Monday, April 30, 2012

The "Fish Dive"

The fish dive is a beautiful lift that can be done in any ballet pas de deux. Here are a couple examples of what it looks like. At the end of the video they do a wonderful fish dive!

This is a picture of Osipova and Vasiliev from the Bolshoi Ballet. They are performing the pas de deux in Don Quixote.
Vasiliev and Osipova performing a no handed fish dive from the ballet Don Quixote

Here is a picture from ABT's Sleeping Beauty. The dancers are Alina Cojocaru and Jose Manuel Carreno.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Ballet Wishlist

Here are some of the things I have recently added to my "Ballet Wishlist".

I think this would really help anyone who gets cramps in their feet easily.
Foot Rubz Massager

I LOVE Mirella leotards! They are so beautiful, and they are also very comfortable. I usually don't like halter leotards, but the Mirella ones are so pretty!


I have actually wanted this for a little while now. I think it would really come in handy!
The Video Dictionary of Classical Ballet DVD

Quote of the Week

For my first post, I am going to start with a quote. I will be posting one ballet quote each week on Sunday. Here is this week's quote.

                                        " The vocabulary and manner of classical ballet
                                        express a high order of discipline and restraint,
                                   a sense of harmony with forces larger and more lasting
                                                             than the individual."

                                                                 ~ Marsha B. Siegel