*hopes i look gay enough that girls will hit on me*
Ballet Folklorico Ollin
i don’t think i’ve ever posted these pictures of marie antoinette backstage, which is actually a tragedy, because, like,
this is why corps de ballet is my fave
Alina Dronova, en pointe in foreground: “This is just before the ballet starts, when they call everyone to the stage. We probably stay there about five minutes, and people are checking their shoes and fixing their tights. I’m testing my shoes here. ‘Concerto Barocco’ is a 20-minute ballet, and we don’t go offstage at all, so there is no chance to fix anything, and you want to make sure everything is good beforehand. But there is a relaxed atmosphere here, because this is a group of more senior corps de ballet girls, and most of us have done this ballet for many years now. It’s very natural to us, even though it is a hard ballet.