Perfection does exist!
You do not have to like ballet to appreciate this beauty.
Maya Plisetskaya is my number 1 ballet dancer since childhood. I would even go that far to say she is one of a kind, one in a million. Not only is she dancing seemingly without having any bones in her arms, so elegant, light and precise, but in this performance she is the only Black Swan I have ever seen, who also catches Odile's sinister seduction in perfection. It's all in the eyes, how she is holding her head, how she moves, that goes far beyond the technical part. Never have I seen any dancer pulling that one off so naturally and it blows me away every time I see it. Not to mention she was age 48 dancing here. Simply amazing.
Why am I sharing this?
Well, it got me thinking. Yes, there are dancers who can throw their legs higher and who can jump more far. But the performance would still leave my heart untouched and my eyes dry. Why? Because perfection in art and in life is not about ice cold technical execution of a task. It is about love, passion, dedication for what you do that makes you and art stand out from the crowd. It is about being authentic and imperfectly perfect. Just like nature is. Nothing in nature is straight forward, the beauty is in the quirks, the variations, the uniqueness of all that surrounds us. The sympathy is not to be found in machines, it is found in being real.
So I would like to encourage you to dare being more of yourself, not only behind closed doors. Express your feelings, be human, have heart and soul, live and love more. Embrace your flaws and make mistakes. Be a work in progress, dance!