Claudio Coviello, La Scala Ballet
Natalia Osipova, Royal Ballet
photography Marco Brescia and Rudy Amisano.
i dont know why i love this picture so much. maybe its her messy hair. or the hopeful look in her eye. you can tell she really loves dancing around the room with her friends. you can tell shes going to continue this for a really long time. that drive and compassion in her eye. its just perfect.
Evgenia Obraztsova as Odette in Bolshoi’s Swan Lake
Photo by Damir Yusupov
I think if they allow her to develop this role she could become such an amazing O/O. Makarova was short and she owned SL. As long as the proportions are there, then the height shouldn’t matter. JMO.
i’ve always been insanely jealous of dancers with beautiful hands
Rehearsal and backstage photos of Dorothée Gilbert from when she performed “The Kingdom of the Shades” act from La Bayadère with Vladimir Shklyarov at the Mariinsky Theatre. Photos (c) James Bort.
costume department of the Royal Opera House.
THEY COME WITH MATCHING EARRINGS
me at la Scala ballet school ;)
Vladimir Vasiliev, 1973.
that was smooth af
Sae-eun Park finished first out of 130 applicants in its annual open competition to get a contract at the Paris Opera Ballet. There was only one spot. Soon after, she competed in the internal concours to finish at the top again to get promoted from quadrille to coryphee (again, there was only one spot open for promotion!).
If you know the Paris Opera Ballet, you know that they rarely admit foreigners, let alone, non-Europeans. It was a huge deal when the Argentinian Ludmila Pagliero became an etoile (literally meaning “star”, the top rank of the Paris Opera Ballet).