Today I put on the TV only by chance and got stuck in front of a great documentary. In a unique project dance legend Wayne Sleep wanted to break down the taboos about weight in ballet and has brought together 16 plus-sized women and two men for a performance of Swan Lake. Wayne Sleep was assisted by Monica Loughman, a Russian-trained professional balletdancer and they had just four months to get the cast ready for their performance. Every one of them had once dreamed of dancing as a career but had been thwarted because of their size. Now they will be transformed into swans.
What I like about the documentary is that the goal is not that they should lose weight. It's not about “the ugly ducklings who becomes swans”, on the contrary all these curvy women are perfectly good enough just as they are!
Today's episode was the first out of three and it is possible to watch on SVT Play!
- Have been on a little mini vacation in the north.Given my past weather-related complaints it would perhaps been smarter to travel, for example, to Dubai. Instead, I went almost to the North Pole, to the gleaming snow, where the darkness was heavy day and night and the cold was intense. Luckily I survived even this, neither froze to death or was eaten by a bear. One could say that my new year began at its best, with an unexpected survival despite all these trials. Now the year 2015 will only get better! My goal this year is to drink as many irish coffee as possible while my body inexplicably just gets more and more physically fit even though I never visit the gym.Happy new year to you!
Ok… The cold is officially here. For a while I thought it would never reach freezing temperatures this year but unfortunately I was wrong. This morning when I came out, I realized that even my bike was frozen solid and was stuck in an ice-related condition. Then realized very quickly that it was freezing cold and felt how my body slowly began turning into an icicle. Luckily, I had pulled on my extremely large vintage fur hat from Stadsmissionen. I did get taught in school that body heat evaporates mainly from the the head and with that in mind, I hurried as fast as I could through the polar winter.Tonight I would have moved myself to town, but despite the short distance I refuse to leave the apartment. Instead, I'm hiding under a blanket, drinking mulled wine and eating large quantities of chocolate. When it comes to chocolate, I believe that I during this Christmas have hit some kind of record. In terms of consumption I find it hard to believe that anyone can achieve my level. Guess I have to start a savings account only for future dental bills.Hope you have had a cozy Christmas!
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