frenchpony (frenchpony) wrote,

  • Music:

Machine Guns And Arabesques

On account of a rather involved conversation today with a specialist in Bulgarian and Macedonian music, I now have Maoist ballet on my mind. One would think that proletarian class warfare and the joys of communism would have nothing to do with the world of plies and pirouettes.

One would be wrong.

Presenting, from the department of People Are Strange, Red Detachment of Women, a 1970 ballet in the grand Maoist tradition of the art. I especially recommend the photo of the corps de ballet about halfway down the page; this is one of the few times that you'll see ballerinas holding machine guns while en pointe.

Mainly to give saadiira, from whom I nicked it, a chance to get back at me.

Casting Call

I (that is, saadiira) think it's inevitable that as we read each other's journals we create mental pictures of each other. Post this on your own journal to find out who your friends see when they read about your life.

Two Rules:
1. The person must be in the movies or on TV (but doesn't have to be an actor/actress). The person can be specific to a role (e.g. Jennifer Elhe's Elizabeth Bennett) or just the person themself.
2. You have to post a link to a picture of said person in the comments.

These castings can be based on things in the person's personality or on physical traits you know they have.
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