Monday, May 19, 2008

On Being a Dancer

The weekend was filled with tulle and ribbons as Gracie participated in her first dance recital. She had a great time, but think more than the actual dancing, she liked having her hair and makeup done...

wearing a tutu...

hanging out with other little girls in equally cute outfits...

posing for pictures...

and getting flowers.

As for the dancing, here she is at dress rehearsal. All the girls were a bit distracted by the coaching from the wings, the bustle of the audience, and the change in routine. Gracie in particular missed a couple of the steps, much to her dismay. On recital day, though, she was spot on and quite lovely.

In a dancer, there is a reverence for such forgotten things
as the miracle of the small beautiful bones
and their delicate strength.
~Martha Graham

Our Beautiful Ballerina


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