Ballet: A study in making pain look effortless

"You see yourself in the mirror every day, and you see how imperfect you are and it makes you afraid. I always raised the bar too high. I had to learn to change my attitude from ‘Oh, no, I can’t do this’ to ‘Yes, I can.’ I had to learn how to condition my body and mind to go onstage no matter what." — Veronika Part 



Loomis Dean—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Gene Kelly rehearses with ballerina Claude Bessy and other dancers, Paris, 1960.



Read more: http://life.time.com/culture/gene-kelly-rare-photos-of-a-song-and-dance-legend/attachment/03_00887388/#ixzz2YqFsjFRv

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    The determination in his eyes… God, I love Gene Kelly
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