Behind hearsay about relationships within ballet company always stay true stories.
Although I’ve never faced with legendary “glass in my pointes” still I can tell you something.
I want to emphasize that all these stories are not mine. Other ballet dancers share them with me. It’ no wonder that ballet world wear you out physically and psychologically.
“The Costume Thief”
“Once upon a time Little Girl wanted to be a ballerina. She dreamt about something beautiful about to be a part of wonderful art. But soon She understood that her way to the dream was harder than she thought.
Time passed Little Girl became Young Ballerina. She was full of ambitions and inspiration.
So she was accepted to the ballet company. Old-residents cleared that she wasn’t welcome, she had not her own place in the dressing room or even near the ballet bar. But I in spite of all She always smiled.
One day our Young Ballerina couldn’t find her ballet-skirt. She was looking for it together with make up artist but without result.
So but actually they found it. Old-resident-ballerina who was on the sick list said that it’s her ballet-skirt. But in fact Young Ballerina was given that costume by costumer. After that accident Young Ballerina was called The Costume Thief. People didn’t speak with The Costume Thief but her only wish was to be invisible.
One day She couldn’t find her dress again. Young Ballerina was looking for it herself to escape another scandal. It was her coming out but She’s still without the dress. And than tearfully crying Young Ballerina said that she lost her costume. Young Ballerina was penalized. After that event She left the theater.”
“Behind the Smile”
“Once Charming Ballerina came to the national theatre where people always smiled each other. But Charming Ballerina often has Evil Sisters. She was talented and hard working so soon She was given the Role. And Evil Sisters appeared in our Ballerina’s life immediately. Those was two girl who hated Her because of Her success.
That was the day of performance. Charming Ballerina didn’t worry because She knew that all depends on Her. She did Her hair, put the dress on and made up. Than She took Her pointes and came on stage. She was dancing about 15 minutes. That was Charming Ballerina’ s triumph. Everyone stare Her. But suddenly She felt fire on her body and the gaze of Her Evil Sisters. When Charming Ballerina came into the dressing room She understood that the dress was covered with Capsicam. Her body was burnt. But Charming Ballerina didn’t say anything about it. She continued the way to Her Big Dream to be a great ballerina.”
The moral of these two Ballet tales is The Big Dream of Little Girl rules in ballet world like money rule in big business.
As for me I am always astonished about people act when I hear such stories. And the most interesting thing is the weakest people act most dreadfully.