I WANT TO SEE EMOTION

ryanishka:

Olya wears supple shanks toooo :’)

(Source: kristinashapran, via russianpointegirl)

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bewbin:

you always gotta keep your opponent on their toes. unless your opponent is a ballerina, that is where they are most powerful 

(via the-life-of-my-pointe-shoes)

stephenknollnewyork:

Imagine a white void, floating and futuristic, framed by a massive portal that offers both containment and access for ten dancers. In that whiteness, the only sources of visual respite are the skin tones of the dancers and the subtle hues of their costumes.

That is the concept behind choreographer Wayne McGregor’s Chroma. The ballet explores one of the definitions of the word “chroma”: freedom from white. In this serene-seeming, private world, the dancers move in ways that are searching, desperate, raw, sexual, violent.

The effect is to glorify the body, showing us its extremes and a beauty that’s almost beyond anything human.

Anna Tikhomirova and Artem Ovcharenko in Wayne McGregor´s  “Chroma” — Bolshoi Ballet

photos by Alexey Yakovlev and Leonid Shultz

(via adore-ballet)

passionatedancing:

smolyanynova:

"Лебединое озеро" (июль 2014)

Ольга Смирнова, Семён Чудин, Артемий Беляков

Фотограф Stephanie Berger

it’s so beautiful 

(via standlikeaballerina)