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.
Aurélie Dupont is a French ballet dancer who performs with the Paris Opera Ballet as an Étoile. She began her career in dance at the age of ten when she entered the Paris Opera Ballet School (L’École de danse de… wikipedia.org
Born: January 15, 1973 (age 41)
Partner: Jérémie Bélingard
Children: Jacques Bélingard
New York City Ballet in Balanchine’s Serenade – aurelie-dupont
Je pense que je vais etre un tannante — aurelie-dupont: Cory Stearns (American Ballet…
Dancing is like dreaming with your feet! ~Constanze
Dancing faces you towards Heaven, whichever direction you turn. ~Terri Guillemets
Dancers are the messengers of the gods. ~Martha Graham
Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals. ~Charles Baudelaire
Dancers are instruments, like a piano the choreographer plays. ~George Balanchine
Prima ballerina assoluta.
Pierina Legnani – the first ballerina ever to be titled prima ballerina assoluta – photographed during her tour of London, 1891. Written on the photo is Signorina Pierina Legnani, Première danseuse assoluta. 15-9-91 – London.
Prima ballerina assoluta is a title awarded to the most notable of female ballet dancers. To be recognised as a prima ballerina assoluta is a rare honour, traditionally reserved only for the most exceptional dancers of their generation. Originally inspired by the Italian ballet masters of the early Romantic ballet, and literally meaning absolute first ballerina, the title was bestowed on a prima ballerina who was considered to be exceptionally talented, above the standard of other leading ballerinas. The title is very rarely used today and recent uses have typically been symbolic, either in recognition of a prestigious international career, or for exceptional service to a particular ballet company. There is no universal procedure for designating who may receive the title, which has led to dispute in the ballet community over who can legitimately claim it. It is usually a ballet company that bestows the title, however some dancers have had the title officially sanctioned by a government or head of state, sometimes for political rather than artistic reasons. Less common is for a dancer to become identified as a prima ballerina assoluta as a result of public and critical opinion.