I’m not a big crier. I usually receive sad stories and bittersweet twists in a matter of fact way. I am especially resistant to a movie or show that attempts to contrive or construct certain emotional responses. Just tell the story and I’ll decide how I feel. And I don’t usually feel like crying. I … Continue reading Beautiful things: Reflections at a Carole King musical
It’s been over a week since the Monti GrandSLAM on April 18. The delay in publishing my thoughts has been a combination of processing and procrastination. In case you aren’t familiar with the Monti it is true stories told by the people who experienced them relating to a theme and within a certain amount of … Continue reading The Monti GrandSLAM
Carolina Ballet’s current program, Monet Impressions presents two original ballets inspired by paintings by French impressionist painter Claude Monet. Picnic on the Grass, choreographed by principal guest choreographer Lynne Taylor-Corbett, is an extroverted ballet, as cheerful as a dance number in a Broadway show. Taylor-Corbett gives Monet’s subjects in Le Dejeuner sur l’herbe lives that … Continue reading Carolina Ballet – Monet Impressions
I am excited to return to writing about the arts beginning next week! Look for my article on Carolina Ballet's Monet Impressions following its opening on May 11. I started this blog when I was writing reviews for Triangle Arts and Entertainment. I received press releases and calls for media photographers for performances and events we … Continue reading Let’s talk about art
The original plan was to go to Washington, DC and take part in the massive march I knew that would be, but I was feeling unwell, so I decided to stay home and march in Raleigh. What a great day that ended up being! We were among the first to arrive, and as we stood … Continue reading A day in Raleigh
The recital theme of the studio where I teach, Holly Springs School of Dance, from this past June was Evolution of Dancer. This is a fitting theme for my summer of photos, as well. They include everything from a little dancer's first time on the stage to professional ballet dancers honing their skills in class. Here … Continue reading Evolution of a Dancer – Summer Favorites
Here's an idea akin to the book club but much more fun! 1 - Get together with friends (bring wine) and read Shakespeare's play Macbeth aloud. If you've never read aloud with others, I highly recommend you give it a try! Here's a link to the play: http://shakespeare.mit.edu/macbeth/full.html 2 - Take your friends to the reception … Continue reading Support art and be smart!