‘Dolphin Arches’ – Feet in the Air

feet in the air - Bolshoi ballet

Born in South Dakota, dance luminary David Hallberg is both the principal dancer in Russia’s Bolshoi and a member of the American Ballet Company.

Hallberg’s elegant physique and presence effect nobility. The New York Times intones: “His physical majesty fluently evokes the class distinctions of the European societies for whom ballet was developed, as do the courteous graciousness of his stage manners and the unforced distinction with which he carries his head. And in one particular respect — the dolphin arches of his feet — he’s phenomenal.

He comes into his own when jumping; the air is his home domain. He not only soars, but he also cuts a radiantly proportionate shape, tipped by the arcs of those stretched feet.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/27/arts/dance/david-hallbergs-dancing-develops-via-russia.html?_r=0

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