Falling

Oliver Endahl

Hey everyone, today's post is for the dancers who follow Ballet Zaida. 

If you follow Ballet Zaida on social media, you'll see some of the same poses pop up from time to time. One of the things I find most interesting about dance is that you can do the same pose, but every dancer does it a little differently, & every location changes the dynamic of it. 

Let's use this move. I like to call it the "falling" pose. (It's a turned in 6th position falling over the boxes of your shoes, with your arms behind you) 

Here's a photo of dancer Emily Cairns on the cover of the 2016 Ballet Zaida Calendar. 

& here's that same pose featured in 3 other Ballet Zaida photos.

Dancer - Lacey Escabar. 

Dancer - Andie Bartol. Mural - Retna. 

Dancer - Precious Gilbert. Wearing - The Dancewear Project leotard.

Ballet is a language. It has a vocabulary of moves that define it. It's interesting to see how everyone makes each pose their own, & also how the pose changes depending on the environment it's done in. 

I want to see your take on this pose. Take a photo of yourself in this "falling" pose, post it on Instagram & use the hashtag #BalletZaidaigers

(Be sure to be careful. This pose can be done in pointe shoes, flat shoes, or even barefoot. Don't do more than you're ready for.) 

I'll personally look through all the photos & feature my favorites on the blog either next week, or the week after. 

I'm looking forward to seeing your photos! 

-Oliver