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Crane Operator Takes Breathtaking Photos of Shanghai From 2,000 Feet High

While working on the second tallest building in the world, professional crane operator Wei Gensheng decided to take some pictures from above. Little …

How Sleep Deprivation Decays the Mind and Body

Getting too little sleep can have serious health consequences, including depression, weight gain, and heart disease. It is torture. I know.<p>I awoke in a bed for the first time in days. My joints ached and my eyelids, which had been open for so long, now lay heavy as old hinges above my cheekbones. I …

After Newtown shooting, mourning parents enter into the lonely quiet

In NEWTOWN, Conn.<p>They had promised to try everything, so Mark Barden went down into the basement to begin another project in memory of Daniel. The families of Sandy Hook Elementary were collaborating on a Mother’s Day card, which would be produced by a marketing firm and mailed to hundreds of …

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Fabulous Alys Shee, Birmingham Royal Ballet

To dance is to be.....

Gelsey Kirkland (Photo: Richard Avedon)

Gelsey Kirkland (Photo: Richard Avedon)


later loser<p>love when i see ballet on my non-dancer dash<p>I get excited when a ballet post gets popular outside of the tumblr ballet community haha

Do People Judge You By Your Name? Studies Suggest YES

What's in a name? For certain sociologists, the question might be, "What <i>isn't</i>?" Since 1948, researchers have assessed the effect of a person's name …


David Hallberg and Ekaterina Kondaurova in Swan Lake.<p>Photo © Mariinsky Theatre/Natasha Razina.<p>he’s the prettiest one on stage on any stage in any performance


Wendy Whelan and Dess NYCB<p>desmond has the cheekbones of a god

How Much Of A Ballerina's Work Is Physical Vs. Mental?

In this week's episode of city.ballet, the talented dancers of the New York City Ballet explore the physical and mental battles they are forced to endure to obtain the highly coveted roles they so long for. As expected, things get intense. Take it away, SJP...<p>See the first episode of city.ballet …

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5 Facts About Being Poor (From a Rich Person)

Writing about being poor has gotten popular lately, some say because the failing economy has put poverty on our minds, although I personally think …

Dancer - Dominique Wendt. Location - Ocean Beach. San Francisco, California.

Dance is my__________!

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How Ballet Pointe Shoes are Made

Why don't spinning ballet dancers get dizzy?

Former professional ballet dancer Stephen Williams says he hasn't turned a pirouette he couldn't handle.<p>"I don't think I've ever been dizzy," says Williams, an instructor with the Central School of Ballet in London. "It has to do with the length of the training. You have to keep at it again, and …

Is digital ballet as good as the real thing? – open thread

A new dance company has been launched this week – but Crystal Ballet is not a performance troupe, it's a production company dedicated to the creation and filming of new dance works for the small screen. For £15, its debut ballet, Genesis, can be downloaded on to any iPad, computer or mobile phone; …

Amy Connerley | No Faith In Brooklyn - Hoodie Allen

Pennsylvania Ballet (Photo: Alexander Iziliaev) 

Pennsylvania Ballet (Photo: Alexander Iziliaev)


sugar plum fairy, Boston Ballet

8 Crazy-Beautiful Ballet-Inspired Pieces

From haute couture on the runway to designer collaborations on the stage, ballet remains en pointe for the fashion set.<p>From haute couture on the runway to designer collaborations on the stage, ballet remains en pointe for the fashion set.