The Nutcracker isn’t just a classic; it’s historically how ballet companies make about 50% of their yearly revenue. We look at the dance over the years.
Catch me dancing 'round the living room, pretending to be Jody from Centre Stage.
Center Stage was both a fantasy and a nightmare.
You've got talent!
Lights, camera, dance!
Dancing and food? Count me in!
If your score is on point, your life is on pointe!
And a 5, 6, 7, 8!
Time to raise the barre.
"I'm in total awe of this. At this point in my pregnancy my husband had to help me groom in the shower."
Las consecuencias de un año de #MeToo nos llevan a preguntarnos cómo puede el ballet convertirse en algo menos dañino para las mujeres y sus cuerpos, y quién debe involucrarse para llevar a cabo esos cambios.
The fallout from a year of #MeToo forces us to ask how ballet can become less damaging to women and their bodies, and who needs to be included to make that change.
I'm sure you're dying to avocad-know.
With a baby in his arms, no less!
And look at how thin her clothes were!
The Brooklyn Ballet is literally dancing in the streets.
It's not exactly on pointe.
Five women take on the challenge of training like professional dancers for a month under the guidance of choreographer Robert Gilstrap and Beyonce’s backup dancer Jermeel Hewitt.
"I do expect that I am about to be in for a world of pain."
After going public with allegations against her instructor, ballerina Lissa Curtis was unwittingly —and uncomfortably — thrust into the role of a spokesperson for sexual assault survivors. What her struggles offstage reveal about coming forward in 2016.
As we try to make sense of this week, we look back at 10 photo essays about activists, athletes, inmates, and refugees.
"Ballet" is only one letter away from "baller". (H/t Homegrown)
Il faut beaucoup de force pour avoir l'air aussi délicat.
"All the happiness came out on her jacket."
«Ce que j'ai vu, c'est la force de plusieurs femmes en train de faire quelque chose qu'elles aiment. La façon dont elles dansent montre qu'elles font du ballet», a dit un internaute sous la vidéo vue plus de 3 millions de fois.
Because peach is not nude for ~everyone~.
"Attempting to change the mind and shape of dancers."
And on to 2nd position...and bounce.
BALLET. BEAUTY. BADASS LADY.
Le photographe Rick Guest veut montrer «le sacrifice nécessaire» des danseurs professionnels.
Definitely the most productive way to deal with a layover.
"I want to be taut like a string."
Straight Outta Conservatory.
La ballerine est devenue la première danseuse étoile noire de l'American Ballet Theatre de New York.
The 32-year-old ballerina has been with the dance company since 2000.
"This will decimate an entire generation of independent artists."
Arabesque! That's a good boy.
Featuring drunk dudes talking about their cats, a baby flexing, and dogs eating peanut butter in slow motion.
An awesome reminder to dance to the beat of your own drum... or in this case, piano.
Un nouveau documentaire montre les rouages d'une célèbre usine située à Londres.
No excuses, shimmy like a champ.
Time to tap into your undiscovered genius.
Ballet is totally metal.
Legendary choreographer Pina Bausch died unexpectedly only 2 days before filming of PINA was set to begin in 2009, but through their grief her dancers created this loving tribute to Pina's incredible life and work. The 3D film has quietly begun trickling into U.S. theaters with hopes for wider release in 2012.
Just wait until the next video where the chipmunk goes all "Black Swan"