The Dying Swan performed by Anastasia Kolegova

The Dying Swan is a ballet choreographed by Mikhail Fokine in 1905 to Camille Saint-Saëns’s cello solo Le Cygne from Le Carnaval des Animaux as a pièce d’occasion for the ballerina Anna Pavlova.The short ballet follows the last moments in the life of a swan:

"Arms folded, on tiptoe, she dreamily and slowly circles the stage. By even, gliding motions of the hands, returning to the background from whence she emerged, she seems to strive toward the horizon, as though a moment more and she will fly—exploring the confines of space with her soul. The tension gradually relaxes and she sinks to earth, arms waving faintly as in pain. Then faltering with irregular steps toward the edge of the stage—leg bones aquiver like the strings of a harp—by one swift forward-gliding motion of the right foot to earth, she sinks on the left knee—the aerial creature struggling against earthly bonds; and there, transfixed by pain, she dies."

  1. lifefullofpureimagination reblogged this from spazmaticdanceaddict
  2. spazmaticdanceaddict reblogged this from danceisthemovement
  3. limitlesswithoutpermission reblogged this from danceisthemovement
  4. aarondancegirard reblogged this from grishko2007
  5. grishko2007 reblogged this from danceisthemovement
  6. the-book-of-tendu reblogged this from jabberwockeyslayer
  7. danceisthemovement reblogged this from jabberwockeyslayer
  8. sassiestballerinabitch reblogged this from jabberwockeyslayer
  9. lalibelulaobesaquemaulla reblogged this from ballet-is-our-way-out
  10. jabberwockeyslayer reblogged this from ballet-is-our-way-out
  11. ballet-is-our-way-out reblogged this from vaganovaballetandmore
  12. riktan reblogged this from doodlingbreaktime
  13. to-the-end-of-the-line reblogged this from hypnoplasmids
  14. victoriathequeen1 reblogged this from cuttlefishdoctors
  15. just-alittlebit-original reblogged this from cuttlefishdoctors
  16. sunnyhoneymoon reblogged this from sharpielove
  17. sharpielove reblogged this from cuttlefishdoctors
  18. cuttlefishdoctors reblogged this from hypnoplasmids
  19. cereittanyprincess15 reblogged this from hypnoplasmids
  20. hypnoplasmids reblogged this from lady-ava-cosplay
  21. myloveinaletter reblogged this from plie-sautdechat
  22. outlandishboogiegirl reblogged this from doodlingbreaktime
  23. auburngoddess reblogged this from plie-sautdechat
  24. plie-sautdechat reblogged this from doodlingbreaktime
  25. timeladyontherun reblogged this from stormraven24
  26. stormraven24 reblogged this from klytae
  27. lavenderbean reblogged this from klytae
  28. salemstitch reblogged this from lady-ava-cosplay
  29. lady-ava-cosplay reblogged this from klytae
  30. klytae reblogged this from doodlingbreaktime