It’s an art form that requires so much
from you mentally and physically. I think it attracts a certain type of person. A lot of the guys you speak to it’s very roundabout way of getting to ballet. I did everything from BMX to Taekwondo, football. But to soar across stage experiencing that rush. In Australia, our vision of a male ballet
dancer is quite strong. You have to be powerful. It’s an aesthetic artform, you
need to be able to make beautiful lines. Everyone is so different, but I think
that in terms of the purity of classical ballet there is this drive towards
achieving perfection, which is always elusive. The most captivating dancers to
watch, male or female, you can just tell that they love every minute of it. I like to feel worked on the stage, you should come off short of breath and
feeling absolutely ruined and you know you’ve really done something. There is that side of what we do which is pure athleticism. What we do to our bodies, the
amount of strength we need can correlate to an elite sportsman. But that elite sportsman doesn’t have to go out into the field and make it look like it’s
nothing. There’s this innate, immense
satisfaction and freedom when you’re doing something that you
love and get to do it on stage. Surrounded by the music, completely
present in the moment. The process of getting to the stage, the
injuries, the pain and the highs and the lows and sometimes your body is
saying “I can’t do this”, yet you have to go out and deliver to 3,000 people and
it’s a challenge. There are moments where you come off stage and you can’t remember
what you actually did it, was just a blur it was just this exciting swirl of
emotions and you know it’s a good feeling to have. I often ask myself that question – ‘What’s it all about?’ ‘What do I do it for?’ It’s the freedom of self-expression. I think that’s what makes ballet and
what makes dance so incredible. We are athletes. Yet, we are artists.

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Dennis Veasley

100 thoughts on “BALLET MEN”

  1. while watching this clip, I was thinking how footballers (very low opinion) would fare? Ballet requires a certain discipline and intelligence they can never meet! Thank you for sharing.

  2. my frustrated dream is to be a ballet classical dancer :'( we live in a society so prejudiced that my parents never thought about my happiness but I love him anyway

  3. The perfect human form in motion has nothing comparable. I'm not worried about the absurd notion that robots will replace humanity. Such ignorance is spoken by those who want robots because they can't personally contend with the perfect human capability, or because they make robots for people who can't contend with natural perfection.

  4. Ballet dancers combine athleticism and art when they train. That is difficult; which is why they become polishedly elegant daggers when they perform! Their masculinity is expressed with grace and poetry on stage!

  5. Riveting. Absolutely stunning. We don't often see a male ballet dancer's perspective.
    Thank you for posting this.

  6. I AM 380 LBS AND I AM A PROFEsSIONAL MALE BALLET DANCER….I DON"T DO THE STANDING ON TOES AND JUMPING IN THE AIR STUFF, I'M MORE LIKE WHEN THE OTHER DANCERS CARRY ME IN THE AIR..I LOVE TO SEE THEIR FRIGHTEN FACES WHEN THEY HAVE TO LIFT ME…LOL…BUT SERIOUSLY, IN SWAN LAKE, I AM MORE LIKE THE LAKE THAN A SWAN…MY NEXT SPORT IS HORSE BACK RIDING

  7. amazing vid to try to understand gravity…. our gravity center…. I never danced … but I studied a lot of science…. that's amazing!!!!

  8. Some of the greatest NFL football players in the US took ballet (Herschel Walker, Lynn Swann, Steve McClednon). I played sport and tried it–it is f–ing hard. These guys are gods.

  9. HORRIBLE sound track! Could not finish the video, which is a shame, because it’s beautiful. The sound track is intrusive, too too too too loud, and clashes with the dancing.

  10. Wow. Gorgeous! These men are amazing! Great cinematography! (I did have a little trouble hearing them speak, though, because the music was so loud.)

  11. It definitely attracts a certain type of person, definitely not me though. Lol I need more um…masculinity to me exuded from my men.

  12. I know classical music is traditional for ballet, but this convinces me we need some contemporary music ballets.

  13. omg that's pretty hot but they should prolly stop wearing these extremely tight leggigngs that make their bulges stick out lol

  14. God you are Amazing and beautiful with your ART you are limitless with your beautiful face and body you Are time less keep doing what you doing world needs you your art and beauty your Art your hard work and your beauty is gift from God!

  15. Wow!
    So great and hot!
    I have the highest respect for you guys!
    Go on!
    Best wishes and greets from Vienna/Austria! 😉

  16. Male ballerinas wear the dumbest clothing. They should wear thong leotards and shiny tights to really stand out.

  17. Honestly, I was a professional dancer for a few years. It is arduous in ways no other job ever is. You have to do all sorts of purely athletic things, beautifully, breathtakingly, and through the kinds of pain most folks go to the emergency room for.

    And you have to do it IN FRONT OF A MIRROR.

    So freaking hard. And you have such a short shelf life.

  18. People have to stop… channel your inner soul and you'll see such beauty. The magnificent body is one beautiful tool. When negative words and actions stop…the journey of life become sweeter.♥️♥️

  19. Beautiful dancers……I'm a runner and I would really like to know what their workout routine is for legs………..

  20. I see nothing wrong with both women and men falling in tender love with these beautiful gracious art portraying men🥰🥰. Inspiring

  21. Ballet is such a beautiful art!
    The level of control that they have over their bodies is extraordinary!!!!
    I thought about practicing ballet when I was a teenager and I didn’t, I really wish I did though. It’s beautiful.

  22. Ballet is a joke until i actually watched abby lee show….. every performance those kids pushed to their best and, wow…. i love how dance can tell a story, and, put technique aside, just watch and get aww….

  23. One of my friends that goes to the Australian ballet school said that dance is a universal language. It really is.

  24. My only one childhood dream that I could not fulfill, given the prejudice in that time (my father – Go…..d have him in peace! – forbid me): to become a classical ballet dancer. I love this art: it links movement, rhythm and emotion.

  25. I remember some years ago the French national football team making fun of the male Opera Ballet dancers and then the dancers invited the footballers to 'work out' with them and they just couldn't keep up and from then on they had all the respect of the other sportsmen.

  26. I know I appreciate art in any form mostly but why is this in my recommendation?

    I don’t do ballet. I don’t even dance.

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