Strictly Ballet on Teen Vogue. I've never been a dancer (my Beijing opera teacher was particularly horrified by the clumsy way I move), but something about their culture fascinates me. I appreciate how ballet is art come to life, and dancers' relentless drive to make their bodies do what they want. In this vain, I loved the documentary about ballet students, First Position (2012) and the controversial Oscar winner, Black Swan (2010).
a candid interview about what followed A Very Young Dancer. The article is a must-read for fans of Jill Krementz's photo essay book.
Photos via The New York Times (Lynn Donaldson), Delightful Children's Books, and Teen Vogue