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Daily Archives: September 8, 2014
Who this is in the picture (etching)? Hint: He’s French.
Who uttered these apropos comments about me? They will be sued with libel! La!
Between memory and reality there are awkward discrepancies…
I am not eccentric. It’s just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of catfish.
Word spread because word will spread. Stories and secrets fight, stories win, shed new secrets, which new stories fight, and on….I WILL SEND <A CHECK FOR $5 TO ANYONE WHO CAN NAME THESE VERBOSE WRITERS>
Why Irina and Max do not get as much credit as they deserve for actually dancing properly, beautifully and expressively-I mean, they are GREAT!
This is a video of Irina Dvorovenko and maxim Beloserkovsky doing a pas de deux-
When Jacques D’Amboise’s birthday is – here is a link http://www.care2.com/ecards/ for everyone to send him a free card celebrating our love for him and his accomplishments in dance education and humanitarianism in ballet education-also his wit, intelligence and sense of humor. He really is a brilliant and funny guy! If you do not know who Jacques D’Amboise is you can look him up here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_d%27Amboise_%28dancer%29 and here http://www.kennedy-center.org/explorer/artists/?entity_id=3716&source_type=A – Also, if you are looking for a charitable cause in ballet worth contributing to, here is one of his- http://www.nationaldance.org/about_founder.htm Who knows how long it took Jacques D’Amboise to realize his dream of the National Dance Institute, and when was the date of its first inception (into the NYC Public Schools)? http://vimeo.com/29052643
That Indianapolis is hosting an international ballet competition? http://indianapoliscityballet.org/events/indianapolis-international-ballet-competition-2015/
That these are 5 to read books (for dancers/balletomanes) on the website of a ballet blogger:
1. Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin
2. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
3. So you want to be a ballet dancer? by Jennifer Kronenberg
4.Anatomy, Dance Technique & Injury Prevention by Justin Howse and Moira McCormack, and finally (drumroll!)
5. The Everyday Dancer by Deborah Bull
In addition, I might add, books by the author compiling her many years research and knowledge into the subject of ballet (Volumes 1-4)
Cupcakes & Conversation by Cheryl Angear
It looks like a good Christmas list to me, and I would try the UK bookshop http://www.elizadawsondancebooks.co.uk/
WHICH IS CLOSING DOWN THIS MONTH SO EVERYTHING MUST GO-HURRY!!!!!ORDER NOW!!!!!
The brief history of the tutu per http://sheris-musings.tumblr.com/post/32761192624/tutustyles
What Sergei Polunin is doing now?