Hello from Brazil!introducing myself
Posted 14 July 2008 - 12:06 PM
I'm a 32 years old female former amateur ballet dancer from Brazil.
I've been lurking around this forum for a while and finally decided to register and post.
First of all I'd like to apologize for my english - not my native language - and possible future mystakes.
That said, I'd like to thanks the moderators and who had the wonderful idea of creating this forum!
Itīs the best place to go to learn and understand the fine aspects of the most beautiful art form of all ( in my humble opinion)!
I studied classical ballet for 8 years and danced non professionaly for another 7 ( 3 years in the corps and 4 as a soloist).
I stopped when I graduated from college - I'm a Physical Therapist. Itīs been 9 years now.
Itīs one of the few regrets I have in life and probably I'm just gonna start taking classes again sometime!
In Brazil, dance ( in all it's forms ) is very popular and so is ballet! Well, not as popular as soccer, but every time I go to a ballet recital ( from local or foreign companies) it's full house! Of course we don't have the same access you guys have in Europe or North America: we only have one official repertory ballet company ( that I know of ) and foreign companies just don't tour here often enough! Besides, I don't live in Rio or São Paulo, wich makes things more difficult. But I do have a large and expanding dvd and video collection and try to keep track of everything happening around the world ( the net makes it easy ). It's not the same as if I was able to see it alive, but is better than nothing...
And, I don't believe ballet is dead or dying! Not while there are efforts like this forum around!
Did I say thank you guys yet?
Best wishes for all!
Posted 14 July 2008 - 01:13 PM
Posted 14 July 2008 - 10:20 PM
Anyways, welcome, and if i remember her name, i will be asking you about a brazilian ballerina who was in one of the Miami International Ballet Festivals doing an espectacular Black Swan, with soutees on pointe and everything!
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