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Amazing Chinese Ballet

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Notsogrand Wed 11-Jan-12 13:52:07

Came across this on Twitter, it's stunning, made me gasp!!/sebastianflyte/status/156807031955791874

jingl Wed 11-Jan-12 14:00:30

Trust the Chinese! grin

I don't think you should have breath-holding stress during a ballet!

Notsogrand Wed 11-Jan-12 14:01:54


Elegran Wed 11-Jan-12 14:18:18

The Chinese are very strong on acrobatics. Looks impossible.

syberia Wed 11-Jan-12 14:24:58

How clever!

Butternut Wed 11-Jan-12 14:39:37

Stunning. Thanks for posting it, notso. What incredible skill.

Might this be called acroballet? wink

jeni Wed 11-Jan-12 14:51:39

Blimey! Do you think those of us on the weigh in thread should try this for exercise?

Carol Wed 11-Jan-12 15:04:46

That's amazing - they're super-human!

Notsogrand Wed 11-Jan-12 15:19:33

The music is great too...although it's hard to hear any version of Swan Lake without remembering the last 5 minutes of Billy Elliot. That did take my breath away!

jeni, do they make ballet shoes in 'extra comfy with velcro fastening'? grin

glassortwo Wed 11-Jan-12 15:24:13

Amazing, 3 yr old GD is now giving her performance wink

Notsogrand Wed 11-Jan-12 15:27:32

Hold your head up straight glass or she'll fall off!

glassortwo Wed 11-Jan-12 15:38:43

My shoulders are aching abit notso might work wonders for my bingo wings though grin

GoldenGran Wed 11-Jan-12 16:20:10

Have j ust watched it, stunning .

Annobel Wed 11-Jan-12 17:15:17

Spectacular, but not ballet. More like an Olympic gymnastics display.

jeni Wed 11-Jan-12 18:08:38

notso you can get anything if you re willing to pay. Ballet shoes should be custom made for your feet anyway. Can we have a photo of you en pointe when you get them?

Notsogrand Wed 11-Jan-12 20:42:14

Certainly jeni. If I can just get the knees to co-operate, standing on tip toe will be a doddle.

jeni Wed 11-Jan-12 21:26:15