Saturday, November 07, 2009

Finally, the Recital Movie

First a disclaimer. I didn't know Monkeyrotica was taping my class' dance performance at the studio's recital this summer—I had only thought my friend Brent was (who I was so happy and thankful had come with his lovely wife Chris to watch and support my dancing obsession!!) and that his camera had malfunctioned. So I was relieved and excited when I discovered this video in our archives a while back and found that there was some documentation! Honestly, the lot of them were sitting fairly far back in the auditorium and I was hardly expecting much of a recording at all.

Enjoy this dance, set to Mannheim Steamroller's Come Back to the Sea. The recital theme for 2009 was "Celebrations" and ours is celebrating a Day at the Beach. It has very fluid, lyrical choreography that requires grace and strength. In my class, there are actually six dancers, but I think you only see three on stage for the most part (due to framing), then flashes of others as the choreography plays out.

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3 comments:

  1. How lovely! It's so charming to see the older women enjoying their bodies and the movement and strength in them. Thanks for posting this.

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  2. XUP, yes, the two dancers nearest me are in their 50s and 60s. All the teenagers were on the other side. Those two older women each take 4-5 dance classes a week. They're awesome, sweet, and total dance addicts! :-)

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