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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Ballet dancers in super slow motion

Have you seen this video? Two dancers from Staatsballett Berlin are shown in slow motion at 1000 frames per second, to the song Radiohead's Everything in Its Right Place. I actually danced ballet in junior high and high school, and it's a super precise athletic endeavor that's a million times harder than it looks. (Plus, the teachers are terrifying!) Bravo, beautiful dancers! xoxo

(Via Swissmiss)

70 comments:

Anna said...

I dream of living in Berlin. So many brilliant people live there. It's like an unspoken hub of cool! & of course, I'm a bias au pair. ; )

xoxo

Katie said...

so beautiful.

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Stephanie said...

This is amazing. They are so precise. Great song too. xx

Justine said...

This is amazing. Ballet looks incredibly hard. When I was younger I definitely wanted to be a ballerina. Honestly, I still do. ha.

Sandhya said...

Aww, sorry to hear that your teachers were terrifying! Mine have always been very nice! This is beautiful, you can really see their good technique.

Amy said...

watching it in slow motion is even more beautiful than real-time. Stunning!

Anne said...

Perfection! *applause*

mommaruthsays said...

Gorgeous.
Just today I was watching the final scene from "Center Stage" just for fun (not that it in any way compares to this) I just love a good ballet scene ;)

Sarah Carlson said...

Gorgeous! I, too, danced ballet. This is so phenomenal! They're precision and grace is unbelievable. My jaw actually dropped watching this!

HiLLjO said...

I was lucky enough to have a very lovely teacher growing up as a mini-ballerina.

I love the music; this video reminds me of Vitalic's video for "Birds" with slow-motion dogs.

megan said...

Anna, you should be (a bit) lucky not living in Berlin. I wanted to watch this video but because of the music rights Germany won't let me. Bohoo! I was so excited because I have seen it floading around on several blogs, so it must be a really pretty video!

Jessica said...

I am obsessed with this video. The slow motion really lets you appreciate the form of the moving body. I watched it all day today and yesterday, and how perfect is that radiohead song accompaniment.

Not so esoteric said...

Ack! So beautiful. I feel ashamed of being slumped over on my computer watching this.

Vera said...

Hauntingly beautiful.
Everything in Its Right Place is one of my favourite songs.

Love.
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Lauren Michelle said...

That was so awesome. I took ballet for seven years, and while it wore me out and gave my toes a lot of grief, it was my favorite style of dance.

Amelia Meena said...

Geez, louise, those are some talented and athletic dancers! Their bodies are so impressively trained- it almost looks like the camera moves around them instead of the other way around.

Whitney said...

Wow, this is amazing!

Hannah said...

I take ballet, and I love this because you can really see the alignment and how the dancers move through one of the five positions with every step. Gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!

Molly said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Tabitha said...

So precise and beautiful!
Lovely.

Allie said...

Gorgeous! I have even more appreciation for ballet now. Thanks!

Firenze said...

Amazing, I love ballet!!

xoxo

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Gaia• Illustration said...

I did ballet for ten years...Yes, harder than it looks indeed. And ditto on the terrifying teachers! But I still get a bit wistful when I watch things like this. Just gorgeous!

Lindsey said...

This video is amazing... I couldn't even imagine how hard it would be to be a ballerina. Such a beautiful art form that I appreciate so much...
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Lauren Knight said...

Incredible. It is amazing in slow motion to see their muscles working! Wow. Thanks for sharing. Love the song too, of course!

Lisamarie said...

Absolutely amazing. I wish I was a ballet dancer!

Cynthia said...

I love when you post ballerinas!! I took ballet for years (along with tap, jazz, lyrical - you name it) but didn't have the discipline to continue. I miss it though and can't believe how effortless it looks!

My aunt was my teacher which you would think would be fun... but I was still terrified of her, haha.

Urban Wife said...

Absolutely breathtaking! I can completely relate with the seemingly effortless but strenuous perfection. And ditto on having intimidating teachers...I had one (or several) of those. When I watch ballerina videos, wistfulness and nostalgia definitely kicks in.

amynicole said...

That was insanely rad. I danced for ten years (jazz, ballet and hiphop). I always wish I had continued on and studied it in school. Instead I just dance goofy in the kitchen to make my 3 month young smile and hopefully think I'm a cool mom :)

Christina Marie said...

