Some of you may know that my dream as a little girl was to become a ballerina. Also a doctor and a singer, too many carrer dreams, all at once, I know, but my biggest dream was to dance ballet. Since I was little, I inherited that passion from my mom.
The grace, the beauty all together, is hidden behind a lot of work, years of sacrifices and humiliations. All the starvation, all the pain, real physical pain, all the counted calories- it doesn’t give you a boost of confidence, that`s for sure.
As I see it now – this is a sacrifice, that only few people accept it and go along with it. For what, you might wonder?!
For that joy in people`s faces when they see a woman, moving like a feather on stage, a woman that without any wings- can literally fly and they make it seem so simple out there; for that dream of young girls, who want to become, not a doctor, not a teacher or even a supermodel, but a BALLERINA.
Well, in the end I didn`t fulfill my childhood dream to become a ballerina (captain obvious) but at least I felt like a ballerina in these photos, and being near the place that created stories on stage.
Below there are some recomandation, for those of you who are interested to see the other side of ballet.
TV mini-series: Flash and Bone (2015)
And a documentary that I really loved, it’s in russian with english subtitles
(I will tell you, maybe some other time, about my recent pasion for latin dances)That is all for today and remember: “To dance in any forms- is living”
I am wearing:
Faux fur & shirt: Zara
Cashmere overcoat: United Colors of benetton
Location; National Opera Bucharest
Photos: Dalina Andrei