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Slow Motion Ballerina: Carla Körbes, Principal Ballet Dancer, Stars In Stunning Short Patrick Fraser Documentary (VIDEO)

Many little girls have dreamed of what it would feel like to be a ballerina. Carla Körbes, a principal dancer at the Pacific Northwest Ballet, gives quite an poetic description: "When you're in the air, it just feels a little bit like time changes. You have that one second where [there's] no gravity, there's nothing. You're not touching anything."

In the stunning short documentary above from Patrick Fraser, Körbes speaks on the ethereal experience of dancing the ballet while she moves in slow motion through a black backdrop, navigating the empty space with delicate, but formidable, grace.

Lucky New Yorkers can see Körbes dance in the Balanchine Programme on February 13 and "Romeo and Juliet" on February 15 at the New York City Center.

Check out some very different ballet moments in Sascha Vaughan's photographs of the all-male troupe, Les Ballets Trockadero in the slideshow below, and let us know your thoughts on dance in the comments section.


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