Sunday, August 15, 2010

Ballerinas in NYC



If any of you have been to a ballet, or are a ballerina yourself, you'll know how elegant and beautiful the art and sport is. I only wish professional ballerinas would get as much attention as other arts or sports, you never hear about a ballerina in the news do you? Being a ballerina myself, I know first hand that ballet takes a lot of practice, flexibility, coordination, and focus to be good.
But its all worth it. I love dancing.

These next photographs are taken by Dane Shitagi, throughout eight years, trying to capture the essense of the ballerina herself as a person, not as a dancer, with New York City as his backround.

(I'm going to do six parts of these photos because there's so many. Each part will be a post -- I'll spread them out over the week or so with other posts mixed in -- so stay tuned!)



my personal favorite (above)










13 comments:

Lily ♥ said...

I AM SO FREAKING JEALOUS. You have no idea how much I've always wanted to be one!! I used to take ballet when I was really little (I don't even remember it) but I quit and I'm soo mad at my parents for letting me quit! You are so right, people should talk more about dance, I mean all you hear on the news is football or hockey but this is such a gorgeous sport and art that it should be right up there with those sports! You are SO LUCKY. ♥

jasmine said...

thanks for your comment - i live in taiwan, not china, but close (: and ohhh gosh i love ballerinas, it was also my dream to be one when i was younger but never got around to it. embrace your passion!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Love these photographs and I am really enjoying your blog- and your style of writing-

Great to 'meet' you.

chelsea rebecca said...

those photographs are incredible!
i've always wanted to be a ballerina!! so wonderful!

Renee said...

ballet has got that amazing "fragile" grace that has always fascinated me!
I will definitely be looking forward for the other 5 posts

Murphy said...

I totally agree with you- ballerinas don't get enough credit for the amount of work they have to do. The skill required is amazing!

I did highland dancing for 15 years, I'm a proper Scottish lass :)

shannonnatasha said...

Amazing photos! I especially love the one that's also your favourite :)

Also glad I made you happy haha

b-b-barbara said...

oh my god, those photos are wondrous! Thank you for sharing, friend! x

Lulu and the Locket said...

beautiful photography, I love the softness of the ballerinas juxtaposed with the hardness of the urban landscape! xx

Vanessa said...

Amazing photos! Really

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Krystal said...

these are beyond cool

Jen said...

I didn't know you were a ballerina! How cool! These photos are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing :)

Kate said...

these pictures are great, i like your blog, think I'l follow and keep checking out the ballet pictures, as well as the rest!
I used to do Ballet, but i started very late (when I was about 16) so i found it quite difficult, then I had to have a foot operation so my pointe shoes now star at me from my wardrobe door handle... :-/
I agree though, I love watching ballet, it is a great art and sport!
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