Spinning dancer gif
If the dancer spins to the right (clockwise) you are primarily right-brained; if she spins to the left (counter-clockwise) you are primarily left-brained.
See if you can make her spin in the opposite direction by focusing your thoughts differently or changing how you focus on the image itself.
Watch the dancers of America Ballet Theatre in these six stunning GIFs showing off their expert technique and the company’s repertory from the past 75 years.isty Copeland in Sleeping Beauty
Misty Copeland, soloist, performs an arabesque from Sleeping Beauty, staged by American Ballet Theatre Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie after Marius Petipa’s original choreography.
Gillian Murphy in Swan Lake
Principal dancer Gillian Murphy performs the role of Odette, the Swan Queen in the classic Swan Lake. To provide a sense of what a ballerina’s entire work day is like, Murphy documented a day in the week leading up to the American Ballet Theatre’s 75th anniversary season. See how many dances she rehearsed, the meals that fueled her day, and more in the ballet dancer’s journal.
Daniil Simkin in Everything Doesn’t Happen at Once
Daniil Simkin, principal dancer, was filmed performing sections of Benjamin Millepied’s Everything Doesn’t Happen at Once (2009). The dancing is so athletic and graceful at once that we want to share two sections.
Simkin dances and speaks about the quest for perfection in ballet in this film outtakefrom American Ballet Theatre: A History.