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For Maria Tallchief

An altar, on Dia de Los Muertos. Photo of Maria Tallchief from Ballet Portraits by Maurice Seymour, copyright 1952, Pellegrini and Cudahy, New York P.S., I’m not an expert on her life or anything, I just wanted to honor her … Continue reading

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“The Masters Are Dead and Gone”

Pretty much every possible thing you can do with a baby is controversial in some way, to somebody, including simple things that you’d think nobody would care about. Like, How Are You Gonna Feed The Baby? (with my boobs) For … Continue reading

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Ernest Belcher: not just a funny name

Ok so you know how the Adult Beginner did this post not too long ago about the Pavlova book? Including this picture? And maybe you remember how the Adult Beginner was totally immature and giggling about this dude’s name? Well, … Continue reading

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Bow Wow

Doing a more elaborate reverénce at the end of class these days. Here’s how it goes: “face front, honor the entire theater” (we make a big waving gesture from the left side of the mirror to the right while doing … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Who?!

We’ve been working on something at the barre that is meant to help develop an arc-ing quality to our grande jetés in the center. Smirnoff doesn’t want to see any flat grande jeté like all the young kids are doing … Continue reading

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