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crowded shadows
posted on June 29th with 14,821 notes
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strechanadi:

"With Cojocaru the story changes. There is no doubt that she is one of the great actresses of the ballet stage; in fact, she seems to be making up the story as she goes along. One imagines she must be slightly unsettling to dance with, with her spontaneous pauses, glances, and unpredictable reactions. Alongside her febrile, excitable Giselle, Hallberg’s Albrecht took on a different hue. The ballet became less the story of a mutual attraction and more that of a nobleman intrigued by the inner life of a volatile young girl. As for Cojocaru’s Giselle, how could she not fall in love with this blonde idol towering over her? The two seemed to hail, not from different social classes, but from different universes.
Besides her spontaneity, what one notices about Cojocaru is her phrasing, the way she plays with timing, cutting things short or extending them to create a sense of excitement. At this point in her career, there are also aspects of her technique that are less than full-throttle. Her diagonal of hops on pointe, while the other leg traces circles in the air, hardly travels forward. The receding series of beaten jumps that so often creates the illusion of floating backward into space (like a spirit) doesn’t have quite enough force. But she compensates with other aspects: the ultra-legato phrasing of the pas de deux, a series of scurrying bourrées into the wings that make her feet look like a blur. Cojocaru has more than earned the right to pick her battles.”
http://dancetabs.com/2014/06/american-ballet-theatre-giselle-new-york-2/

strechanadi:

"With Cojocaru the story changes. There is no doubt that she is one of the great actresses of the ballet stage; in fact, she seems to be making up the story as she goes along. One imagines she must be slightly unsettling to dance with, with her spontaneous pauses, glances, and unpredictable reactions. Alongside her febrile, excitable Giselle, Hallberg’s Albrecht took on a different hue. The ballet became less the story of a mutual attraction and more that of a nobleman intrigued by the inner life of a volatile young girl. As for Cojocaru’s Giselle, how could she not fall in love with this blonde idol towering over her? The two seemed to hail, not from different social classes, but from different universes.

Besides her spontaneity, what one notices about Cojocaru is her phrasing, the way she plays with timing, cutting things short or extending them to create a sense of excitement. At this point in her career, there are also aspects of her technique that are less than full-throttle. Her diagonal of hops on pointe, while the other leg traces circles in the air, hardly travels forward. The receding series of beaten jumps that so often creates the illusion of floating backward into space (like a spirit) doesn’t have quite enough force. But she compensates with other aspects: the ultra-legato phrasing of the pas de deux, a series of scurrying bourrées into the wings that make her feet look like a blur. Cojocaru has more than earned the right to pick her battles.”

http://dancetabs.com/2014/06/american-ballet-theatre-giselle-new-york-2/

posted on June 27th with 351 notes
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comatoke:

mfjr:

Oil paintings by Alyssa Monks.

THIS IS DONE WITH FUCKING OIL PAINT WHAT THE FUCK THIS IS INCREDIBLE

posted on June 27th with 81,190 notes
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posted on February 5th with 75,955 notes
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saltatio-crudelitatis:

Illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s poems by Edmund Dulac - “The Raven”, “To Helene”, “Alone”, “Lenore”, “To One in Paradise”, “Annabel Lee”

posted on December 22nd with 2,885 notes
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princelindworm:

a young girl mourning her dead bird (detail), jean-baptiste greuze

princelindworm:

a young girl mourning her dead bird (detail), jean-baptiste greuze

posted on December 20th with 2,848 notes
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Herbert James Draper, The Lament for Icarus (1898) (detail)
Herbert James Draper, The Lament for Icarus (1898) (detail)

posted on December 16th with 7,167 notes
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Maybe the wolf is in love with the moon, and each month it cries for a love it will never touch.
—(via psych-facts)
posted on December 5th with 15,386 notes
filed under: words

posted on November 1st with 9,622 notes

nutellaesmerelda:

Animated art gif

nutellaesmerelda:

Animated art gif

posted on October 20th with 471,869 notes

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