Teenager is taking a theatre class downtown on Saturdays for the next few weeks; today was the first. Because the class is only an hour and a half, I decided to stay put and explore rather than drive home and back. I had a thoroughly self-indulgent little while, including a quiet iced coffee with my [...]
After poring over Patricio Melo’s stunning photographs of Ballet de Santiago with my students (see July 13th post below), I asked my summer school Ballet I class to imitate the close-up image of the hands from the Ballet de Santiago dancer in La Bayadere. Here they are:
And here they are again, minus the hands [...]
In the last few months I’ve gotten to know the work of Patricio Melo a little bit (at left). He is a soloist with Ballet de Santiago (Santiago, Chile), and a clearly gifted young dance photographer. Patricio is also a contributor at the Winger; if you go there and click on the word “posts” under [...]
Here is another one of my favorite posts, restored from my original blog. If you are reading this, I trust you are sitting in a cool room, maybe with a tall iced tea or some fizzy water. It is HOT outside today!
“Herman and Erica Cornejo are poised for stardom at ABT.” So reads the subtitle [...]
We are happily home again from another July 4th weekend at our cottage in Highlands, NC. And in case you didn’t know, Highlands is a hamlet in Western North Carolina’s Appalachians, in the Nantahala National Forest. Established in the late nineteenth century, its resident population is quite small—just around 250 families or so—but because [...]
New York City Ballet in Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes; Photo, Paul Kolnik. More bloggage when I return from holiday!
It is unusual for a July morning in the South to feel this crisp and dry. At the top of mile 3:
Excuse the awful cell phone camera resolution. And this, perhaps the best-ever moving company slogan:
Whilst contemplating all panics since the Civil War, I was also pondering this question: Why do SAB-trained [...]