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Beautiful Ballet

One afternoon my father and I watched a television news segment on The National Ballet of China. On the screen were a large group of beautiful ballet dancers dressed in white tutus, toe shoes and had silver delicate crowns on their heads. 1,474 more words

On dance and the dreaded pointe shoe

  • Avi is NOT me. Photo credit is http://www.tylershields.com/2015/03/19/pointe-2/

Whenever a non dancer (from what I’ve heard) hears the word dance, the first thing that’ll come to mind will probably not be pointe or anything similar. 746 more words

On Multiple Topics

Ballet 101: A cheat sheet for answering the most common questions about ballet

As professional dancers, we have a pretty unusual job, and often people who are interested in starting a conversation with us end up asking us the same questions over and over again. 615 more words


determining the meaning of things . . .

“The frame, the definition, is a type of context. And context, as we said before, determines the meaning of things. There is no such thing as the view from nowhere, or from everywhere for that matter. 22 more words

Musings . . .

Picture This Dance

Picture This Dance is a wonderful company I worked for this dance season. I had a lot more fun than I thought I would. I got some great shots but only saved a few on my computer. 14 more words


Summer, is that you?

Today was a really good day. It finally felt like summer again and I didn’t freeze to death while working, as I have done these past day that have been filled with rain and coldness.  282 more words


Christmas in July: Freed Pointe Shoe Edition

The best feeling as a dancer is getting LOTS of new pointe shoes! Luckily, one of the company dancers and I share the same shoe size and maker so we have been sharing shoes throughout this whole past season. 46 more words