Lupita Nyong’o | 86th Annual Academy Awards - Portrait

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