Observing the ballerina’s dance, it seems as if earth’s gravity does not effect her.
If the dancer left the scene with footprints from the pointe shoes, they would look like an infinite number of dots. This apparent ease is the result of hard work over many years.
Behind the imaginary easeness there is the hellish labor of dancers and their partners.
As spectators we see only one side of the ballet – beautiful and light, but the ballet is a whole universe.
Diligence, discipline and sacrifice are the components of the successful performance of the ballet dancers.
All suffering, pain and tears remain behind the scenes, in the dressing rooms and rehearsal rooms.
On stage, the viewer should see only an easy and unconstrained action.
The career of a professional ballerina is not long-term, because ballet is a real health challenge, it is heavier than many sports.
Their path begins at a young age. It’s endless stretch marks, pain from which causes a darkening in the eyes.
The average person has soft legs, but the ballerina’s feet do not yield to the leg of the chair in hardness. The muscles of her legs are strong and hardy. After all, they need to keep the body weight on a patch of pointe shoes with an area of not more than two square centimeters.
Legs of dancers and ballet dancers are very strong, but they are also the most vulnerable part of the body, because they are exposed to unprecedented loads and injuries. This side of the medal is not visible to the viewer, these are “tears that are invisible to the world.”
Have you noticed how the ballerin’s feet are arched? Do you think this is easy? Not at all! To achieve the desired result, the artists spend many hours sometimes using special instruments that are affectionately called “exercise machines”, although in reality it is more like a real torture tool.
Having developed a foot you can do it like this – stand on the very-very tips of your toes without help.
However, for this purpose it is still necessary to properly train the gastrocnemius muscle: this is how it looks in a strained form.
Stretching and bruising is a frequent component of training, rehearsals and performances.
Sometimes in the dressing room you can see the following picture.
But most of all it goes to the toes of the ballerina – they are constantly traumatized, rubbed, broken, tucked.
The feet lose their original appearance.
Ballerinas are forced to forget about open shoes.
But if the ballet really “sinks” into your soul, then you will not stop by anything.
After all, ballet is the only kind of art in the world that possesses indescribable beauty, grace, plasticity in maximum manifestation.
Ballet dancers are worthy of respect.
Someone can sympathize them, but the ballet dancers really love what they do.
They consciously chose this way, dedicated their lives to ballet, this amazing kind of scenic art.
And true admirers of the ballet are grateful to them for their work.