Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News Editorials & Other Articles General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search


(44,671 posts)
13. George Balanchine said a ballet dancer's skin should be the color of a peeled apple
Tue Jun 30, 2015, 07:15 PM
Jun 2015

Last edited Sun Feb 11, 2018, 09:26 PM - Edit history (9)

Well, you know what happens to the color of peeled apples after a while...Balanchine via The Dance Theater of Harlem, which has been doing classical ballet since 1969.

Congrats, Misty -- but would this be happening if your skin was the color of roast coffee?


Yes! shenmue Jun 2015 #1
Congratulations!!!!! benld74 Jun 2015 #2
That lady is AMAZING. No ifs or buts about it. Xyzse Jun 2015 #3
Cool. bigwillq Jun 2015 #4
Long overdue. 2naSalit Jun 2015 #5
She went through absolute hell to get there. ananda Jun 2015 #6
What is "medical maturation"? Beartracks Jul 2015 #30
And in April she and Brooklyn Mack made history performing Swan Lake. progressoid Jun 2015 #7
Very cool awoke_in_2003 Jun 2015 #12
K & R. Magnificent. A great and determined artist! appalachiablue Jun 2015 #8
Saw her dance and spoke with her after. She is awesome! LoisB Jun 2015 #9
Wow, lucky you! demmiblue Jun 2015 #16
nice! keroro gunsou Jun 2015 #10
K&R Solly Mack Jun 2015 #11
George Balanchine said a ballet dancer's skin should be the color of a peeled apple rocktivity Jun 2015 #13
Ah yes, Balanchine... Still In Wisconsin Jul 2015 #20
god, this woman is beautiful! I am in absolute awe... CTyankee Jun 2015 #14
Awe-some!!! Thespian2 Jun 2015 #15
Her body and movement are just so stunning passiveporcupine Jun 2015 #17
k and r niyad Jun 2015 #18
She is absolutely stunning!! nt kelliekat44 Jun 2015 #19
My daughter is an aspiring classical ballet dancer... Still In Wisconsin Jul 2015 #21
I remember a review of the Dance Theater of Harlem's Swan Lake rocktivity Jul 2015 #22
Now There's A Person RobinA Jul 2015 #23
But ballerinas aren't SUPPOSED to have powerful bodies rocktivity Jul 2015 #24
Thanks for posting that! Still In Wisconsin Jul 2015 #25
Swans are powerful TuxedoKat Jul 2015 #28
So beautiful! Oilwellian Jul 2015 #26
Hey I think I heard her interview asturias31 Jul 2015 #27
Bravo Ms Copeland!!! another glass ceiling shatters! nt riderinthestorm Jul 2015 #29
Brava!!!! GeoWilliam750 Jul 2015 #31
A (Very) Black American Ballerina in Moscow rocktivity Jul 2015 #32
Latest Discussions»General Discussion»Misty Copeland makes hist...»Reply #13