That was one of the reasons my ballet company gave me when they cut my scholarship because I wasn't losing weight as fast as the other girls.
Originally Posted by Mathman
I just remember something Johnny Weir said before that he can't practice quads a lot because it's very hard on his bones because he's smaller or something so I can't really get the connection that you can jump better with a smaller body.
Did that make sense? It's 2 am I should be asleep!
Keeper of the Kweens OGM.
I read it in the mid ninties and it was a very insightful book. I appreciated Elaine Zayak much more after reading it.
Originally Posted by heyang
The standard for ballet has definitely changed--if I'm not mistaken, the desired look currently in vogue now (slender, 'ethereal' long limbs) was ushered in mainly by the famous Anna Pavlova, who was famous for the look of long-limbed fragility she had on stage, no? Before Pavlova, the standard look for ballerinas was a more small, compact body: think someone like Mathilde Kschessinskaya, whose body type resembled the dancers in Degas' paintings.
Originally Posted by Bennett
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