EST. 2009

March 13, 2011

This Balletomania

BALLET, MONTE CARLO, A PARISIAN PRIMA BALLERINA walking a tiny dog, trains, love vs. passion, music, Hans Christian Andersen and some of the most phenomenal quotable quotes there ever was.

Lermontov: Why do you want to dance?

Vicky: Why do you want to live?

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's 1948 extravaganza, The Red Shoes is a grand jeté of balletic flamboyance. It goes over the top in true theatrical fashion, giving a performance so grand, Susan Sontag would include it in her list of all things camp.

The Red Shoes, 1948. Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, collectively known as The Archers.