31/01/2011

The Gentlest Discipline


Just before Christmas our tutors organised for us the opportunity to visit the London Coliseum to see the English National Ballet. Not only did we see it for free, but we got to watch the dress rehearsal one day before the performance was open to the public! And we had the place to ourselves!
It was so beautiful I felt moved by the whole atmosphere. The dancers make it look so easy, appearing weightless and  effortless in their gestures, but of course in reality they train incredibly hard and their bodies are extremely strong and powerful, like well oiled machines.