Isn't it funny that the world ballet is spelled with a double l in English (and French: ballet), a double l and a double t in German (Ballett) and neither in Russian (балет)? That's languages for you. There's nothing else to see here. Move along.
I have written about thigh envy before. Yesterday, I got to touch the thigh of a professional dancer and circus artist and oh boy. I better start from the beginning. Yesterday, we went to see an amazing varieté show at our local theatre. Hosted by renowned Swiss comedy and cabaret artist duo, Ursus & Nadeschkin, … Continue reading Palpable Thigh Envy
My physiotherapy with Mr. Adorable is drawing to an end. Yesterday was the second-to-last time and he continued teaching me what I need to know to continue exercising and avoiding injury by myself. I opted out of the pistol squats because my infamous, irresponsibly self-diagnosed knee pain was rearing its ugly head again. To be … Continue reading Trolled By My Therapist!
The Pixar classic A Bug's Life. As commented by next class' jazz teacher after surveying our attempts at our current modern choreography. It's even funnier in German, because the movie is literally called The Great Crawling. To be fair, there's a part where we actually crawl backwards for four counts to avoid turning the floorwork … Continue reading Things Your Dancing Should Not Look Like, Part 2
...for their revenge will be swift and merciless. (This should be obvious, but apparently, I'm a masochist.) Mr. Adorable and one of his colleagues, the one of pas-de-chat fame, got a bit bored today. I was doing my exercises facing the mirror, when suddenly, the two guys materialised in the gym behind me and proceeded to loiter. … Continue reading Do Not Taunt Physiotherapists
As of this week, I've got my work cut out for me: modern on Monday, physiotherapy on Tuesday, jazz on Wednesday, ballet on Thursday and modern contemporary on Friday. Mercifully, Beans couldn't find a sub for this Friday's class, so I only have to survive jazz and ballet, both for the first time after the … Continue reading I Am Not Viking Enough 😦
I work as an editor in a special interest print magazine, which means that I get to see a lot of ads. Some are good. Most are terrible. I don't know a whole lot about graphic design, but sometimes it's impossible to tell what the people who create the ads were thinking. Or if they … Continue reading Ballet Fails In Advertisement