Croisé in Battle Room

Gentle Reader, did you ever read Ender’s Game?
You know, Orson Scott Card?
Got a lot out of that book the first time, and even more the second, it was one of those things where the grown-ups are all like, “you are too young to understand this book.” and you’re all like, “what-evah! I read Jane Eyre if I want!!” and then later when you’re a little older you read Jane Eyre again and you’re like, “oh. I see.”
And then there are other books like Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash where you find it when you are all growed-up already and you are just like, “WHY? WHY DIDN’T I READ THIS AT FIFTEEN!!!!!” and it’s kind of like that scene in The Last Unicorn where the old lady is all like, “damn you, unicorn! Why have you come to me now?! I’m old now, it’s too late!”
But anyway back to Ender’s Game:
In ballet class, we’re about to do something in the center where Smirnoff wants us to really travel. Like maybe the three sissones forward, one sissone back combo. But our studio’s diagonal is not to his liking for this exercise so he says to Lé Assistant, “That wall there (points to one of the short ends of our rectangle studio) is the front. Yes? Good. Now, stand in croisé right.”
And she stands in croisé to the mirror, our usual front.
And he sez, “No no no! That wall there is the front! So you must face that corner in croisé! Not this corner!”
And I was like, “omg. Battle Room. The enemy’s gate is Down.”

About adultbeginner

Had my first ballet class Ever at the advanced age of thirty-two. Yikes.
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7 Responses to Croisé in Battle Room

  1. kirstie says:

    Loved that book! Just introduced my son to it.

  2. One of my favorite books (and series) of all time! I’m sooo going to be thinking about the battle room in class tonight!

  3. Meadhbh says:

    Oh man the juxtaposition of a great sci-fi book and ballet. THIS is why I love this blog so much!

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