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This 9 Month Pregnant Ballerina is Still Dancing

Tuesday 12.24.2013 , Posted by
Mary Helen Bowers 9

Standing in pointe shoes is impressive in itself. Doing it on one leg while 9 months pregnant is unbelievable… until you see these photos. Mary Helen Bowers, who trained Natalie Portman for her ballerina debut in Black Swan, is due to deliver a baby any day now, and has beautifully documented her pregnancy and dance skills on Instagram. The professional dancer began studying at the School of American Ballet in Manhattan as a full scholarship student at age 15. By 16 she was invited to join New York City Ballet, where she was a ballerina for 10 years. [Read more...]

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Pointe Ballet Dancer Dances on Knife Blade Tips on Top of a Baby Grand Piano

Thursday 08.29.2013 , Posted by

1 Javier Pérez: En Puntas 2013

Simply reaching the ability to wear pointe shoes is a huge accomplishment in a dancer’s life, but French ballerina Amelie Segarra takes pointe to the next level in this video performance for an installation art piece by Javier Perez. Wearing pointe shoes with stainless steel knives attaches, Segarra appears to be in excruciating pain as she struggles to do her best to dance atop a baby grand piano. Twirling and screaming, she accomplishes this amazing feat and Barcelona-based artist Javier Perez captures the pure visceral emotion of the achievement. The video was projected in HD blu-ray on a 9′ wall for his latest video installation. [Read more...]

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Taking Ballet To The Streets

Wednesday 09.21.2011 , Posted by

Vihao Pham takes ballet out of the theater and studio, planting it naturally and gracefully in the streets. Each images transforms the urban landscape into something to be played with, enjoyed and danced upon, opening up discussion about how public space is viewed and used in everyday life. [Read more...]

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