Artists of Paris Opera Ballet in Balanchine’s Le Palais de Cristal 1st and 2nd movement
Dancer’s name on the caption
The 3rd gif of blue on the right is so gross that move is horrifying
I’m sorry but what was Balanchine thinking?! Just like Ryan said, I think, what was he thinking when he came up with the claws and what possesses someone to do the most unpleasing movement in a ballet 😂😂😂😷😷
guys come on, please don’t hate on the Balanchine technique!
i know everyone has varying opinions on his technique and style, but for someone who has been trained in the Balanchine technique I think that how he did things was pretty revolutionary and perfect for incorporating the American culture into the ballet world.
he made things jazzier because that was what the culture was pointing towards and he had the dancers trained to move exceptionally quickly because that’s how he saw the American people.
And I understand that the 3rd gif hops on pointe looks kind of gross but still I love whenever we do those in rehearsals.
You may not like the style but still Balanchine was a great choreographer.
And for the record the so called “claws” were originally that way to show off each part of the dancer, including the fact that a dancer has multiple fingers. The claw today has just developed from people going to extremes and others making fun of it.
So please respect the Balanchine technique. There is a lot of hate towards it on tumblr and I just hope that that can stop.
(sorry for the mini rant)
I’m really curious though, since when doing grand plie in second position is gross? Le Palais de Cristal is neo classical ballet, if you actually have seen the ballet in it’s entirety, that movement is actually very musical and quite witty I have to say. Balanchine is one of our most celebrated choreographers because his works are that great. period.