Wednesday, August 29

Gelsey Kirkland

By far one of the most beautiful dance images I've ever seen. It captures the heart and soul of ballet, not just the physical attributes.

Gelsey Kirkland was a prima ballerina who danced regularly with Mikhail Baryshnikov back in the late 60's and into the 70's. She was a turmoiled girl and woman in her life, but you would never guess by her dancing. She was beautiful. She fought drug addictions and was even fired from ABT (American Ballet Theater). But, she ended up coming back, and now teaches in New York. What a story. Read some of it here and here.

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