Ray

Ballet Parody

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"I really love expressing expressions."

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And the original that's being parodied, an ad that has had ballet teachers and institutions calling out the lack of technique and training all across social media:

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The first time I saw this (the original) I was utterly convinced that it was a joke.

I must admit that I was quite shocked to discover that, no, probably the people who made it were serious! :o

The parodies are wonderful.

I do feel sorry for the original model, who surely did her best and had no idea what she was getting herself into.

(I also think the text was NOT her own)

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"When I feel extra expressionist I want the world to feel all the expressions I'm expressing.." happy.pnghappy.png

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and then ...

Please tell me that this one is a joke too. At this point.....I can't tell!

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It is so hard for real dancers to fake physical ignorance... I love that last one but it's obviously anbody trying hard to make mistakes, not one oblivious to them...

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My favorite parody of the original advertisement which I _thought_ was a parody is this one:

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The last one reminded me of the So You Think You Can Dance auditioners who are highlighted every year and told to take lessons, and they're almost always guys. I thought it was real at first, but it turned out to be a double parody.

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This was full of throwaway moments -- I particularly enjoyed the swiveling 4th position around :25.

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In the very firsts video linked (firsts post), the best part for me is the end. An elaborate preparation for a pirouette followed by the final triumphant pose, but without the actual pirouette. Worthy of Carol Burnett, Dawn French, and other great ballerina wannabes.

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The problem with these is keeping a straight face when seeing the original. I recently had to beat down visions of Amelia's drunk ballerina scene from "The Turning Point" during PNB's recent "Giselle" run.

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Mumbling my favorite line from "The Turning Point" - "Once more, with no feeling please." innocent.gif

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