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I AM LAUGHING SO HARD BECAUSE I THOUGHT OF 22 AND I SAID “TOOTY TWO” OUT LOUD AT 4AM OH GOD
I have realized my mistake
Anonymous asked: So uhm why are you being such a bitch about Sophia? Trying to act like you're a real ballerina, sooo artsy and talented. Jeez, wannabe.
I speak as a balletomane and not a ballet dancer when I ask what 55 pirouettes contributes to the art of dance. I *personally* think that an insane amount of pirouettes is just a trick and deviates from the idea that dance is artistic above all else. I *personally* would find it tacky and cheap if I saw a ballerina do 10 pirouettes in a performance. You don’t walk away from a performance like that thinking about how much of an artist the person was, you walk away thinking about some trick they did and that’s just not art anymore *~in my opinion~*.
I agree. The highest number of pirouettes I’ve seen a female classical ballet dancer do in an actual performance is three (but then I’m pretty new to the world of ballet). I can see multiple pirouettes being more appropriate for a contemporary piece, but classical? Three’s probably enough.
I think the ABILITY to do so many pirouettes is cool because it seems like it’d be an indicator of strength. And strength is pretty important in ballet - after all, you don’t go on pointe if you can’t hold yourself up! But in a performance, it’d just be overkill. (And a clean single pirouette looks better than a messy triple, imo.)