My sister (Devin Lee, aka meetmeinthewillowtree) took these photos of me…
I’m impressed and a little jealous tbh she really has an eye for taking pictures of actual people and I do not
Don’t even care if it’s her name, she doesn’t deserve to be in the same page as Sveta.
I’m gonna have to ask you to stop complaining that you don’t have an exclusive tag to one woman….
Ok what I need to say about this is that my name is Ryan Lee and that one pyromaniac kid in Super 8 is played by an actor also named Ryan Lee. I think I deserve just as much to be in the Ryan Lee tag as he does, because unfortunately I cannot control the fact that I wasn’t named Rachel Lee or Ryan Smith, but Ryan Lee.
Svetlana Zakharova the model deserves just as much to be in the tag as Svetlana Zakharova the prima ballerina. Just because she is not considered by some to be the most important Svetlana Zakharova and I am not considered to be the most important Ryan Lee does not make us any less deserving of being in the tag that literally has our own name on it.
I’m trying to edit that last post to just say “cou de pied” instead of “sur le cou de pied” bc that makes no sense in that context (I added that bit in after I typed it and didn’t read it back) but tumblr app keeps crashing so just 4give me ok there is nothin I can do
Here’s a really mediocre, sub-par rand de jamb. Please don’t be rude; I realize that I have a lot of things to work on. Constructive criticism would be great though!
very nice!!! I would focus on turning out in your rond de jambe—for me this is the ultimate turnout developing combination aside from tendu
For rond de jambe en dehors, try and lead with your heel each time you pass through first. Imagine that your heel will reach its destination before the toe does. With turnout, you pretty much have to be turned out before you even begin a step to use it properly, so think about that heel in your preparation from first position—you’re already there. This all still applies in the reverse, except that the toe leads, etc.
For your passé, I noticed that you have a great straight supporting leg—woo! The only thing is similar to what applies above, you need to be turned out before you even do the step. Here you pulled up to passé and then pushed your working knee back after you were there. Think about pushing that knee back before you even begin to lift that knee. Before your heel even leaves the floor to come up through sur le cou de pied, your knee is thinking about being pushed back. No adjustments should be made once you are in the position.
Great work though!!! Try to let yourself enjoy it a little more, it really makes it easier, at least in my experience—don’t be afraid to make faces of joy or whatever mood you feel rond de jambe makes you feel that day (sometimes I do a sad but passionate rond de jambe, just let it all out man, don’t hold back)
I’m reblogging instead of replying to this for 2 reasons: one being that that would not have fit in a reply and two, THIS IS A VERY USEFUL METHOD FOR ME TO HELP YOU
I cannot tell you how many asks I get about advice on how to be better dancer, but the truth is I can’t truly help you unless I can see you. A video like this really *REALLY* is helpful in helping me help you. Think about it. I will give advice to anyone who posts a video like this and tags me. THANK YOU for doing this, I feel a valuable member of society now
Photo session with the participation of the ballerina of the Mariinsky theatre Oksana Skorik
Photo: Anastasia Torba.
I’m going to see him in le corsaire
Olesya Novikova and Kimin Kim in Mariinsky’s Don Quixote
This was one of the best partnerships in this role that I’ve seen in my life.
That moment in the first gif where she looks at him before going into her penche 😍
her arms were melting and so was my heart