> You know — we have some legendary athletes like Gazza (Paul Gascogne, he was a very famous footballer) or Victoria Pendleton — she was a cycling Olympic champion — they are depressed as f uck now, Gazza became an alcoholic ages ago. Lots of those in boxing suffer with brain damage, kidney problems, etc. There is this other side to any professional sport, a very dark side. quoted1
It is a dark side in figure skating too, it's like a can of worms. Sometimes I wish I were just a casual figure skating veiwer.
I can also say that you won't see reitred skaters in wheelchairs or smth like that. Majority of skaters are doing pretty well in their post-skating life. Probably it's because skaters' career is really short.
> I can also say that you won't see reitred skaters in wheelchairs or smth like that. Majority of skaters are doing pretty well in their post-skating life. Probably it's because skaters' career is really short.
That is good to hear. Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> ⍟ Redhead (Expat), > > What do you think about these young ladies? quoted1
Vaganova method is considered one of the types of ballet (like The Cecchetti method for instance — which is what my daughter is doing). The difference is Vaganova method is very deep and like Cecchetti method — it is based on repetitiveness. They use some of it in my daughter's ballet school. Both those ladies look very talented. Vaganova ballet Academy is well known in the world and is very strong, it has been going on since mid 18th century I think.
> Yes it is. But it isn't necessary to make people do smth disgusting. You can just make them turn off the country flags option on the forum or whatever quoted1
I don't think ultimately one can troll someone into doing something they don't want to do. If they do it, that means they want to do it. As an example, I remember writing rude posts on this forum, knowing that I will be banned, cause I wanted to be banned — I remember Ebolasha was doing the same at one point. If he wanted to be banned for a few days, he would go to Antimaidan and write a few rude posts there and that is it. I know it is silly of course. To be honest — I don't like those who enjoy trolling other people. So let's not talk about this anymore.
> I also heard that «expressive arms» are Vaganova academy «trademark». quoted1
I am sorry to disappoint you but that is a load of bullshit. Classical ballet is the same everywhere, the method of teaching is different. I didn't watch your comparison video re Russian v American ballet, but there is no such thing as «expressive arms» trademark, In ballet port de bras (the position of the arms) — they are set positions — there are 5 main ones and zillions of their variations. This is not something that was invented by Vaganova ballet Academy, it is a must in any method of ballet
I don't have time to watch you comparison video of American v Russian ballet, but American ballet, English ballet, Russian ballet — it is pretty much the same — foundation wise, the differences are in the teaching methods. Here in England they start very young — at 2.5 years old, in Russia — when they are 7 or 8. But the Russian method is quite ruthless, some of it here would be looked upon as child abuse. I am not knocking Russian ballet, it is one of the best in the world. The elements from Vaganova method are used in our school also and don't forget — ballet is international, lots of famous Russian ballet dancers dance in the West and teach in the West too. We have quite a few of them in the Royal ballet here.
> I am sorry to disappoint you but that is a load of bullshit quoted1
Lol, I'm not disappointed at all. I just read it somewhere in the comments section, but I'm still curious about the video. Mainly it is about small differences in positions, also that ballerina from the US mocked American school a bit for how they teach swan lake compared to Russian school.