11 June 2010

dance is in the air....

11 june 2010

inspiration: ballet
location: camh office
what i love: the nostalgia/the beauty of dance

we are getting ready for the next show at the museum in the pr department...meaning connie. and sometimes me. in preparation for the show, we are working on some press releases and such. the next show we have coming up is called dance with camera, and in looking though the catalogue, i was really inspired by the past. days upon months upon years that i spent in toe shoes and ballet slippers. wearing pink tights and black leotards....i really miss it. so today's inspiration is about ballet and it's effect on me.

the catalogue (which i don't have images from...sorry) has a whole variance of dance, from both dancers and nondancers, artists and subjects, black and white film and color. there is a whole gamut of dances in this show, from nudists to ballerinas, and the like. i think it's a lot like dance, and ballet by extension. there are so many different various forms of dance now, not just ballet or tap or modern dance. movement by pure definition appears to be it's own form of dance. so get inspired by dance, cause it's coming to a CAMH near you (august 7-october 17).

back to ballet. it only took about 11 years to fall in love with ballet. really, it only took about 2 days. but i spent a LOT of time after that standing at a barre with my hair in a bun, correcting my form. and i loved every minute of it. from the tights and tiaras, i was hooked. it was the only place i ever wanted to be super girly. so my dance costumes were like my play time....i loved it so much! in fact, the only thing that made me quit was my dance school moving too far away for me to continue...and i never found another school that i loved the same. tear. but enjoy some fun pictures, including one of me at a recital! hee hee

i'm the one on the left... :)

1 comment:

{Arianna Belle} said...

Ballet is so beautiful. Sometimes I wonder if I had tried it as a kid, might I have been good at it? You look so cute in the picture! If I ever have a little girl I'll definitely give her the opportunity to try it out and possibly fall in love with it like you did :)