There are many reasons why people love ballet. There are many people who just love to watch it. However, we can’t deny that it’s not easy to learn. It takes long years of training.
According to Atlanta Ballet , it takes 8 to 10 years of training for someone to become a professional dancer. A person who is interested to become a ballet dancer should take multiple dance classes.
No wonder why ballet dancers are precious.Pexels Source: Pexels
You know that they put so much passion into their performances.
Did you know that this amazing dance first appeared in Italy during the Italian Renaissance? That was also the time when art was flourishing.
After that, it spread to Russia and France and remains extremely popular in Russia. Did you know that Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” is the most famous ballet dance? And most recognizable, for sure.YouTube Screenshot Source: YouTube Screenshot
This ballet dancer namely Nina Kaptsova gives an amazing performance.YouTube Screenshot Source: YouTube Screenshot
Thankfully, the video of her performance was shared on YouTube.
Witness the beauty of Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy .
It is the third movement in the “Nutcracker” and is always danced by the principal female dancer. The story behind the dance is quite an exceptional example of the way music was made in the past. Choreographer Marius Petipa wanted the music to sound like “drops of water shooting from a fountain.” Tchaikovsky fund an ideal instrument for that—celesta.YouTube Screenshot Source: YouTube Screenshot
Its entirety is exquisite.
The whole video is an amazing portrayal of the beauty of traditional classical ballet. Everything is there: the scenery, beautiful costumes, talented principal dancer. The stage is well-lit, interesting, and full of details. The whole thing was filmed in the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia in 2010.YouTube Screenshot Source: YouTube Screenshot
This Russian prima ballerina is such a great dancer.
She was trained at the Moscow Choreographic Academy (today the Academy), and later became a member of the Bolshoi Ballet.
Her first appearance was in the role of cupid in “Don Quixote” in 1997. After that performance, the roles kept piling on, and Kaptsova has appeared in more than 40 shows. She received several international awards and is An Honored Artist of the Russian Federation.YouTube Screenshot Source: YouTube Screenshot
Her talent deserves to be seen across the world!
No wonder why Nina was a regular guest artist with the Tatar Opera and Ballet Theatre performing within the framework of the Nureyev Ballet Festival in Kazan.
When looking closer at this particular performance, you have to admit that Nina didn’t dance the Sugar Plum Fairy —she became the Sugar Plum Fairy.
The high notes in the music background are noticeable.
The music hits and you can hear those sounds similar to water dropping. It’s hard to perform a routine that can follow those sounds perfectly with impeccable timing, but Nina did it. Her leg and hand movements are perfectly synced with music, and she does it all with a smile on her face. We wonder how much practicing does it take to become as good as Nina. She has a lifelong romance with ballet!YouTube Screenshot Source: YouTube Screenshot
Her costume is a masterpiece, too.
Not to mention that the stage was beautifully decorated as well. It’s so perfect for Nina’s flawless performance.
You know you’re a professional when what you do looks super easy to others, but it’s not at all. That’s the perfect description of Nina’s ballet dance. It seems effortless when she does it, it would be nearly impossible when someone out of practice tried to repeat those moves.YouTube Screenshot Source: YouTube Screenshot
With the multiple triple pirouettes that she did, you know that she worked really hard for it.instagram.com/nina.kaptsova Source: instagram.com/nina.kaptsova
It’s evident how passionate she is about her profession as a ballet dancer.
If you’re like us who love Sugar Plum Fairy, you should witness this beautiful presentation by Nina. As far as ballet goes, we love to see art uniting people. The love for dance is unending!
Check out the full performance in the link below:
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