beyond beauty

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Year 2014 collection.“Swan Lake’ is the most difficult thing to portray for a female ballet dancer; it really requires such specific qualities of articulation, agility, strength, and the arm work is something that takes a lot of training.” Benjamin Millepied

Sometime ago I was looking for a Swan Lake ballet video and ended up seeing one performed by a Chinese ballet which company name I did not even retained and I did not watch at it more than a minute. The reason was because they mixed acrobacy twists with the ballet elegances. Both have their place, both can be elegant, both can be appreciated, both have their value but should never be mixed because swan’s white feathered grace and their smooth curved neck is a beauty can only be copied by ballerinas not acrobats.

//jb.11march2015