Monday, April 4, 2011

IF ... Duet

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Misha's call came early Friday morning. He needed us on stage THAT NIGHT! The Minuet in Glee was a logical choice. It was a diminutive number from our world tour, filled with lots of toe pointing and forward balancing. And the audiences had loved it. Not that this mattered … our real hope was that Baryshnikov would overlook our fluffy form. But of course, he did not.

19 comments:

  1. Well,
    I assumed the mouse could dance well, but look at that rare bit... I mean rabbit! The two move together in a dovetail of diagonals that sew the composition nicely together.
    I like the contrasts as well: the specifics on the fur vs. the translucency of the gown; the intensity of the violets vs. the politeness of the pinks; the solidity of the feet vs the flow of the ears ~~and more.
    This dances visually as well as it does classically; but then, that was the whole pointe, I'm sure.

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  2. Wow, exactly what Richard said.

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  3. How lucky to have purple toe shoes! Your illustrations are so wonderful.

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  4. OMG! This is so awesome! Thank you for the refreshing my eyes!

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  5. fantastic! i love your ballet dancers and their shadows. :-)

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  6. Oh cuteness! Im in love with this!!

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  7. The poses are marvelous! You certainly captured this audience (me). :)

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  8. I love the whole story you create to illustrate - and it's a great illustration.

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  9. They are Brilliant! Amazing Illustration:)

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  10. So super adorablely awesome!

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  11. Love it! Truly captures the joy of dance :)

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  12. *All* of your work is so lovely!
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  13. Absolutely spectacular! Lovin everything about it. I can almost see them moving.

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  14. Another gorgeous piece. Such movement...I can just feel them stretch and pose. It's amazing to me that you can get such lifelike poses from imagined animals!

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