Monthly Archives: June 2011

ABT’s Swan Lake, in under 2000 words

You guys, it was awesome. Awe-some! Ok, so I bought my ticket online. Never been to the Metropolitan Opera House before!. Went for a dress circle box, a $40 seat with an “obstructed view”. Figured there might be a column … Continue reading

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Adult Beginner doodles in a museum

Went to the museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Fashion and Textile History Gallery. I hate this place. It’s my own special torture chamber: all these exquisite vintage and contemporary garments right frikin there in front of me, and … Continue reading

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Like Devo sez, you must grip it.

Ok so before I cold-busted my ankle, I took a basic class at BDC. And there was a neat moment where I got to enjoy what is for me an unusual perspective: the view down the barrel of a portable … Continue reading

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Books. Aw yeah.

Here’s what I got at The Strand: The Pointe Book second edition, shoes, training, and technique by Janice Barringer and Sarah Schlesinger Rori of roriroars recommended it when I was pointe shoe shopping, and four eyed ballerina did a write … Continue reading

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What do we do when we’re not dancing?

Well we might stalk people who are. I mean, hypothetically. We might go to someplace like oh, I don’t know, let’s say Steps On Broadway, just to see what it looks like, and we might push through the door and … Continue reading

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Sneakers tied ballerina style

Been seeing a lot of this in NYC- Or maybe it’s always been a thing here and I’m only just now noticing: people tie their high-top sneakers by wrapping them around the ankle. Like a pointe shoe. But, you know, … Continue reading

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A less glamorous ballet accessory

Had a massage yesterday. Turns out the masseuse is a former dancer! So, post-massage, I’m drinking my little paper cup of water, she says, “look, I’m really glad your ankle isnt hurting you too much, and I’m not a doctor, … Continue reading

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