WPC – Weight(less) Dancers at the Opera Ball

 

For this week’s photo challenge weight(less) I chose pictures of ballet dancers performing at the Vienna State Opera Ball. These here are from last year’s dress rehearsal.

Für die wöchentliche Foto Challenge habe ich Bilder von Balletttänzern ausgewählt, die auf dem Opernball getanzt haben. Diese Bilder stammen von der Generalprobe des vergangenen Jahres.

 

toe-dance / Spitzentanz

toe-dance / Spitzentanz

 

I love to watch the ballet and I’ve always admired the dancers. Their moves appear to be effort- and weightless and is achieved by many years of strenuous training sessions. I always wonder how they manage to dance on their toes and keep their balance. Fascinating. But those poor toes, it must really be painful for them.

Ich liebe Ballett und bewundere die Balletttänzer und Tänzerinnen. Ihre Bewegungen erscheinen schwerelos,  was jahreslanges, knochenhartes Training erfordert. Ich frage mich immer, wie sie es schaffen auf Spitze zu tanzen und dabei das Gleichgewicht zu halten. Faszinierend. Aber die armen Zehen, die müssen ganz schön weh tun.

 

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The 60th Vienna Opera Ball will take place on 4th February, so you can imagine that ballet dancers, singers, debutantes and all others involved are currently preparing for this very special event. Meanwhile you can read some old opera ball posts herehere, here and here.

Am 4. Februar findet der 60. Wiener Opernball statt. Sie können sich vorstellen, dass sich Balletttänzer, Sänger, DebütantInnen und alle, die mit dieser Veranstaltung zu tun haben, derzeit fleissig auf dieses besondere Event vorbereiten. Derweil können Sie ein paar frühere Posts hierhierhier und hier darüber lesen.

 

Ballet relief - entrance hall of the Vienna State Opera

Ballet relief – entrance hall of the Vienna State Opera

 

 

In the entrance hall of the Vienna State Opera is a relief that displays angels and reads BALLET. This goes to show what huge part it plays here.

In der Eingangshalle der Wiener Staatsoper findet sich ein Relief mit Putten und der Inschrift BALLET. Das zeigt ganz deutlich, was für eine besondere Rolle das Ballett hier spielt.

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🙂      Wishing you a weightless and very HAPPY week!       🙂

🙂       Ich wünsche ihnen eine schwerelose und GLÜCKLICHE Woche!       🙂

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Head over to the WordPress WPC site and see other bloggers’ interpretation of WEIGHT(LESS) here

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12 Comments
  • sustainabilitea
    January 10, 2016

    Good choice, but I agree: makes my feet hurt, too.

    janet

    • happyface313
      January 10, 2016

      🙂 Thank you, Janet.
      Have a very HAPPY Sunday 🙂

      • sustainabilitea
        January 10, 2016

        I hope yours was a good one.

      • happyface313
        January 10, 2016

        🙂 Yup, but by far too short! 😀

      • sustainabilitea
        January 10, 2016

        Isn’t it always?

      • happyface313
        January 10, 2016

        🙂 Yes! It’s hardly there and poof! It’s over again… 😀

  • Carie
    January 11, 2016

    Just Beautiful! I love the Ballet, would be such a treat to visit the Vienna Opera House and experience a Balket there. What wonderful photos and lovely post. Have a wonderful week yourself Happy Face! Xoxo

    • happyface313
      January 11, 2016

      🙂 Thank you, dear Carie!
      Well, I hope some day you’ll come and visit and then I’ll arrange tickets for the ballet. Okidoki?
      Have a wonderful week yourself! xoxo 🙂

  • DAILY SUIT
    January 11, 2016

    Ein wunderschöner Beitrag. Ich habe selbst jahrelang Ballett getanzt. Einfach schön.

    Liebste Grüße aus Berlin
    Valentina | DAILY SUIT

    • happyface313
      January 11, 2016

      🙂 Danke Dir!
      Von einer Balletttänzerin wiegt so ein Kompliment doppelt!
      Herzliche Grüße 🙂

  • southamptonoldlady
    January 17, 2016

    This is the best response to this week’s challenge so far. What outstanding photographs too.

    • happyface313
      January 17, 2016

      🙂 Thank you very much!
      That’s very kind of you to say so!
      Have a very HAPPY Sunday 🙂

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