I will what I want

I will what I want

[Time]

“Rising star Misty Copeland makes history as the first African American Female Principal Dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre.

When she discovered ballet, however, Misty was living in a shabby motel room, struggling with her five siblings for a place to sleep on the floor. A true prodigy, she was dancing en pointe within three months of taking her first dance class and performing professionally in just over a year: a feat unheard of for any classical dancer”.

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Vocabulary chunks  to learn after watching the video :

  • Dance came into my life very unexpected
  • With my single parent, my mother and 5 of my siblings
  • I could make a career out of something I enjoyed doing
  • Something that I was passionate about
  • Something that gave me a voice
  • A major ballet company
  • To set an example of what a healthy image is
  • Dreams are possible
  • You really can push yourself to become anything with the right work ethic and support around you
  • I hope to see more diversity on the stage
  • I hope the audience is more diverse
  • People go to see performances
  • They want to see themselves up there
  • Endless opportunities
  • Something they could attain
  • I want them to be able to see dreams through me

 

I love going to different places

I love going to different places

[1000 Londoners]

 Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching video :

  • When I was small
  • I’ve grown up in London
  • You’ve either got the sawdust in your veins or you haven’t
  • I’ve always loved the circus
  • We are a family circus
  • My sister runs the ticket office
  • I love the travelling, I love going to different places
  • The troop are not from a circus
  • I have to tell them to pick their costumes up
  • Any dramas, I have to sort it ou
  • I’m basically the group chaperone
  • Wheel of death, magic, aerial skills, hula hoops
  • It’s a full house of circus acts
  • No we’re only half full
  • Things change all the time
  • You’re not just moving country, you’re moving a complete community
  • You end up somewhere where you’re related to somebody along the line
Vocabulary chunks in this video are also suitable for those taking  the CaMLA ECPE Speaking Test  @ HAU

Do you want to study Circus Arts?

The National Centre for Circus Arts is a registered charity and one of Europe’s leading providers of circus education. Based in a magnificent Victorian power station adjacent to Hoxton Square, we involve thousands of people in the creation and performance of circus arts every year. Over half of the annual income needed to run the National Centre comes from grants and donations.

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They call it dance. I call it life.

They call it dance. I call it life.

  [Teen Vogue]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • You leave home at a very very young age
  • To pursue to becoming professional ballerinas
  • It was a stepping stone in the right direction towards becoming a part of a company
  • New York City Ballet was the dream company
  • So I’m now officially a part of the New York City Ballet
  • I honestly couldn’t be more honored
  • You take class at 10.30
  • Have rehearsal until 7 o’clock
  • When there is performance, you have a show at 7.30
  • I have to work on who I am on stage
  • What makes someone stand out, what makes someone unique
  • Everyone is unique in their own way
  • There are so many people I look up to
  • In five years my goal is to be a better dancer, to be a better artist

 

 

 

 

Is Discipline a part of Freedom ?

Is Discipline a part of Freedom ?

Watch the following video :

source : http://www.mauriglobalbeauty.com/en

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • She’s an amazing performer
  • It’s women, it’s feminine, and hair is the crown of our body
  • What was your inspiration for  the choreography
  • The hair follows the intention of the movement
  • The hair makes a circular pattern which you’ll see in slow motion
  • Discipline vs freedom
  • The more discipline you have, you have freedom
  • Because you know what your limits are
  • Discipline is a part of freedom
  • Basically my work is about time, space, shape and motion
source : Kerastase Paris
Living your dream

Living your dream

Watch the following video :

Benedicte Bemet

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

Most of the time you don’t look at this as your job

It’s your passion

Put myself in the right mental state

I moved away from my parents when I was 14

It was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do

I owe all of this to them

The outcome of class can sort of determine the day sometimes

Ever since I got into the company I started numbering my pointe, I’m up to pair 123

I find sewing quite therapeutic

It’s hard it’s hard not to get too nervous

Setting yourself up for the show, just really warming up your muscles and finding your centre

I like to hum the actual music before I go on stage

It can make you so happy

There are days it can make you quite upset as well if you’re disappointed in yourself

What’s most important I guess is still coming

We had like a goal from the age of 13, you knew what you wanted to be

What’s more incredible is the fact that it actually happened

We are actually living the dream