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weekend reads

Wow, it’s been so long since I’ve shared a little roundup of reads from the web! I’ve stumbled upon some articles worth sharing, so I thought I would do just that. 208 more words


swimming into spring

It’s here! Spring sunshine, mermaid musings, and the final week of the FBP season! Whew!

What a long and fulfilling season it has been.  I’ve been a lonely widow, a playful courier of faith, a sugar-filled fairy, an icy queen, a dewy drop, a romantic American, a rousing ruby, a hyper fox, a slippery tippler, a gush of thrusting gust, a significantly more spritely American, and now, a marveling mermaid. 36 more words


Rumpelstiltskin: BalletLORENT

Newcastle-based company BalletLORENT returns to The Lowry with Rumpelstiltskin, the final part in their fairytale trilogy. It’s a magical, quirky combination of contemporary ballet, theatre and circus that is ideally suited to a family audience. 371 more words


marveling mermaid

Whoever said getting older meant “growing up” never met a professional ballet dancer. One of the best things about my job is the essential nature of imagination. 238 more words


we went on tour!

Over the weekend, FBP brought a small cast of dancers to New Hampshire to perform at UNH’s Celebrity Series. We went *on tour*! Yes it was just one performance in one location in New England, but for a regional ballet company with a tight budget, that’s pretty impressive! 135 more words


food and flowers and brick walls I've posed with

I’ve used up all of my words between pages of planners. But a picture’s worth 1000 words, right? So here’s a collection, or something cliché like that…


Bernstein Centenary: ROH Live

The great American composer Leonard Bernstein would have been 100 this year, and to celebrate his centenary the Royal Ballet perform a trio of contemporary works set to his music. 524 more words