The future of Russian ballet in the American project "Desperately perfect"Pictolic
Ballet is one of the business cards of Russia, and Russian ballet school is recognized as one of the best in the world. Motocykl Desperately Perfect ("Hopelessly committed"), Rachel Papo (Rachel Papo) tells of young talents who are studying in the Academy of Russian ballet. Vaganova. Grueling hours of training and true strength of spirit of young dancers — the subject of admiration of a new York photographer.
The Academy was founded in 1738 by decree of Empress Anna Ivanovna, and to this day retains the status of one of the best educational institutions of Russia. Among the choreographers who taught in different years in the Academy, it should be noted these geniuses of dance, as Charles Louis Didelot, Jules Perrot, Marius Petipa, Enrico Cecchetti and many other great teachers. French, Italian, Swedish tradition enriched Russian classical dance technique.
Visiting the Academy, Rachel Papo was pleasantly amazed that in a country which today is on the path of Westernization, there are institutions which preserve old methods of education of young people.
Talented boys and girls aged 10 to 18 years make incredible — they train for 12 hours a day, six days a week.
Painstaking work over many years gives the result: graduates are true professionals.
The photographer says that her project aims to show the unvarnished life of Teens who are in constant competition with each other.
The Academy often hosts international shows, and each student tries to prove himself. However, many times suspended from participation in competitions, if the coaches believe their players are at 100.
Herself Rachel in childhood and nine years of ballet, but was never the best in class. She, like anyone else, understand that experiencing these guys, forcing myself again and again to train, turning a blind eye to failures and overcoming physical pain and fatigue. They strive for the ideal, trying to hone their skills, their moves are almost identical, but they are still aggressively trying to show individuality.
8. Behind the scenes of the Mariinsky theatre