Absolutely gorgeous... You don't miss a thing when it's slowed to that level. So pretty.

Christina
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marketa anna medas said...

you will exactly love this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxhjVRiozK8&feature=bf_next&list=PLAD49982D916D4EDB&lf=mh_lolz
enjoy your time:P send u love:)

RosyRilli said...

That's beautiful in so many ways. I've always wanted to go to a traditional ballet! Thank you for sharing.

Mariam said...

Reminds me of the open air series at the Lincoln Center last summer! Did you see all those slow-motion films? The summer before that featured just dance ones like this! loved it :)

Angela Hemming said...

Very cool. It makes me wonder how many takes it took to get just the right leap in each shot.

Anonymous said...

Ballet is heartbreakingly beautiful. Those dancers are amazing.

Shannon said...

Did you see http://www.slowdancingfilms.com/? The artist, David Michalek, is brilliant. I actually had him as a professor at Yale one semester. :-)

Clara Turbay said...

GREAT AND LOVELY IDEAS.

Freya Lily said...

So beautiful :)

Sarah said...

Gorgeous! I danced from age 4 to 16, then took adult classes a couple times in my 20's. It is definitely a lot harder than it looks!
I've got to say that I loved all my teachers. they were fabulous- never terrifying.

Anonymous said...

It's wonderful to see that people still appriciate ballet! I was a professional ballet dancer and am now a ballet teacher, who's trying to break the "terrifying teacher" mold. Every one of my teachers were scary to say the least.

KimChicSisters said...

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NosyRosie said...

This is amazing! And my fav Radiohead song too!

Dylana Suarez said...

Super lovely blog!

xoxo,

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Emma said...

Here's a really similar slow-motion ballet video by a Canadian dancer. I became obsessed with it and watched it over and over!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OR-n3Rg6E8

hello, Friday said...

Beyond amazing! So beautiful!! xoxo
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Alissa said...

Ballet dancers are incredible. To make something so complicated and intense look so effortless and stunning is mind blowing. My good friend in high school was a ballerina and I was always in awe of her (on stage and off!)

Nadia said...

You mean they were filmed at 1000 frames per second and shown in the typical 24 frames per second.

Kate said...

Wow, this is so cool! I loved watching this, thank you for sharing. They are such beautiful dancers. x

Kate {Something Fabulous}
http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

Emily said...

Super gorgeous! I love a good fish dive. Makes me miss my scary Russian teachers! Thanks for posting!

Elizabeth said...

That was so magical. It's amazing what the body can do and the beauty it holds.

WHAT THE SHOE said...

wow, it's so perfect- it almost doesnt seem real!

Nora said...

I was never interested in ballett at all. but after watching this I would love to go see the Staatsballett perform. Luckily I live in Berlin at the moment :)

Thanks for sharing!

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Nomadic D. said...

I did ballet forever as a youngster, and am now getting back into it in a big (read: obsessive) way as an adult. It's all in finding the right teacher (read: not terrifying). I am totally in love with it all over again. This video is beautiful, and it reminds me of these "living portraits" by photographer David Michalek. Did you ever see this:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/10/arts/10iht-good.html

I wasn't in nyc at the time, but I saw some of the videos online and they blew my mind. Breathtakingly beautiful.

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

Olya said...

I love this video so much! Stunning! And , yes, very hard work :) know first hand - made me want to go back to the studio :)

Olya
http://livingnotesfromnyc.blogspot.com/

ana {bluebirdkisses} said...

so pretty, i am going to forward this to my ballerina niece..she is in ballet boarding school so she will love to share it with her class mates

Danie at Pasadya said...

Wow! Unbelievable. The only time I attempted ballet was when I was a 4 year old...I got fed up because I was the youngest in the class. Kinda wish I had kept with it. Maybe I wouldn't be so clumsy!

stephanie said...

I'm not a ballet dancer but for some reason it always makes me cry. And this gave me some serious goosebumps. Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

Wow, so amazing and beautiful

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlpokzqzQsE
equally beautiful, if not more. for all ballet lovers out there!

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beautiful. I love the music; this video reminds me of Vitalic's video for "Birds" with slow-motion dogs. beautiful.

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so graceful, and the final shots this photographer captured make it look like she is flying!

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