Another one of my inspirations from the dance world here today. I discovered Joy through youtube, where she vlogs daily about her experiences.
Find her youtube channel here
Unlike most other dance in the media, she doesn't present ballet a certain way, you just get to see her life as it is. I think that the awful side of ballet being portrayed through movies such as Black Swan, or the TV series Flesh and Bone, makes people feel detached from dance, and less likely to see performances. While I believe that dance should be in the media, and people should be talking about it, I don't think that it should always be in such a negative light. This isn't representative of dance as a whole, what would be so much better is an un-edited version for the public to enjoy and realise what the dance world is like.
Enter Joy Womack, who vlogs daily about her experiences as a dancer with the Kremlin Ballet. A combination of a great sense of humour, beautiful rehearsal footage and sometimes performance footage as well makes for very easy watching. You can binge watch her videos for hours, but at the moment I am up to date and just waiting for the next one!
Her attitude towards dance (and life in general) is also extremely inspiring. She is so hard working, pretty much every video includes some footage of her working out. It's hard not to feel lazy in front of a laptop when she works so incredibly hard for her art form. She manages to fit in rehearsals for performances, an impressive workout routine, running her own business called the Prima Bar, and vlogging every day! I feel busy most of the time, but Joy's routine is a new level of lively.
As well as this great attitude to life, her dancing is beautiful to watch. The viewers get to watch lots of rehearsals, at the heart of the Kremlin Ballet - almost as if we were there ourselves. The performances are also great, the variety of roles introduced is amazing.
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