Photographer Gaia Putrino
Photographer Gaia Putrino
Today was the big day! I performed my solo with a hint of classical ballet. I was the third to perform, with my piece “Heaven on earth”. The music was by Beyonce, a song called Ave Maria. I am very happy after today.
Yesturday was the long waited for spring show in Loviisa. Here comes just some clips of it. I participated in the number below.
I am not naturally flexible, so I need to do a lot of work that I am even somewhat flexible.
I remeber being 11 when I first started stretching, and I hated it. I just wanted to get the splits, but I hadn’t any patience so therefore nothing happend.
In this day I have started to learn to like stretching. My body really is craving constant stretching. It makes me feel good, to stretch. I currently can go into splits when I’m warm, and much improvement has happend since I was 11. The key to flexibility is patience, you can never start from zero and force yourself into a split.
The truth is that I’ve always wanted to dance ballet when I was a kid. I begged my mother to take me to ballet, but I think there was no classes arranged back then. So I pretty much forgot about it for some years. I started high school, and I really craved for beginning ballet, but was too afraid to make the thought into action. It wasn’t until I saw a notice, that a beginner ballet class was arranged in my hometown when i participated the first time. That was about five years ago.
So why do I love ballet? actually, I do like everything about it. I love the hard work, that it is not easy, I love the typical classical music, the leotards, thights and skirts, I love the french names of all the movements, I love how beautiful it is done correctly, aswell as the beauty of pointe-shoes. Its also really hard muscle work, and requires flexibility. I also love to learn and to perform. No matter if its center or barré work, it’s so much fun. I love the feeling you get when you’re in class doing just a simple plié. I love the challenges of different movements, such as pirouettes and jumps. I love that ballet is versatile.
I think ballet is something I will do for many years to come, since it’s the most pleasant hobby I’ve had in my life. To dance.
This foto was taken just before ballet class. I have to be honest, today I felt like I just wanted to stay in bed and watch TV, instead of going to class. Most of the time I cannot wait for each ballet class, since I love it so much! Today was one of those days, you know, they come every now and then.. You just feel tired and unmotivated. But, still – I went to class, and it was a wonderful class we had today. I enjoyed every bit of it. We did a lot of choreo, some barre and center work. Thuesday’s classes are never easy, since it’s kind of an advanced class, and our teacher really challenges us. Of all the four times I go to class, this is without a doubt the hardest one, but I really really like this class.
Hope you all are feeling well.