In a moment of lamentable depression…this brightened my day
I really have no words for this.
ohhhh I didn’t notice they were the dwarves at first and I thought it was a boat full of guys cosplaying Jesus going rafting
WHAT ARE YOU DOING UP
WHO ARE YOU TALKING TO
WHAT ARE THEIR NAMES
ARE YOU SURE THEY’RE NOT PEDOPHILES
OFF THE INTERNET YOUNG LADY
Anna Pavlova in The Dying Swan, Mariinsky Theatre, 1907
Anna Pavlova was a Russian ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th century. She is widely regarded as one of the finest classical ballet dancers in history and was most noted as a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets Russes of Sergei Diaghilev. Pavlova is most recognised for the creation of the role The Dying Swan and, with her own company, became the first ballerina to tour ballet around the world.
THIS is why I want to learn how to pole dance.
Pole dancing isn’t always sexual. It’s an incredible work-out and it takes a lot of time and practice. It’s one of the most scrutinized and frowned-upon forms of dancing, but it really shouldn’t be. The ladies and gentlemen who take time to learn how to pole dance are incredible- and so are their bodies! Pole dancing increases cardiovascular state, muscle strength, muscle endurance, motor skills AND flexibility. An average session of 45 minutes can burn 250 calories. You reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, you increase your bone density, and decrease your cholesterol. How can pole dancing be seen as so horrible when it’s really, really good for you?!
just gonna be devils advocate here and point out that even when pole dancing is sexual, that does not make it an inherently negative thing. there’s nothing wrong with pole dancing because it’s sexy.
I just get super duper sick of this whole “I want to learn pole dancing as an ART!!!” thing, because:
a) it’s got this really nasty slut-shamey quality to it. “oh, I pole dance, but I’m not one of THOSE pole dancers” sounds exactly like “oh, I sleep around, but I’m not like THOSE sluts!” doncha think?
b) the implication that sex and art can never coexist - that something has to be JUST sexual or JUST artistic - is just silly and wrong. sex and art have a heavy interwoven history, and I hate seeing people trying to sanitize art. it’s the same as this whole “oh, it’s ARTISTIC nudity, not pornographic!!!” thing. porn is art, sex is art, pole dancing is art and it’s also sexy as hell.
Late last year I made a short list of recreational physical activities I want to pursue this year and the following, and pole dancing is one of them for basically all the reasons in the second piece of commentary.
Maisie Williams (x)