Posts tagged ballet.
This picture is doing things to me right now
the angel at which her head is
this black man lifting her head
there’s so much symbolism here for me
some shit I clearly don’t see on my day to day, or have experienced
but it looks like a black man telling a black girl to hold her head up high, and not on some bougie be a lady type bullshit, but on some you are entitled to all the badass you are and you should be proud.
This is beautiful. You rarely see African-American ballerinas, especially ones my age. I would love for my future daughter to continue ballet past her childhood.
if this was the ‘body of a ballerina’ I saw more often, you’d see my ass twirling and plie’ing all over the place
Thing is any body can learn & do ballet. I believe Balanchine played a role in promoting the aesthetic of the long-limbed, emaciated ballerina, but you don’t have to be twiggy to move beautifully.
Pretty Much. I’m pretty sure Margot Fonteyn would’ve been too fat for Balanchine’s aesthetic. Yeah….