Dance: U.S. Ballet Soars

And in model roles, the role model is high-flying Gelsey Kirkland

First position first. Place heels together and splay the feet until they point in opposite directions. Fine, but keep those legs touching, no bowing at the knees! In passing, note the ripples of protest that exfoliate up from the ankles through knees to outer thighs, the pebbly grind of hip sockets trying to accommodate swiveling joints. Good. Tendons, sinews, muscles and bones should now unite in sending an urgent message to the brain. Ouch! Wait a nanosecond for the translation. Here it comes: "Cut it...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!