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Post the amazing pictures that inspire YOU! en>fr fr>en
By BerensDancermember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 2110, member since Tue Nov 01, 2005
On Fri Mar 20, 2009 08:47 AM

hey DDN!

i thought it would be cool to share our own favorite, motivating dance pictures! everyone is motivated my something different. post your photos and tell why they mean something to you =]

here are my photos and the reasons!

1. because of that amazing flexability
2. the perfect turnout
3. THE FEET
4. oversplitting my leaps
5. perfect technique
6. more beautiful leapy-ness
7. pretty self explanitory, her leap is to die for
8. amazing muscles and strength

now its your turn =]

g

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re: Post the amazing pictures that inspire YOU! en>fr fr>en
By ballerina2891 Comments: 20, member since Sat Jan 31, 2009
On Fri Mar 20, 2009 09:18 AM
those are beautiful pictures!! i loved them this is such an original post i want to post too but i dont really know how to post pictures here :( can u tell me really quick :) thank you!
re: Post the amazing pictures that inspire YOU! en>fr fr>en
By silverlightbeammember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 102, member since Mon Nov 17, 2008
On Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:13 AM
I like this post- i hope more people add their fave inspirational pictures.

1st because her leap is amazing
2nd because well because- i know its photo edited but still her penchee is amazing
3rd because its what i aspire to
re: Post the amazing pictures that inspire YOU! en>fr fr>en
By lorna_doonemember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1380, member since Tue Sep 12, 2006
On Fri Mar 20, 2009 01:30 PM
It's not a picture, though... =/
www.youtube.com . . .
re: Post the amazing pictures that inspire YOU! en>fr fr>en
By ballet_babe_1member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 672, member since Wed Jun 18, 2008
On Fri Mar 20, 2009 05:36 PM
Love this post :) And the pics you posted are gorgeous ^-^

1. Because it's just plain amazing!
2. Perfect penche!
3. She just looks so pretty and graceful!
4. Beautiful attitude :)
5. Gorgeous attitude
6. Amazing grande jete
7. In this picture, she looks like she's sort of taking a "risk", which my teacher says I need to do more of.
8. Simply amazing.
9. I want to get my splits all the way like this in the center
10. I wish I could do that :)
re: Post the amazing pictures that inspire YOU! en>fr fr>en
By step_at_a_timemember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 303, member since Fri Aug 31, 2007
On Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:37 AM
Edited by step_at_a_time (184871) on 2009-03-21 10:55:38
Mine are for various reasons... and I have a lot of photos which inspire me!

1- Alone on a stage... need I say more?
2- His look, her pose.. held and yet looking away.
3- Just one of those moments of beauty and artistry where nothing needs to be said to tell the story
4- Controlled abandon, and in the moment. The spirit of dance, to me.
5- Again, more spirit. And I love Alessandra. I love the placement of ballet in the middle of a city life.
6- Lines, beauty, trust, above the world in the air
7- Precision, strength... for some reason has a "goddess worship" factor to it for me.
8- Poignant, ethereal, a work of art
9- Another moment. Air. Loss of control and handing over to fate and gravity. Freedom and going with.
10- Wonderful lighting, but for the expression on her face... such a feeling of release and honesty.

These are the reasons I dance.
Those moments. Those feelings. Those connections.

YouTube clips that inspire me:

Tamara Rojo & Carlos Acosta balcony pdd... I've never seen such chemistry between a Romeo and Juliet as with this couple. Really young, tender, passionate love and adoration. Falling fast and deeply and the initial bliss that comes with it.. along with the nervousness and adrenaline.
www.youtube.com . . .

And nothing breaks my heart as much as this (this version). That moment.. that split second when she realises he is dead. And then.. I can almost hear her screaming "no" into the universe and it's all too late. It's all gone wrong. It wasn't supposed to happen like that, they were due a happy ending and half of her heart has just left the world.
Tamara final scene
www.youtube.com . . .
re: Post the amazing pictures that inspire YOU! en>fr fr>en
By step_at_a_timemember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 303, member since Fri Aug 31, 2007
On Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:51 AM
Yes, there are more.
I tried to cut them down to as few as I could, but couldn't choose between them.

1- Simple elegance.
2- Archetypal dancing and artistry
3- Softness, delicacy, emotive expression.. I can feel the breeze on my own skin when I look at it.
4- How can such a simple image evoke so many feelings and themes and stories and thoughts? (Re:archetypal dancing...)
5- Another of those moments. Getting lost in the dance.
6- Beautiful lines, joy, the compulsion we have to dance
7- Introverted dancing. Moments alone and inside of ourselves. Hidden meanings. Solitude in performance. (Like my first photo in my previous post... a big theatre, and all alone... but alone whether or not the audience is in.)
8- Beauty. Poignant again and how a dancer can break your heart in one move. Tradition and old-school romantic ballets.
9- Lines, looks, togetherness. Something special captured.

