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Some Things that Changed (not for the Better)

When I was fat, I went to ballet summer courses that were too fast for me, to inspire and challenge myself. I carried a Prix de Lausanne bag. 657 more words


Opera House

On Saturday night, I walked in the footsteps of Emperor Napoleon III. Sort of.

On Thursday, I met Victor, the guide on two walking tours I took, on the steps of the Opera Garnier. 881 more words


American Ballet Theatre School Turns 10

Ballet Theatre—now American Ballet Theatre, or if you’re on friendly terms with it, ABT—was born in 1940 with an ambitious program, some stars (most impressively, the major choreographer of his time, Mikhail Fokine), and no financial liquidity. 1,189 more words

Bicycling to Swan Lake

On Sunday, I biked downtown to see the Joffrey Ballet in a gorgeous performance of Swan Lake.  Bicycling is certainly the most civilized way to travel, I decided, while listening to my Tchaikovsky ballet album on my iPod and sailing along the lakefront trail in the sunshine. 44 more words


Royal Opera House

If you remember back to my Goodbye Summer post, I said I was going to do three B’s this autumn. One of them was ballet at the Royal Opera House. 224 more words


Doing it Badly

“Anything worth doing is worth doing badly.” – G.K.Chesterton

This quote just about sums up the post you’re about to read. I love how Chesterton took the saying  “anything worth doing is worth doing well” and gave it a creative twist that still rings just as true. 321 more words

Obsession (A Warning to Future Adult Ballet Students)

As a public service and warning to future adult beginner ballet students I present a cautionary tale about what can happen when you allow the nine-year-old part of you… 250 more words