prosthetic-dance:

Anastasia Kolegova in Apollo

prosthetic-dance:

Anastasia Kolegova in Apollo

stephenknollnewyork:

Imagine a white void, floating and futuristic, framed by a massive portal that offers both containment and access for ten dancers. In that whiteness, the only sources of visual respite are the skin tones of the dancers and the subtle hues of their costumes.

That is the concept behind choreographer Wayne McGregor’s Chroma. The ballet explores one of the definitions of the word “chroma”: freedom from white. In this serene-seeming, private world, the dancers move in ways that are searching, desperate, raw, sexual, violent.

The effect is to glorify the body, showing us its extremes and a beauty that’s almost beyond anything human.

Anna Tikhomirova and Artem Ovcharenko in Wayne McGregor´s  “Chroma” — Bolshoi Ballet

photos by Alexey Yakovlev and Leonid Shultz

ryanishka:

danceistolivetoliveistodance:

everlytrue:

[by Elisa Bricker]

So this is my friend…

where do you livewhere is this beautiful place

ryanishka:

danceistolivetoliveistodance:

everlytrue:

[by Elisa Bricker]

So this is my friend…

where do you live

where is this beautiful place

strechanadi:

Marine et Mathieu Ganio

Pres de toi

photo: K. Okada

yoiness:

Marat Daukayev and Nadezhda Pavlova
"Giselle"

yoiness:

Marat Daukayev and Nadezhda Pavlova

"Giselle"

artistic-adolescence:

My beautiful teacher and I ♡

artistic-adolescence:

My beautiful teacher and I ♡

books0977:

Lauren Cuthbertson in La Valse. Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, October 2010. Photograph by John Ross.
The whole work employs a favourite Ashton motif in the tenacious acceleration of the ensemble movement, which is superbly whipped along by the galloping tempo of Barry Wordsworth’s baton. It provided the opportunity to welcome back a radiant Lauren Cuthbertson, after a long absence through illness.

books0977:

Lauren Cuthbertson in La Valse. Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, October 2010. Photograph by John Ross.

The whole work employs a favourite Ashton motif in the tenacious acceleration of the ensemble movement, which is superbly whipped along by the galloping tempo of Barry Wordsworth’s baton. It provided the opportunity to welcome back a radiant Lauren Cuthbertson, after a long absence through illness.

kameliendame:

A World Stage

Dancers of the Royal Ballet

giftedfool:

Edward Watson and Lauren Cuthbertson and? Royal Ballet Copyright and photo by Tom Allen for Harpers Barzar UK 2014

giftedfool:

Edward Watson and Lauren Cuthbertson and? Royal Ballet
Copyright and photo by Tom Allen for Harpers Barzar UK 2014

strechanadi:

laceribbonsandpirouettes:

Alina Cojocaru as the Sugarplum Fairy

Alina Cojocaru, Johan Kobborg 
Nutcracker

strechanadi:

laceribbonsandpirouettes:

Alina Cojocaru as the Sugarplum Fairy

Alina Cojocaru, Johan Kobborg 

Nutcracker

ilearnedtodance:

Sylvie Guillem in Grand Pas Classique  Photo © John R. Johnsen

ilearnedtodance:

Sylvie Guillem in Grand Pas Classique
Photo © John R. Johnsen

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