I already had New Year’s dinner with my extended family on my Mom’s side. I got turnip cake, red envelopes and this sweet cake I don’t know how to translate (faht goh, which is a pun on prosperity or something) from my Grandma. It’s kind of sad that when I was a kid, CNY was a much bigger deal, and we’d do all the… Read more
That’s so interesting that you think Adam Rippon is more artistic than Nathan Chen. I don’t follow figure skating anymore, but Chen comes from a ballet background (Ballet West school) and the dance magazines have featured him and characterized him as artistic, musical and with beautiful lines! Hopefully I’ll have… Read more
As brighterside mentioned, straddles, pancakes and roll throughs are your friends. I like to use a stretch band for my straddle, and also doing straddles lying down with my legs on the wall so I can gently push with my hands. Frog stretches / one legged frogs are a good progression and can help with proper alignment.
Thank you love <3
All Balanchine- Apollo, mozartiana and cortège hongrois. I’m especially curious to see Mozartiana since I’ve only seen ABT dance it last spring season, and I think it will look very different at the “house of Balanchine”.
Thank you! It’s going great so far :)
Thank you!! <3
I had too much brunch so I think I’m just going to roast some broccoli and bake a potato for dinner. I really need a nap.
I’ve been working privately with one of my Pilates teachers, and I think I’ve made a major breakthrough in the way I engage and access my core! It’s so amazing to get new body awareness.
For NYCB I’m seeing both all Balanchine programs (Mozartiana, Apollo, Cortege; Divermento, Four Temperments, Chaconne), a Here/Now program (mixed bill with a Justin Peck piece, a Ratmansky and some other things), the Classic NYCB program (Square Dance, Robbins’ Four Seasons), and the Balanchine x Stravinsky program… Read more
I was doing okay, but then I spent $240 on ballet tickets. And that’s only for the winter season, haven’t even bought my spring/summer subscription yet and I have a few more things I want to see on top of that, yikes. I guess I should plan for this kind of expenditure since I always go and see shows, but how much I… Read more
Well ballet class is a constant. As one of my teachers says, class is like church, you go no matter what! (Actually, I don’t go to church but I definitely go to class.). And because I’m dancing, I know I have to do all of the things that support that, including conditioning and flexibility. I tend to sign up for… Read more
I have terribly tight traps as well, and the thing that helps me the most is rolling them with the lacrosse ball and doing lots of thoracic extension - bonus if I can do it on a tower or Cadillac with the roll down bar. Btw, I am still Pilates obsessed and it was thanks to one of your posts on GT two years ago! It’s… Read more