Do you like Ballet?

Ballet - Ballet is a theatrical form of dance and is usually danced with the idea of an audience viewing it from a fixed perspective. Ballet can be a very expressive art form, telling stories and showing emotions, or the work can be abstract.
@ukchriss (2106)
January 21, 2007 4:22pm CST
I watched a Ballet today on TV, its not often that they are on, but i do like to watch when they are. Ballet is a form of dancing performed usually for theatre audiences. Like other dance forms, ballet may tell a story, express a mood or may just reflect the music. Ballet dancers seem to ignore the law of gravity. They float through the air in long, slow leaps and keep perfect balance while they spin round like tops. During certain steps, their feet move so rapidly that the eye can hardly follow. Do you like to watch or even dance ballet and what's your favourite one?
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• United States
21 Jan 07
In my youth, I did ballet dancing. I even taught it for a little while. I love to watch the men and women dance it now. It is so artful and beauiful. So graceful. I have no favorite, as all of them are a delight to watch.
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• Philippines
22 Jan 07
dancing ballet is one of the talents i wish i have. but my parents didn't have enough money to pay for ballet classes. so i just contend myself with watching ballet on tv or in ballet shows that we get to watch once in a while. i like the way ballerinas move --- with such fluidity and grace. it's like poetry in motion.
• Italy
22 Jan 07
no orrible!
@smacksman (6076)
22 Jan 07
It might have been the same program I watched - Swan Lake. Absolutely lovely!! The prima ballarina had the longest limbs I have ever seen. As you say, she seemed to glide over the stage. When she danced with the lead male I only had eyes for her, though I expect the girls looking on admired his talents!
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@ukchriss (2106)
23 Jan 07
Yes it was really good to watch, Thankyou for your reply
@momus8 (92)
22 Jan 07
I don't really like ballet, but if i got the chance to learn ballet i would because, my teacher says that it helps you with your martial arts aswell, since you have to be able to co-ordinate body well in ballet and in karate.
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@smacksman (6076)
22 Jan 07
I think martial arts films are a form of ballet. Very clever and atheletic with traditional form, movement and postures.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
22 Jan 07
I love ballet and regularly go to Covent Garden to watch. I used to do ballet a lot when I was a child, but I gew too tall (5ft 7ins) and most ballerinas are about 5fy 2ins. It is a beautiful and graceful art form, and I wish it was more often on TV and publicesed for everyone to enjoy.
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@ukchriss (2106)
23 Jan 07
wow you go to Covent Garden to watch, that must be fantastic! Thanks for your reply
@wolfie34 (26877)
• United Kingdom
21 Jan 07
I think the closest to watching ballet I've ever got is watching Billy Elliot! That was a fantastic film and a great story. Seeing a young lad enter a predominantly female role in a female orientated field such as ballet. I'm afraid I'm a philistine when it comes to ballet and opera, not my scene. But I have heard the music to swan lake, very potent and very powerful.
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@ukchriss (2106)
23 Jan 07
I used to think ballet and opera wasnt my scene as well, until i gave it a try watching one and i loved it. That was only a couple of years ago... so maybe i grew up a little cos i always thought it was for older people to watch! Try watching on... you may like it!
@korek222 (703)
• Poland
22 Jan 07
I watched some amateur ballet in the past. Well i must say i quite liked it but since i cant watch it anymore ( dont have cable tv and in polish one there is no ballet) and in myc ity as far as i know there is no ballet theatre) so i cant so do i still like it :)
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@aakiang (41)
• Malaysia
22 Jan 07
I love to see them 'floating' using their toes from one point to another. During my high schoool, I have a friend (which is a guy) who tried ballet dancing in his school uniform infront of a group of friends. He's a macho guy showing his ballet toe-on-the-floor dancing skills and we all LOL!
@pendragon (3354)
• United States
22 Jan 07
Yes, ballet and ice skating are two gorgeous ways to remind human beings that there is grace in the world, and that the body is more than just a juggernaught of existance.
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@lucasrr (61)
• Brazil
22 Jan 07
Yes i Like Ballet!
• United States
22 Jan 07
i find it hard to stay interested in ballet a lot of the time. my sister-in-law is a professional ballet dancer, so i do enjoy watching shows that shes in, but other than that, its not really my cup of tea. thats not to say i dont like ballet. i just prefer shows that have more of a variety though; rather than strictly ballet. i live in vegas, so we have such a huge variety of shows, and i find that the ones that incorporate several different areas of arts are much more interesting to me.
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@jay_85 (186)
• India
22 Jan 07
i've seen many tv shows featuring ballet and i must confess,i do like it very much.Its a special form of dancing,not the normal senseless stuff and it requires a lot of practicing because if it goes even slightly wrong,the dancers will land up in serious trouble.This is the reason why I appreciate ballet dancers no end. Its a pity that these days nobody is willing to take it up because some people find it boring..
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• United States
22 Jan 07
Sorry but I'm easily bored with ballet. Poor people having to stand like that and having their thighs get really big. I like figure skating, broadway shows but I don't know why I do not enjoy ballet.
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@cutepenguin (6458)
• Canada
22 Jan 07
I like to go to the ballet. It's such a nice experience, and so beautiful to watch. I don't have a favourite.
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• United States
22 Jan 07
i dont like it i just cant get into it its so boring to me
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@carlomeno (1086)
• Italy
22 Jan 07
No, I do not like it, I think it is boring
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@xiayifeng (560)
• China
22 Jan 07
Yes,ballet! If I am young and thin enough to learn it,I wouldn't miss this opportunity!But I often go to theatre to see the Ballet,both beautiful and comfortable! Hope to be your friend,thank you!
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• India
22 Jan 07
no. i did not like battale.
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
22 Jan 07
Hi. I hardly ever watch ballet. It is too relaxed and slow going for me to really get interested in it. the moves they do, really do not catch my eye to hold my interest.
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• India
22 Jan 07
yes i too love ballet n wish i had a chance to take leasons , but gues im a bit too old for that so ill just watcthit live or on tv n enjoy. i just luv the grace n perfection n innocent passion thats portraey in the dance form a spin , a stretch , any small movemnt means a lot and to perform it is a pleasure indescriable, n if u luv it n to watch it is like livin in a dream which u wish wud continue longer than it cud!
• India
22 Jan 07
i lik it but dont know how to do
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