Be Forever Graceful Be Forever Graceful



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primaballerina83:

Oksana Skoryk

Our pointe shoes are our instruments. If something’s wrong with my feet, all my mind goes there. I usually have six pairs ready. Soft shoes for one act, stiffer shoes for another, stronger shoes for a variation with a lot of turns.-Nina Ananiashvili
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divastodandelions:

(Source:  sofig.cz, via pinterest /lesliemontoya/)
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petiteballerina:

l wish my body looked like this :*(

her foot 
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firebutterflytapestry:

She may not fit the mold of the idea ballerina, but she chooses to be one of the best dancers in Bolshoi theatre.
Because she is Masha Alexandrova, and she will always be. 
The dancer is realistic. His craft teaches him to be. Either the foot is pointed or it is not. No amount of dreaming will point it for you. This requires discipline, not drill, not something imposed from without, but discipline imposed by you yourself upon yourself. … Your goal is freedom. But freedom may only be achieved through discipline. In the studio you learn to conform, to submit yourself to the demands of your craft, so that you may finally be free.
- Martha Graham (via 13allerina)

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thedailyballet:

Jurgita Dronina in The Sleeping Beauty.
Photo by Angela Sterling.
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petiteballerina:

l wish my body looked like this :*(

her foot