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back to the barre

7 Aug

I stumbled upon the gorgeous video below and was mesmerized by it. The music. The movement. The graphics. The emotion. Perfection. It immediately inspired me to sign up for ballet classes that start next month- I’m so excited (and a tad nervous) to get back to the barre after 12 years.

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“If a dancer dances- which is not the same as having theories about dancing or wishing to dance or trying to dance or remembering in his body someone else’s dance- but if the dancer dances, everything is there…our ecstasy in dance comes from the possible gift of freedom, the exhilarating moment that this exposing of the bare energy can give us. What is meant is not license, but freedom…”

Merce Cunningham (1952)


highlights from my weekend

30 Jul

– watching the Olympic opening ceremony Friday night was definitely a highlight. Was I the only one who found it funny? Brian takes watching the opening ceremony very seriously so he was terribly annoyed with my laughter. I felt the need to ask him- I’m sorry but do you not see that huge creepy baby thing on the stage?

– eating spicy Indian food- at least I had this while we watched the opening ceremony

– going to an outdoor concert in Downtown LA on Saturday night- it was such fun! I even got the chance to dance with an older and very happy man who yelled “the party don’t stop!” the whole time. I had Brian’s blessing in case you were worried. He found it very funny

– watching the movie “Friends With Kids”

– finding a ballet studio to start classes at next month- Align Ballet

– getting my toes painted mint

– receiving “the book of doing” from a thoughtful friend. She thought it would be good inspiration for my artist dates and it is!

– watching people learn how to pay bocci ball at a BBQ

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