Russian plus-size ballet: There's more of me to love

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Body-positive ballet coordinates from Russia.

Plus-size ballet

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Anya Ivantsova

Officially named the Eugene nfilov Ballet of the Fat, the bunch has existed since 1994.

Plus-size ballet

Anya Ivantsova

This serious ensemble is section of the Eugene nfilov Ballet Theater in Perm, Russian city in the Urals (1442 km from Moscow).

Plus-size ballet

Anya Ivantsova

There are dames of various professions and ages among the group’s dancers.

Plus-size ballet

Anya Ivantsova

But the get-up is always looking for new rtici nts.

Plus-size ballet

Anya Ivantsova

‘We are looking for new dancers from 18 to 25 years old. The needed weight is 90 kilos,’ says an announcement on the theater website.

Plus-size ballet

Anya Ivantsova

‘Plus-size’ ballet is different from Russian ballet in the traditional sense, yet it is still full of training sittings, rehearsals, shows, and concert tours.

Plus-size ballet

Anya Ivantsova

The dancers do terming exercises, adopt the twine position, and easily stand on pointe shoes.

Plus-size ballet

Anya Ivantsova

The repertoire consists of se rate performances and full shows, with both classical and modern balls.

Plus-size ballet

Anya Ivantsova

The group has crisscrossed Russia, and performed in Latvia, Germany and Celebrated Britain.

Plus-size ballet

Anya Ivantsova

The audience always gives the group a friendly welcome.

Plus-size ballet

Anya Ivantsova

‘I’m often asked if it’s true I’m forced to eat. No, it’s not trusty!’ says ballerina Svetlana Chasova.

Plus-size ballet

Anya Ivantsova

Plus-size ballerinas, peer all artists, are ssionate about dance and always do their best on phase.

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