Polina Semionova and Marcelo Gomes in “Giselle” at Mikhailovsky Theatre (Act I)

Polina Semionova and Marcelo Gomes in “Giselle” at Mikhailovsky Theatre (Act I)

Wish this was me

Wish this was me

Polina Semionova in The Nutcracker by John Neumeier at Bayerische Staatsopera. Photo by Jack Devant

Polina Semionova in The Nutcracker by John Neumeier at Bayerische Staatsopera. Photo by Jack Devant

:-)

:-)

Polina Semionova, Staatsballett Berlin  - Ballet, балет, Ballett, Ballerina, Балерина, Ballarina, Dancer, Dance, Danza, Danse, Dansa, Танцуйте, Dancing

Polina Semionova, Staatsballett Berlin - Ballet, балет, Ballett, Ballerina, Балерина, Ballarina, Dancer, Dance, Danza, Danse, Dansa, Танцуйте, Dancing

Polina Semionova - she is so pretty. I have considered writing a character that is a ballerina.

Polina Semionova - she is so pretty. I have considered writing a character that is a ballerina.

#ThursdayThoughts The beautiful Polina Semionova to keep you motivated today.:heart:…

#ThursdayThoughts The beautiful Polina Semionova to keep you motivated today.:heart:…

Polina Semionova  Enrico Nawrath

Polina Semionova Enrico Nawrath

<<Polina Semionova (American Ballet Theatre)  for Magazine Diskurs>>

<<Polina Semionova (American Ballet Theatre) for Magazine Diskurs>>

Dancer Polina Semionova in Arsen und Spitzentanz for Harper’s Bazaar Germany, February 2014. Photograph by Jason Kim.

Dancer Polina Semionova in Arsen und Spitzentanz for Harper’s Bazaar Germany, February 2014. Photograph by Jason Kim.

Polina Semionova in "Don Quixote", Mikhailovsky Ballet # Photo © The Mikhailovsky Theatre/© Stanislav Levshin

Polina Semionova in "Don Quixote", Mikhailovsky Ballet # Photo © The Mikhailovsky Theatre/© Stanislav Levshin

Polina Semionova Pictures and Photos | Getty Images

Polina Semionova Pictures and Photos | Getty Images

Polina Semionova Nikiya La Bayadere Vaze

Polina Semionova Nikiya La Bayadere Vaze

Polina Semionova - Photographer Enrico Nawrath

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Polina Semionova - Photographer Enrico Nawrath

Scheherazade, Mariinsky Ballet. Racial difference as a playground for exotic fantasy brings us back to Orientalism. By masquerading a deliberate nudity as race, a taboo is feigned. By allowing the erotics to show, race itself is fetishised; the temptation of race is cast as an excusable transgression. These bodies are thus objectified by the administration of both their gender and race.

Polina Semionova and Igor Zelensky

Scheherazade, Mariinsky Ballet. Racial difference as a playground for exotic fantasy brings us back to Orientalism. By masquerading a deliberate nudity as race, a taboo is feigned. By allowing the erotics to show, race itself is fetishised; the temptation of race is cast as an excusable transgression. These bodies are thus objectified by the administration of both their gender and race.

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