Thursday, April 24, 2014

Big Ballet

Staff Writer, Katrina Chisveski
Arts / Culture / Society

Society assigns women parts to play, if those parts are positive or not. A choreographer, Eygeniy Panfilov, has decided to take on women, weight, and art. This short documentary shows how size has nothing to do with performance.

One of the top choreographers in Russia, Evgeniy Panfilov, established a professional ballet troupe from plus-size amateur dancers. He has proved to the world that people of a larger build are able to go beyond life's obstacles and dance with similar grace and dignity as traditional ballet dancers. Join RT to see how ballerinas weighing no less than 200 pounds enchant their audience with both classical and modern ballet pieces, proving they are not lacking confidence in realizing their dreams of dancing.

Source: RT