One of the great ballerinas of our time is (sort of) coming out of retirement for one special dance. Alessandra Ferri is also proving age is just a number.
There’s a new routine for ballerinas at the ABT. The dancers bring their dogs to the studio for a little fun and stress relief.
Tattoos and dancers seem at once counter-intuitive (“Swan Lake” and a tramp stamp? Quelle horreur!) and logical (Dancers turn their bodies into art, so…).
For dancers, pointe shoes are a tool, a source of frustration and pain, a symbol of the impossible quest for perfection. And they have an iconology all their own.
The behind-the-scenes world of ballet is rich with possibility: the physical discipline, the moving up the ranks, and the anxiety-ridden backstage scenes.