Amputee ballet

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15 Responses to “Amputee ballet”

  1. Jamie Sue says:

    Very beautiful. I love it when ballet, itself, is challenged by a less than perfect body form.

  2. spook says:

    reminds me of body_remix by Marie Chouinard, except of course the dancers in that weren’t actually amputees

  3. azrael says:

    Definitely brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for the link!

    (on a lighter note, there’s also this guy and his awesome moves. He makes me want to get up and dance!)

  4. urshrew says:

    I love this…although I have to say something: if this guy can do ballet with one leg, what excuse do I have not to do, well, anything?

  5. gnosis says:

    Question – Does the audience normally clap at ballet? I haven’t been to one in a long time. It just seems odd – like clapping at an Opera mid-scene like it’s a circus. I seriously son’t know….

  6. Takuan says:

    Chinese audiences have their own conventions.

  7. RJ says:

    @12
    No, it’s generally poor form to applaud in the middle of a performance. But I believe this was more of a vignette; an exhibition of skill.

    That said, I thought it was beautiful. The entire performance was nicely choreographed and tasteful. I liked how it seemed to end on a happy note. I was particularly impressed with the man’s grace. Not to say the lady wasn’t graceful, but I’ve never seen anyone make a simple crutch appear elegant like that. Beautiful.

  8. Tenn says:

    The crutch seemed more to me like- a rope, used to draw the woman nearer- a top-hatted dancer’s cane- it was a beautiful prop, but oh his balance!

    I was particularly impressed with the man as well.

    I fall down stairs for no reason whatsoever, and I have two mostly well-assembled legs. I am shamed.

    Just kidding. Oh god that made me teary.

  9. NicoNicoNico says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. The moves he made with that crutch really awed me. His balance is also impeccable.

    This especially hit home for me because I have a bad leg and require the use of either a cane, crutches, or wheelchair (depending on the situation). Before I got hurt, I danced ballet for a few years. Maybe I should try it again?

  10. jackie31337 says:

    Wow, that was incredible and moving! They are both amazing dancers, regardless of the number of limbs they have.

  11. BBNinja says:

    Wait a second…how old are they?!

  12. jacoboy says:

    wow look at those costumes. they must’ve cost an arm and a leg. aha, ha, ha……….no?

  13. Takuan says:

    do watch the video.

  14. racerabbit says:

    I saw this video a couple months ago and it is absolutely amazing! It opened my eyes to ballet as an expressive medium. Never much cared for it prior to this.

  15. mcarrick says:

    jacoboy, you’re going straight to hell for that comment . . . and so am I ‘cuz I laughed so hard I shot coffee out my nose!

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