Allyssa Bross, Kenta Shimizu & LAB Ensemble in George Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes; Photo: Reed Hutchinson
can we talk about how balanchine made the original murica joke
somedays I seriously consider quitting but then other days I’m all like “BALLET IS LIFE. IM GONNA PLANK FOR 7 MINUTES. MY LEG WILL STRETCH PAST MY EAR BY TOMORROW. LISTENING TO ROMEO AND JULIET WHILE I DRIVE TO PILATES. MEMORIZING COMPANY MEMBERS AND THEIR UPCOMING ROLES. YOUTUBE. SVETA.”
lol remember this guys
Semyon being Semyon
(Source: jaredeuriarte, via dancingwithbelugawhales)
Alina Somova in The Sleeping Beauty
The director of this summer intensive that I’m at had it out for me today and literally broke me down until I cried.
I’m trained by Russians and I NEVER cry.
So you know it was bad.
Yuri Smekalov & Anastasia Kolegova in Emeralds from Balanchine’s Jewels
Students of the Paris Opera Ballet School
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