Ballet is not enough boys ...
• Ballet is not enough boys ...
Today I want to continue my series of reports from schools around the world is very unusual and beautiful story - it is one of the oldest ballet school in Europe. It turns out that it's not just evening classes, a complete full-time school, where there is both a ballet and art disciplines, and the most common lessons.
Warsaw ballet school founded in the early 19th century and is one of the oldest ballet school in Europe. Before the Second World War, the school works at the Bolshoi Theater. The school is named after the Roman Turchinovich, who was born in 1813, made his debut on stage with 11 years, and in the age of twenty he began teaching at the ballet school. It is a very significant figure in the history of Polish ballet, but on the site of the school says that many of his achievements were lost during the Soviet occupation of Poland.
In the new building, the school moved in 1956, it is next to Opera and Ballet Theater:
The three-story building on two floors with normal school classes and one - dance hall (here I can make a mistake in terminology, so I called them). I got there in the middle of the day, the sun shone and went just great shots in natural light or backlight conditions. One of my favorite photo shoots:
Each lesson lasts 40 minutes. Parents send their children to dance classes, and then the most talented are invited to go to ballet school completely. The competition is very high, but there is a shortage of boys. Here is a younger class where only one boy:
A girl at the mirror in the background forgotten home form
And here is how the theoretical part of the dance lesson:
So charming and emotional teacher!
In his senior year, I visited a total of five minutes and the bell sounded, the way, the school bell here - it is also a fragment of a classical work.
But the most common school floors with rooms for other items:
But the watchman is traditionally harsh, just remember their school
"ballet crypt" is next, "the crypt" - a "store" in Polish: