You' know you've watched too many Ballet videos when you....
Posted 09 July 2009 - 03:53 AM
In other words, many of us old timers may have amassed such big collections and/or our lives have become so busy or complicated that we may not really cherish new videos or dvds as we would have years ago. I remember 1984 or thereabouts when I purchased my first ballet video - Kolpakova in Sleeping Beauty - and I watched the entire thing in one sitting, then many times again, it meant so much. Now I find myself rushing and not savoring as before. Sometimes it's important to go back to those innocent times of quality, not quantity.
Posted 09 July 2009 - 07:52 PM
...or standing in coupe (or once passe) to rest my ankle, or doing a swan ripple of my arm to stretch the tricep and unkink my elbow? And once, unthinking on the street, I did a battement and propped my leg on top of a box/bench/wall/fence? (sorry can't remember what it was but it was higher than my waist if not my shoulder) because I didn't feel like bending over to tie my shoe. Of course someone commented in passing.
RE: turnout: the more tired I am, the more it shows. And even though I cannot go down stairs without turning out, I still managed to almost flatten three old ladies when I tripped. (Did I mention I'm a klutz when not in a studio?)
I haven't managed to hit a rewind button yet, but several times have tried to hit "pause".
Posted 09 July 2009 - 08:20 PM
Posted 09 July 2009 - 10:16 PM
Expand this to include books and I'll raise my hand as well.
Posted 09 July 2009 - 11:52 PM
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Posted 26 July 2009 - 04:53 PM
I can agree with that. I could always use a couple dozen more Giselles.
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