Smartphone photos linked onto a tweet are a great way to let Twitter followers get a glimpse of where you are and what you’re up to. Everyone’s at it from Hollywood stars to football louts. Ballet dancers, creative by nature, are often clicking away and sometimes the results are shared.
Now boys love toys, so most of the tweet-pics are from male dancers. In fact most ballet twitterers are male. The American Ballet Theatre’s David Hallberg (@DavidHallberg) looks reflectively in the mirror (pun intended):
The National Ballet of Canada’s Guillaume Coté (@guillaume__cote) and Leonid Sarafanov, now with the Mikhailovsky Ballet, down a pint after Jewels at La Scala:
The Royal Ballet’s Lauren Cuthbertson (@LondonBallerina) shows her romantic side:
and Gary Avis (@balletboy09) in the dressing room:
Of course there are plenty of tweeted photos of feet and costumes, auditoria and make-up, backstage corridors and views from the wings; and touring photos of planes and trains, hotels and cityscapes. But there’s also life outside the theatre world and here it seems that more than boyfriends or wives it’s our four-legged friends that are the most photographed. Here’s Ashley Bouder’s (@ashleybouder) dog Scout:
My favourite? David Hallberg’s evocative picture of a rehearsal studio at the Ballet Nacional de Cuba:
Of course it’s all fun: sometimes silly, sometimes beautiful but often also quite often revealing. Thank you ballet twitterers everywhere…