BALLERINA ON A BOAT (Lev Atamanov, 1969)

“Grace under pressure.” What about innate grace—grace without pressure?      The young ballerina who boards ship in Balerina na korable suggests somewhat Jacques Tati’s Monsieur Hulot: she is so focused on whatever she is doing—in her case, rehearsing dance and dancing—that she is oblivious to the rest of the world and to the impact that her […]