Monday, November 29, 2010

Anorexia in the world of dance

I thought it might be interesting to make an article about anorexia in the world of dance, as it will show you a bit where i come from...and what might have trigered my anroexia.

3 years ago i came across this documentary, wich i will share to you, about Perm state ballet school  in russia.The documentary is called << A Beautiful Tragedy>> . In this documentary , David Kinsella follow's the story of Oksana Skorik (yes it is her in my profile picture). For me Oksana is the proof that u can dance even if you have an eating disorder. Today she claims to be recovered of the illnes, but as you will see in the end of the documentary...she is still extremely thin.
I wish to be capable of stabilzing at a low weight and get the necessary amount of vitamines, proteins etc. to fonction well. I think it is possible because well of course to be a dancer you need to train ALOT , therefore you burn alot of calories...aproximativly 300 per hour.

Here are a few facts about russian standards:
The ''Ideal Russian ballet weight'' is your height in centemeters minus 127.
let's say someone who mesures 5ft 6...<<170cm-127=43kg>> so 94 pounds ,wich is a BMI of  15,2

unfortanatly the complete version isn't on internet, but you might find it at the library...that's where i found it.
Here is the site for more information on the caracter's of the movie
I will post the video's after this article.


  1. OOOO..
    ca me done un IMC un peu sous 15 :s
    jserait hospitaliser c presque sure au canada.
    Ces filles sont probablement tous naturellement maigres..
    ou sous nouris si jeunes quelle nont juste pas pu se developper normallement :s

  2. oui surement!
    mais aussi, ca depends de ta grandeur...
    moi jai fait le calcul et il faudrait que je pese 105, cqui est possible etant donner que j'ai dejas danser a ce poids, et que je suis a 110 en ce moment.
    plus tu est petite et plus ca donne un chiffre inpossible.
    faut aussi prendre en consideration que les danseur son rarement sous 5pieds 6