I love Ballet good conservative classical Ballet, Balanchine or whoever. You can kick Brittany and Madonna to the curb for all I care. I mean I probably would not like it so much if my wife did not love it so passionately. Anyway Rendank Pavlovich puts on a great show called Life Chance. It is a great display of ebullient dancers doing impossible things to recorded music. Now I am provincial and I am easily impressed I am sure but I like to be impressed - I saw a Polish guy throw a grown woman around in ways I could not hurl my Three year old. I could not move my arms and legs without any weight and do with the grace and whatever it is that brings tears to your eyes. This one local man who I swear I thought I was looking at a CGI image - he was perfect and he did perfect things - I was impressed. I saw a ballerina do somthing so effortlessly and flawlessly only because I have sat through the Nutcracker being choked by fake fog and snow dewdrops or whatever.. Let me say that anytime Lea Lumpkin slurs her way through an introduction it is sure to be intense and beautiful ,whatever it is, afterward.
It could be that my respect for the art is that I have sweat like a dog before the Master - Mr. Pavlovich - only because my dear wife had concocted some plan for us to have our Oldest go for free to his dance school - I was supposed to do some "computer" work for them but I am not a web designer and he had Macs so all my virus cleaning skills were of no use to him so I was put to filling in building long planter box that had been emptied to treat a termite infestation around the studio. I can tell you I tried to get him to rent me a bulldozer but no I had to hand shovel about half a beach worth of sand into these boxes. It was a podvig a spiritual work for my wife and child. I spent no less than 18 hours of shoveling and hauling and then cleaning up afterward. I was able to be around Rendanko I have seen one of his fits of rage I know humility and that proper obeisance is due I know that he can get work from a donkey in the air. I praise him..
Anyway there was a new dance that some older George Lucas looking guy had put together - it was really good - set to Phillp Glass - it gave me a sense of catharsis and gratitude for being married - because it seemed that male dancers were always being pushed down and then poping up and trying to get the female dancers to dance with them... Which meant a lot of flipping them in the air and having them spin arround and fly off. It reminded me of 5th grade, I am sure I had a catharisis whatever that is.