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My friend Maia

06/22/16
Published in: Inspiring Portraits
My friend Maia

Through its blog, Muses intends to share with you stories of, and about, inspired and inspiring people embracing life in a different way, often shedding magic in doing so. We start with Maia Helles.

Former Russian ballet dancer well in her 90’s, Maia Helles remains resolutely independent, healthy and as fit as a forty year old, even fitter than certain… In the 1950’s, along with her mother, she perfected a routine that the two thought would bring them the required flexibility, agility and grace to go through life’s random events.

 In 2011 Julia Warr, artist and film maker, shot, in Fire Island, New York, this film of 4 minutes and 23 seconds showing Maia in her summer house through a sunny day routine. Watching Maia so at ease in her house at such a great age and still performing her routine brings to the viewer the inevitable concept of Youth Fountain.

Maia is one of Muses genuine muse!


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My friend Maia

Shot in Fire Island, New York, this film (4min. 23 sec) 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. (2011) Film by Julia Warr Music by Lola Perrin