For me, ballet is one of the most graceful things …. but so hard to capture – so I have to use one of my favorite paintings, by the Danish painter Grena Wegener.
“The Ballerina Ulla Poulsen in the Ballet Chopiniana, Paris” from 1927. To be able to finish the painting in time .. she asked her husband Einar to put a stocking and ballet shoe on one of his legs and hold the ballerina dress in front of him. One of the strongest scenes from the movie “The Danish Girl”. The image was taken at Arken Museum of Modern Art, Denmark in March 2016.
… and a pair of ballet shoes and two tulle dresses that I saw in a shop window in Stockholm a couple of years ago. And image from 2015 Vienna New Year’s Concert taken off my TV’s screen.
In May will I enjoy and delight myself with the “Swan Lake” at Malmö Opera …. my favorite ballet – the music cloud I have chosen for this post – is music from the ballet “Giselle”, music by Adolphe Adam that was premiered in Paris June 1841 and it was also the first ballet I saw alive in 1968, 20 years old.
I wish you a lovely weekend.
“Ballet is like dreaming on your feet.”