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Sun Sep 11, 2011, 9:32 AM
Yesterday I was at one of the most amazing shows to date in my life. I saw Swan lake with the Russian state ballet with solo dancers from the Bolshoi ballet. To many that might not mean a thing but they are the most prominent ballet companies in the world. :omg: The role of Odile/Odette (black/white swan) is one (if not THE) hardest parts to dance.

Since I was a little kid I've always been fascinated by ballet. My parents couldn't afford me dancing and I was well too shy to give it a try even if they would have had the money. I did though practice in my own spare time :slow: by standing on my toes, twirling and so on. I even had a poster in a golden frame at the end of my bed of a ballerina bowing. She was what I saw when I woke up and when I went to bed.

When I got a little older I soon realised I wanted to see the Bolshoi ballet perform Swan lake. I dreaded it on tv, I can't watch ballet for a second on tv but live, it devours me. I've seen Cullbergbaletten which is a contemporary ballet company in Sweden - it's been so-so.

Then I got the news that the Russian ballet was coming to my town, I booked without blinking an eye. It was worth it. A dream came true yesterday. I would have never thought it would - nothing is impossible :heart:

With my bohemian dress and long dreads I truly looked out of place at the arena. I think the woman next to me got all her stereotypes crushed, she glanced at me several times during the show when I was the most absorbed in it (leaned forward, misty eyes and open mouth :giggle:)! It was beyond my dreams! The only thing I can complain about is the people handling the light spots - seriously people, stop dreaming and do a proper job :anger: At one time when the "joker" came out to bow when the curtains were down they missed to lit him up :stare:

I asked Gonte to snatch a poster for me after the show. Initially I had thought about taking one of those out on the town but I saw other people snatching them too, I got one with the cast list :aww:

To make my day even better I was called a hippie, when we were going to this hamburger place, by a chick who apparently didn't want the "hippies" to get before her in line so she rushed in and then lied when Gonte asked if she was standing in line :giggle: I don't mind being called a hippie, thanks for the compliment you know :dummy:

Why I love ballerinas
It wasn't until a little while ago that I could actually write down WHY I am so fascinated, below I share my thoughts:
I'm inspired by ballerinas because of the discipline and strength they possess. I am in awe of the work that lies behind each step and each jump. The precision behind every move is beyond words. What they can do with their body and what they go through during the years to make that happen - inspire me.

The power and strength a ballerina possess, specially a prima ballerina assoluta, is something I would love to possess too and channel. The fierceness and fighting spirit within them is something I want to bring forth within me.

I want to be my life's prima ballerina assoluta.


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dance- by Baronique Stretch by PinholeGirl :thumb200677390: Day 168 Contemplate by Sato-photography :thumb253778340: The project by Antram444 Joy by HowNowVihao :thumb214875870:
Ballerina by darkishtar Ballerina Series - Karissa 01 by thewildokinawan Les Sylphides by m-topolska


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Honeykitten Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, Svansjön med den ryska baletten! Det hade verkligen varit något som jag hade velat se också :iconawwloveplz: Vilken upplevelse det måste ha varit, det måste ha varit en underbar kväll :aww:
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petrova Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist
Åh det var det, helt magiskt, till och med scenen var helt fantastisk! :love:
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Honeykitten Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Det kan jag verkligen tänka mig :aww: Och musiken! Oooohh, vad jag vill se den jag med :love:
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m-topolska Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I know what you feel. I've seen Royal Ballet dancing in Covent Garden. I had the cheapest ticket , so I could even see the whole scene, but it was amazing.
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petrova Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist
I had one of the cheapest too and it was perfect, I sat in the middle and I could see the whole stage. Didn't feel I missed out on anything since the ones in the front sat on floor level and some of them didn't see so great I heard :giggle:
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Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You got to see it then!!! Yea! Was it just the coolest thing ever! I love the ballet and need to go see it more often. Awesome, I'm so glad you were able to experience a professional production of Swan Lake. The music, the atmosphere, the dancers!!! Yea! Good for you sweetie! I'm so happy you enjoyed it. I totally agree with the reason you are inspired by them. I feel the very same way. Now you have to see the Nutcracker and Phantom of the Opera! Too bad we live so far apart, it would be a blast to go and see them together! Big hugs! :iconfurryhuggleplz:
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petrova Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist
Oh yes, I don't regret a single moment that I went :dummy: and it would just be so awesome to be able to go with you, indeed!! :tighthug:
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Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yea! :iconfurryglompplz:
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Soulkreig Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow, thats awesome Caja! Glad you had a good time :iconlaplz:
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petrova Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist
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kittykittyhunter Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011   Writer
That's lovely; I'm glad that it was everything you wanted it to be (and more! :D).
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petrova Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist
Me too, it was so amazing :omg:
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m-topolska Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :)
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petrova Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist
:hug:
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Image-inc Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
Many thanks for the feature
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petrova Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist
:hug:
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PinholeGirl Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you :bow: :blowkiss: :hug:
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petrova Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist
:hug:
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Sato-photography Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the feature :D
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petrova Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist
:hug:
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