19 June 2011

Beauty and the Beholder

"It is the small imperfections that make a thing beautiful."

Misty Copeland - take note of the super hyper
extended knees.

  I just thought of this phrase on our way home from Sunday lunch. It's true, especially in ballet. It's just the same as "beauty is in the eye of the beholder." Take short torsos for example. A short torso and long legs are the ideal ballet form accompanied by hyper extended knees, arched feet and good flexibility. Try saying that to a non dancer. Freaky.

  I posted a picture of Svetlana Zakharova on my Facebook page, The Balletomane, and one of my friends called her foot "distorted."  Before that I called it beautiful and amazing.

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