I know what all people on this photos feel. pride.in the best definition of this word.
They make us happy.
They are beautiful, graceful, plastic. They represent their country.
They dance. They live it. Every minute.
Yesterday opened an exhibition Dance in Vogue was opened. It's dedicated to to the relationship of dance and fashion. Fashion was not enough. dance a lot.
My country is known for excellent ballet school. Since the days of Coco Chanel it is known throughout the world. Diaghilev, Nureev, Lifar, Baryshnikov, Maya Plisetskaya. You may have heard these names. Chanel, she made costums for the Russian Ballet. Dance has always walked hand in hand with fashion. Not for nothing dancers choose bright, memorable outfits that would stand out.
Mikhail Baryshnikov (Irving Penn). 1983\1985 .
You can see this amazing man in "Sex and the city". But the first him film it was "Fiesta".
George Balanchine, 1972
Vittorio Rietti, Corrado Cagli, George Balanchine, Tanaquil Le Clercq, 1948
Martha Graham, 1976. She despised ballet with ideals of maidenly purity.
Mikhail Baryshnikov and Natalia Makarova, 1977. "La Bayadere"
Altynai Asylmuratova, 1989
Alessandra Ferri, 1994. Tiny brunette with a lionine temperament.
Diana Vishneva, 2011. The most acclaimed Russian ballerina in the world.