THIS IS SO FUCKING IMPORTANT!
black ballerina excellence
Bolshoi Ballet Academy girls in Don Quixote
Credits to BEK studios
lovely but the wigs just slightly creep me out
When she was around 8 and rehearsing for The Nutcracker, just a few days before the performance she was told, “I’m sorry, you can’t do it. America’s not ready for a black girl ballerina.”
For Michaela, “to say this to an 8-year-old is just devastating. It was terrible.”
When she was 9, a teacher told her mother: “I don’t like to put money into black dancers because they grow up and end up having big boobs and big hips.”
The dancer looked down at her petite figure and protested, “I don’t have boobs. I don’t get it.”
Instead of getting her down, “It makes me more determined,” she said. “Because I’ve been through so much, I know now that I can make it and I can help other kids who have been in really bad situations realize that they can make it too.”
Olivia Cowley and Edward Watson rehearsing Carbon Life
i think her legs are bigger than me
she’s like reptilian
Seriously, look at Steve McRae watching her.
I love them together
I just don’t get how people wear shoes with such a short vamp
Joy Womack in our scalloped lace wrap skirt in diamond; our Markova sweater & our contrast pleated lace skirt.
I had the chance to chat with Joy before the proverbial shit hit the fan (pardon my French). She told me about the difficulties she was facing, and I faced a moment of genuine helplessness at my inability to make things better for her, somehow, someway.
Make no mistake - she is a survivor. But she is ultimately a good-hearted young lady who simply wants to dance to the best of her ability. And the fact of the matter is that the hyper-competitive world of Russian ballet concedes no allowances to good hearts.
Nina Kaptsova in La Esmaralda
Rehearsal and Performance
OMG NO TUMBLR WHAT IS WRONG WITH U!! it out the gifs in the opposite way that I arranged them. It was like rehearsal and performance side by side and tumblr had to go and ruin it…. :( sorry
I STILL LOVE IT
Semyon Chudin Bolshoi Ballet