YouTube clips of Alessandra Ferri:

Ferri & Corella R&J - Beautiful beyond words. She is the quintessential Juliet for me.
www.youtube.com . . .

Now *this* is why I dance. To me this is perfection.
Alessandra Juliet's Variation:
www.youtube.com . . .

So very sad. A broken spirit when she knows it is over. Trapped. Fate. Doomed. The "technique" and finishes fall away to leave a re-enactment without love.
Alessandra Juliet's Bedroom with Paris:
www.youtube.com . . .

I watch these things and I have to put my shoes on and dance in my living room.

But I know inspiration is different for everyone.
re: Post the amazing pictures that inspire YOU! en>fr fr>en
By irenie_poomember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 4196, member since Mon Oct 09, 2006
On Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:09 PM
Image hotlink - 'http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb223/irenie_poo/Bayview%20School%20of%20Ballet/Variations%20and%20Solos/paquita.jpg'
I love this photo because she trained at my ballet school and she didnt need to go to a big audition school to look like this

Image hotlink - 'http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb223/irenie_poo/Eleonora%20Abbagnato/abbagnato.jpg'
Her back is so strong!

Image hotlink - 'http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb223/irenie_poo/Maria%20Kowroski/mariasarabesque.jpg'
Just all together enchanting

Image hotlink - 'http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb223/irenie_poo/National%20Ballet%20Of%20Canada/Tanya%20Howard/tanya-howard.jpg'
OMG the legs!

Image hotlink - 'http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb223/irenie_poo/Svetlana%20Zakharova/revelation.jpg'
Image hotlink - 'http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb223/irenie_poo/Svetlana%20Zakharova/futureambition.jpg'
Image hotlink - 'http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb223/irenie_poo/Svetlana%20Zakharova/barr.jpg'
Image hotlink - 'http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb223/irenie_poo/Svetlana%20Zakharova/svetlanaspagat.jpg'
Image hotlink - 'http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb223/irenie_poo/Svetlana%20Zakharova/SvetlanaZakharovainswanlake.jpg'
Image hotlink - 'http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb223/irenie_poo/Svetlana%20Zakharova/SvetlanaZakharova.jpg'
The flexibility, turnout, arches and just all together beauty

Image hotlink - 'http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb223/irenie_poo/The%20Vertiginous%20Thrill%20of%20Exactitude/TheVertiginousThrillofExactitude-1.jpg'
The fluidity of this photo is amazing!

There we go :)
re: Post the amazing pictures that inspire YOU! en>fr fr>en
By BerensDancermember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 2110, member since Tue Nov 01, 2005
On Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:26 PM
awsome guys! im really glad you all posted, its so interesting to see what drives other dancers to be amazing =]

keep posting! :)

g
re: Post the amazing pictures that inspire YOU! en>fr fr>en
By hope23 Comments: 369, member since Sun Dec 28, 2008
On Tue Mar 24, 2009 07:22 PM
1. I don't really know, it just describes those couple moments before going onstage.
2. The box splits.
3. Leap.
4. How amazing would it be to dance in that studio?
5. The letting go and just dancing.
6. Amazing side battement.
7. Front extension and arches.
Those are my two cents. By the way, amazing idea.
re: Post the amazing pictures that inspire YOU! en>fr fr>en
By longlivedancemember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 469, member since Wed Aug 01, 2007
On Thu Mar 26, 2009 02:12 AM
the passion involved in them all is just immense.
and thats what i think makes an inspiring picture, you can see how much the dancers live for this.

LLD
re: Post the amazing pictures that inspire YOU! en>fr fr>en
By zebraobsession Comments: 82, member since Fri Feb 13, 2009
On Fri Mar 27, 2009 02:06 PM
1) I just think it's beautiful
2) Gorgeous, reminds me of that amazing feeling of being onstage
3) I just think of passion
re: Post the amazing pictures that inspire YOU! en>fr fr>en
By ballet_babe_1member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 672, member since Wed Jun 18, 2008
On Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:43 AM
Ok, I'm posting again :)

1. I'ts just a Beautiful picture!
2. She has such a lovely arabesque :)
3. Her attitude is just so perfect!
4. Her grande jete is so amazing :D
5. She looks gorgeous and so passionate (like the icon says ^-^ )
6. This icon is just insane- look at her flexible back! :O
7. Such an amazing leg-hold :D
8. She just looks so passionate :)

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