Monday, August 10, 2009

dance like nobody's watching


I've never been into organized dance, kinda like organized religion, it seems to be too much of a spiritual and personal thing to be choreographed and "organized" with steps you must follow.

My version of dancing is about like this...

When I read the Times, I always skip over the dance reviews, but find myself staring at the photographs that usually accompany the piece, wondering to myself: how the heck do they do that move?! Dancing, for me, comes down to the times when I've got my walkman on and am blasting some Beyonce or I've just finished a really good piece of artwork I'm super proud of ...and up comes my 15 mins of joy, alone, in my studio.



Recently, a woman named Elise left a very nice comment on my blog & it prompted me to check out her blog, too. Much to my surprise, I found a blog all about ballet. I guess the "surprise" part comes into play when I think, 'how does someone who loves organized dance come to my blog and enjoy it?' It's kind of an exciting feeling. What's more exciting is finding someone that has that kind of passion for one thing and solidly dedicates her search for information to that one thing.
I can already tell Elise is going to introduce me to a whole new chapter of interest. I may even buy a ticket to see the ballet this year!

*all photos courtesy of Elise's blog

3 comments:

cinner said...

That is interesting, Sometimes through friendship we find new interests. I have a friend who loved to karaoke, I would go and watch her. she finally convinced me to sing and I was hooked for quite some time. I have been to the ballet, beautiful to watch, but not really my cup of tea. Good luck to you. Take care.

Ellen Zachos said...

This afternoon the video comes up perfectly! I am totally hooked on So You Think You Can Dance. Actually, I'll watch anyone dance...it fascinates me. Stemming back (I think) to my being denied dance class when I was a child, no matter how I begged. Poor, pitiful me. :(

superchance said...

I just discovered your blog and I absolutely LOVE it.... someday I am going to finish the novel i have been working on for 15 years. I was recently forced into resignation from a job I absolutely loved and was absolutely shattered, Couldnt talk about it for weeks. Now I'm making my own lemonade!!!! And I love the documentary coming soon... I will b sure to watch it and pass it on to everyone I know!!! Thanks for the uplifting insight.....