“I went from ‘I hate how I see myself in the mirror, I am constantly analyzing myself, talking down myself, like about negative thoughts,’ to… at the end of that time, I was like, ‘Okay, I just wanna dance to music and feel like I’m moving… you know?’ and by that time I also kinda sorted out my weight issues. Not on purpose. It just kinda happened with becoming happier.” (Larissa)
I met with the wonderful ballet dancer, Larissa Marie Kogut, on a sun-drenched Tuesday afternoon, minutes after her rehearsal with Diablo Ballet had ended. She greeted me with an enthusiastic smile, much like the one I had seen at my ballet studio’s production of The Nutcracker, where she had been a guest performer, acting as the Sugarplum Fairy. Thrilled to be interviewing my idol, I could barely expel the words from my mouth, which got twisted up with each other as …show more content…
I was lucky to have been able to interview Larissa at that time; she hadn’t joined Diablo Ballet until January, after the Winter Ballet Gala. She is one of the most beautiful dancers that I have ever seen, which may be because she has to been to, as she explained it “the best of the best”: the National Ballet School of Canada. Though she admitted that it may have been too large of a leap for her, a sixteen-year-old at the time, she knows that the experience has taught her many valuable lessons about ballet, given her the opportunity to meet amazing people, and have exceptional experiences. She did say, “Mostly, that high-stress situation led to me being the victim of the stereotype, and not knowing how to deal with stress at sixteen, away from home”; the stereotype she was referring to is the issue of being unsatisfied with her body and weight. Larissa had
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When the second quarter ended, they waited while technicians set up the stage and sound props. This soon ended and Cassi and the other performers stepped onto the field in front of thousands. Cassi’s nerves switched into excitement as she looked at the crowd. It was sunny and beautiful and she loved to perform. This kind of performance, dancing, was what she was good at.
‘Symphonie Fantastique’ is a ballet with a lot of freedom, Kirsty said, “It’s a very nice ballet to perform.” Cathy Freeman has numerous amounts of achievmants. At the age of 14 cathy tolf the high school vocational guidance officer that her only carrer asperation was to win an olympic gold medal. By the age of 14 she had already held national titles high jump, the 100m, 200m and the 400m sprints. When cathy Freeman moved to melbourne, her job was at a sandwhich bar until she was organized a job in a sports shop.
She realized that there was always more work to do. One of her instructors told her that she hadn't properly learned the basics, and she had to completely start over. This did help her realize that no matter how well she danced, she good always do better. “One instructor said that despite her talent, she hadn’t properly learned the basics. ‘He insisted we go back to the beginning,’” she explained.
With all the situation that have been going on during her dancing career many people have put her color of her skin and body type get in her way but that has not stop her following her dreams. One of her famous quotes that did not her stop to follow her dream would be is “ I design my shots. I walk the rehearsal as the camera and say this is where I want to be... I want this look.”
So much has happened to me in my 14 years of living! I’ve changed schools twice, made the Rocky Mountain Ballroom team, and met my best friends ever in the 2nd grade. So much more has happened in my life but these are some of the best things! All of these have helped me get through thick and thin. Changing schools the first time was pretty rough.
The Beginning….It was an early chilly morning in November of 2009. My dad, his friends, another kid, and me all loaded up in one truck ready to head east. I was only seven years old. We were going to Missouri to hunt whitetail. This was going to be the farthest away from home I have ever been.
“[My dance instructor] Cindy believed that ballet was richer when it embraced diverse shapes and cultures. There would be times in my career when I would struggle to remember that, but I would eventually come back to that conviction, that the stage on which I performed was brighter for having me, even if some in the audience or dancing beside didn 't always agree” (“Misty Copeland
The show 's choreography and performance quality were so spectacular that the drama and intensity rocked my petite stature down to the core. After the show ended, I demanded to be signed up for dance classes; my first class was later on that year. Initially, it was a singular introductory ballet class, then it soon became three, then five, and ultimately seven dance class by the time I was seven years old. Seven hours of every week were devoted to dancing and I loved every second of it. As I got older my passion for dance continued to grow until I received a very rude awakening from a very rude Russian Pointe teacher.
Michael’s dedication is a characteristic each individual would like to obtain. This book shows that with dedication and belief you can do what you set your mind too. In comparison of the translational criticism, Misty Copeland shares the different stages of her life that are similar to the life of any dancer. She shows that dancers must aspire to become better to go anywhere.
By what means do we produce equality? Well, equality is produced, according to “Harrison Bergeron”, by hindering those who are advantaged (more skilled), so as not to cause those who are less advantaged to feel dissatisfied. Although the further one is advantaged, the further they are hindered. However, this still causes them to stand out because their extensive hindrances reflect their skills.
In Misty Copeland’s case, what others thought was her flaw, helped to become her pride. She had always been told that she had too big of a body build to be a dancer. This instead worked out in her favor because it helped her build more muscle and become a stronger and more graceful dancer even if she worked twice as hard as
With the help of my instructors, I am able to work towards improving elements I have always struggled with, such as balance. Even outside of class, like auditioning for Mesa 's dance concert, I have found that the structure and organization of these auditions has helped prepare me for audition processes in the real world. Picking up and retaining choreography quickly is something I tend to struggle with, but these auditions give me the practice necessary to perform to my greatest ability and figure out methods to be on top of my game. Dance is like therapy to me, and after a long day of work or other classes, it feels comforting to have my dance classes as an outlet to express myself and exert my energy into something positive. On that same note, I have felt overwhelming support from my dance instructors at Mesa.