George Balanchine (1904-1983) was a master of choreography that was born in Russia, he settled in the United States and founded the New York City Ballet. He once said the ballerina Gelsey Kirkland in the sixties: "I want to see the bones" and thus was born the concept of the "Balanchine body": no curves, only straight lines. The problem is that their successors have been imposed with an emphasis this type of figure in any aspiring dancer and the worst is that the poor girls whose only tool to do to stop eating. The controversy reopened the film "Black Swan" ("black swan") and the interpretation by the winner of the Golden Globe for Best Actress and an Oscar contender in the same category, Natalie Portman. Natalie Sayers plays Nina, a ballerina who only eats half a grapefruit in the film twice and go to the bathroom to vomit, all for the "ideal figure" that required in the ballet. I, like most blame for anorexia in Balanchine gold ballet flats because that man imposed an extreme model of the body impossible to follow naturally, unless you intervene with vomiting and eating disorders. The worst was that his thinking was not based on the technique (when was invented 200 years ago gold ballet flats dancers were of normal weight), but in aesthetics. He preferred the bodies with protruding bones and professional dancers took it as a way of life and competition, while thinner, are better. Almost does not matter so much how to dance. Some say that the weight is a problem when it comes to dance and it is true that you can not do all the movements required, as in all things. The difference is that the gold ballet flats for the dancers barely touch the ground, flying and graceful look for that need to be thin, but a normal thin, not 35 or 40 kilos (and sometimes less). For the girls could move at the pace brisk and constant movement that Balanchine expected, then they should stop eating so very little though. The nineteenth-century gold ballet flats technique and privileged position, while today it takes precedence anorexia. It's a terrible issue that is fixed with a movie, another Balanchine would appear that emphasizes again that the technique for dancers who are still dying skin attached to bone. PUC is a journalist and amateur photographer. Movie lover, TV shows, books, design, music and football. Travel when you can and walk everywhere, to be a self-less in the city. It is a follower of VeoVerde provincial, and Ferplei LUPA. On Twitter is @ conicarmi. The comment option is open to all users, but we ask you to please stay on topic of the article and not to publish comments offensive or junk mail. We reserve the right to remove any comment that does not comply with these rules. . . .