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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.

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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 cuteness.

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Plié, plié, and grand plié.

The Brooklyn Ballet is literally dancing in the streets.

「何でも他の人と同じようにできるのに、どうして別扱いを受ける必要があるんですか」

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.

"Ballet dancers don't train 7+ hours a day, 7 days a week, to be represented by Kendall Jenner and her dodgy feet."

As we try to make sense of this week, we look back at 10 photo essays about activists, athletes, inmates, and refugees.

We really do have a language of our own.

"Ballet" is only one letter away from "baller". (H/t Homegrown)

Il faut beaucoup de force pour avoir l'air aussi délicat.

It takes a lot of strength to look this delicate.

"All the happiness came out on her jacket."

SIIIIII.

«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.

Glitter. So much glitter.

Because peach is not nude for ~everyone~.

"Attempting to change the mind and shape of dancers."

Putting the ~baller~ in ballerina.

"I NEED IT."

And on to 2nd position...and bounce.

Cute

Pointe shoes and puppies. OMG.

BALLET. BEAUTY. BADASS LADY.

Le photographe Rick Guest veut montrer «le sacrifice nécessaire» des danseurs professionnels.

Photographer Rick Guest lays bare the hidden strengths of professional dance.

Definitely the most productive way to deal with a layover.

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There's no business like show business.

"I want to be taut like a string."

Fifteen years after his performance as Charlie in the beloved ballet drama, Sascha Radetsky is taking audiences behind the red curtain once more with Starz’s gritty Flesh and Bone.

After 14 years in soloist purgatory and two years of frustrating injuries, Stella Abrera became the first Filipina-American principal dancer in the history of American Ballet Theatre. And she's just getting started.

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Let's dance.

"It's kind of disappointing to have one's career peak in your mid-twenties and have it be a downhill slide since," the star of 10 Things I Hate About You, Drive Me Crazy, and Center Stage tells BuzzFeed News.

Straight Outta Conservatory.

God bless you, Roberto Bolle. God bless the male body and also tights.

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.

Win

"This will decimate an entire generation of independent artists."

Arabesque! That's a good boy.

YOU BETTA WERK!

Fifteen years later, it still looks like Jody Sawyer made the right choice.

"Is it just like Center Stage?!"

Without them in your life, what's the pointe?

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