Since I have been coming here for so long, I realized that I haven't recorded anything at all from this studio. Hence this little photo essay for my muse and hopefully your pleasure. Joseph, are those your shoes hanging or Jackson's?
Details. Getting up close and personal. I love details...such as the corner of this scroll from a stage prop.
Years and years of performances accumulates many different costumes and the logistics of where to store all of this. In the two smaller, lesser used dance rooms are these costumes and stage props.
When something is out of context, it's not easy to discern what the image is of. A macro view of anything lends the subject matter to abstraction.
Such as this. I think the mirror is a prop for Sleeping Beauty. I love the distortions!
And then I wonder about all the stories to go with each of these costumes and the dancers who wore them and the emotions they experienced during the process of performing. And I know too, for me this life is one of the distant past. Almost as though it were another lifetime. I used to be able to do that...
And I wonder if I'll ever put on a pair of toe shoes again and execute those releves, let alone the terrifying pirouettes...I think I am left to my reminiscing.
And leaving it to the younger ones to carry on...
The excitement, the drama, the rehersals, the lights, the stage, the terror, the thrill of stepping out before an audience to do what you love to do so much...DANCE.