From Cristiano‘s blog:
Finally I met my ballet idol ! Last night my friend Irina Dvorovenko, Russian principal of the American Ballet Theater, invited me to the Met to see her performance as Juliet next to Italian ballet dancer sensation Roberto Bolle. It was the first time for her to dance next to him. It was pure love and elegance ! The crowd went crazy with a standing ovation of half and hour ! Imagine the Russian technique of Irina and the passion and masculine stage presence of Roberto … the best Romeo and Juliet I have ever seen ! Both of them not only are amazing dancers but also incredible actors. The chemistry was there.. they were in love on stage. After the show I met both backstage and of course I melt when I talked ( in Italian ) to Roberto. He is so adorable!
Go to Cristiano’s blog to see a video of the Dance of the Knights with Roberto Bolle.
When I wrote the Nutcracker post, I had to keep it G rated so that my 13 year old niece could read it. Typically she is not allowed to read her Auntie’s blog, for reasons I am sure you can understand. Here is the real dirt. In one of the dances, the male dancer was bare-chested, even showing a bit of trail below his navel, and the female was wearing a harem-type outfit (but who cares about her). As my sister whispered to me, “Lose the skirt.” The whole dance was so sexy and seductive, to quote a fellow blogger, it made me feel funny in my pants.
When Evie and I went back stage, that dancer was still shirtless with all of his male buddies all around him and having his picture taken with female fans. Still your hearts guys, he has a girl friend. We were about to head over there, when our husbands showed up. So close, and yet so far. Although, it would have been really bad had we been caught. They also had two West Point Cadets in the performance that played the soldiers and they were just adorable. One was blond and one was brunette. At the cast party the next day, they showed up in tight tee shirts and were both very muscular. The brunette knew the samba, and danced the salsa with the 60 year old wife of the company owner. He was running his hands all up and down her front and back and I guess it was quite a thrill for her. Who wouldn’t it have been a thrill for?
So for this week’s fantasy, I offer a male ballet dancer. Ethan Stiefel came to my attention in the movie Center Stage. I have always liked ballet because there are men in tights and you can just see everything. Little is left to the imagination. All the muscle groups are readily apparent, buttocks, quadriceps, and calves, just everything. Then there is the bulge. Yum. Nothing is better than that. So, without further ado, here is Ethan:
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I thoroughly enjoyed Center Stage and if you like oogling the men of dance, you might like it too. Another movie with ballet dancers you might like is The Turning Point with Mikhail Barshinikov. So, check out these two movies and spend a Friday Fantasy night at the ballet.