Sunday, March 18, 2012

Alive at 95

My friend Maia from julia warr on Vimeo.

Shot in Fire Island, New York, this film captures the secrets of eternal youth as Maia Helles, a Russian ballet dancer turns 95 but still remains resolutely independent, healthy and as fit as a forty year old. Made by Julia Warr, artist and film maker met Maia on a plane 4 years ago and became utterly convinced by the benefits of her daily exercise routine, which Maia perfected, together with her Mother, over 60 years ago, long before exercise classes were ever invented. (2011) 

Film by Julia Warr
Music by Lola Perrin

If you take pilates, this looks very similar. I want to be her when I'm 95. I'm in love with this sweet dancer's little life. I found this video through my mother.


Carolyn Clark said...

I am so moved by this. What an inspiration and example.

Becky said...

This was so moving. Thank you for sharing :) I shared it as well and linked it back to your post. Your whole blog is just beautiful.