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August 29, 2013 1:46 PM   Subscribe

Simkin and the City Starring Daniil Simkin, Principal with the American Ballet Theatre.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero (6 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
That was terrific, thanks! Reminds me a bit of the Ballerina Project (a great series of shots that, unfortunately, they really want you to subscribe to see these days: http://ballerinaproject.com/blog/). One of the things I love about ballet is how even the smallest of movements is, really, utterly unlike anything one does just by chance. When you take that extraordinarily controlled and self-conscious style of movement out into the workaday world the contrast between the shlumpy way most of us move most of the time and the intensity and control of the way the ballet dancer moves is just palpable.
posted by yoink at 1:59 PM on August 29, 2013


That video is an example of how I get around the city in my mind. #strutting
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:27 PM on August 29, 2013 [2 favorites]


How delightful!
posted by MissySedai at 3:00 PM on August 29, 2013


Is there a backstory in this, like maybe about cutting arts funding? Why was Lincoln Center locked?
posted by Rich Smorgasbord at 3:53 PM on August 29, 2013


I adore this! I would have loved to see him getting some Starbucks.
posted by spec80 at 6:23 PM on August 30, 2013


If you love city dancing I cannot recommend Girl Walk All Day enough. It starts out balletic and then gets funky. previously
posted by wemayfreeze at 4:01 PM on August 31, 2013


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