We had a long chat with Victor Fung and Anastasia Muravyova, the WDC World Professional Ballroom bronze-medalists the day after they danced the Profes(…)
New Disney themed rings, not Couture brand, but still beautiful.
“The tendency of modern classical ballet to change the measure of degree of the pose, the approach toward what is artistic gymnastics, it’s my opinion that the Vaganova system saves classical ballet from entering into sports, if you understand her system correctly. What is “correctly”? I can explain: No matter how high you lift the leg, each position must be a harmonious composition that incorporates the diagonals of the legs, arms, and the pose of the head. So you have to look very carefully at how high to lift the leg. The requirements of beauty must be harmoniously combined together; if you pay specific attention to the beauty of line, then classical ballet remains ballet even under the changes in the degrees of a position. The line must be logical.”
- Uliana Lopatkina (Vaganova Today by Catherine W. Pawlick)
That makes so much sense.
In my opinion, it is this understanding, and technique that separates ”competition dancers” from great dancers. So many kids can perform a choreographed routine well but fall apart in a class. As impressive as the tricks can be, they should never replace training
this is my goal….and a back walkover…