Monday, August 18, 2008

Monday Ballet Monday: A Beautiful Tragedy

Wherein class starts again this week Luckily it's nothing like this






Clips from the ballet documentary A Beautiful Tragedy:
The Perms Order of Honour Choreographic School lies far east in Russia, close to Siberia, and is one of the most renowned schools in the world. Of five hundred children selected for the annual audition at the school, only 30 are accepted. To get a place in the school the body has to be perfect: each part of the body is given marks, 5 is perfection. Then they look to see how supple the girls are, stretching their small bodies in every direction. Most of the girls spend 9 years at this school, sacrificing their youth and suffering unbearable pain - only to realize that their dream will not come true.

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