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  • 00:00:00,000 --> 00:00:02,870 People think of classical dancers

  • as like these perfect, soft, fairy tale characters.

  • And I've been asked before, wouldn't you

  • want to be perfect?

  • Why would I keep doing this if I were perfect at it?

  • It would be so boring.


  • Having been a professional for almost 20 years,

  • I want to bring ballet to more people.

  • Every human being should experience dance

  • in some way at some point.


  • In this MasterClass, you will learn

  • a simple way of approaching the ballet technique,

  • as well as all that it takes to accept who you are

  • and embrace who you want to be.

  • You're really in such a vulnerable state

  • when you're with someone on stage,

  • and you're experiencing what you are.

  • And then you also have to be so free.

  • 00:00:52,570 --> 00:00:54,980 The number one thing is absolutely trust.

  • Yay. It was good.

  • [LAUGHS]

  • I didn't start ballet until I was 13.

  • I experienced a lot of hardships from a young age.

  • Speaking was terrifying.

  • And so to find this language through movement was like,

  • oh, this has been the missing link my whole 13

  • years of living.

  • It wasn't until dance came into my life

  • that it made me confident.

  • Focus on your placement principles as you move

  • to attitude on relevé.

  • They will help keep you from pitching your upper body

  • forward.


  • So I rotate in and, then, there you go.

  • When it comes to working with a choreographer,

  • come in with the approach of being a blank canvas.

  • You're there to be molded.

  • I went through a really difficult time

  • where I started to believe people's words that I

  • wasn't right.

  • I wasn't good enough.

  • It was a way of saying, you don't have the right skin

  • color for dance.

  • I could have walked away, but I took it as fuel.

  • Own your power and your voice.

  • Do not let other people's words define you.

  • I'm Misty Copeland, and this is my MasterClass.


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    luna.chou posted on 2020/03/18
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