Vanity Fair, Please Stop It with These Weird "Ballet" Tutorials
Remember a few weeks back, when Vanity Fair put out a video featuring Petra Collins, who is very much not a professional dancer or dance teacher, teaching ballet? Well, this week, the mag has Elle Fanning, who is also very much not a professional dancer or dance teacher, demonstrating how to do a piqué turn on pointe. And we love us some Elle, but...this is not good:
Look, we get it: The video is part of a series called "Secret Talent Theatre," featuring actors showing off their little-known skills—or "skills." (Emma Stone teaches us how to use a pogo stick; Elle's sis Dakota proves she can name all the American Presidents.) It's supposed to be goofy and fun.
But having a non-expert "teach" pointework? That's straight-up dangerous. Somebody's gonna break an ankle, guys.
Thankfully, Elle didn't—though she made us anxious for a second.