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Six Word Saturday #15




“love of dance incites passionate movement.”






April 11, 2015 at 3:16 pm 13 comments

the masters and their dreamers


to stand on a stage again…

where the lights are bright


the music echoes through the rafters.


to feel the sensation of a pounding heart…

fueling the purest of desire to soar on the wings of muses


become one

with their masters




which dwells


within their spirit…


this is my ‘for always’ dream.



inspired by ‘The Phantom of the Opera’

February 17, 2015 at 2:33 pm 12 comments

lead and follow ~ ~ ~


my blood is boiling


my skin is on fire ~ ~ ~

as we tango


the flames of desire



January 9, 2015 at 1:55 pm 23 comments

old roads


walking down old roads

miles and miles of memories

pieces left behind





December 29, 2014 at 3:09 pm 10 comments

The Nutcracker Act II – Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy


The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy



celesta keys strike


dainty pink pointes enamor


a charming classic



The celesta, an instrument invented in 1886, gets its name for its “celestial,” tinkling sound.  It provides the distinctive music that accompanies the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. It is a struck idiophone operated by a keyboard.  Tchaikovsky is considered to be the first major composer to utilize the celesta in a musical composition – his Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy is the most well-known. (For the music buffs in the audience, Tchaikovsky first used the instrument in a symphonic poem – The Voyevoda in 1891 – The Nutcracker was written in 1892.)

December 22, 2014 at 2:30 pm 4 comments

shiny bits


finishing touches

accoutrements of splendor

remnants of a past

worn under lights of a stage

priceless jewels from a dream




pieces of my Flower costume


Note:  I did not vandalize my costume – after 12 years of lots of sweat, hair spray, wear and tear, cleaning and constant mending (in other words, costumes live a very ‘difficult’ life) – bits and pieces have a tendency to fall off.  The flower, which was made by hand, fell off of my headpiece.  The pink shiny thing fell off of my bodice and the earrings – well, those were worn for many ballets, actually.  I did not have pierced ears…yet.  (By the way, the trick to keeping clip and/or screw on earrings on one’s ear lobe – eye lash glue)


December 21, 2014 at 4:27 pm 6 comments

the overture


his score calls my name

i am summoned to the stage

home – where i belong



photo taken for The Cincinnati Enquirer in December 1998 – studio rehearsal for The Nutcracker – the battle scene


December 17, 2014 at 2:14 pm 7 comments

If – a story


IF I could return to this world

long after I have gone,

I would return as a bird ~

as a majestic, white swan.


I would settle on a lake,

way beyond the beaten path ~

far away from the chaos


the noise of life’s wrath.


I would spend my days gracefully,

gliding along ~~~

to the rhythm of nature’s symphonies

occasionally honking a song.


I may find another ~

a soul mate, a partner

to create beautiful choreography ~

a pas de deux on the water


as our ballet transitions

from Act I to Act II,

little grey cygnets will be born,

maybe one,

possibly a few.


the little one’s will follow ~ ~ ~

single file one-by-one ~ ~ ~

our corps de ballet will be complete ~ ~ ~

waltzing around the lake

under the sun.


there will come a day

when their plumes of white will emerge,

our cast of soloists will take flight

making their way into the world



my partner and I will stay quietly behind ~


gliding side~by~side



ballet of life.



September 11, 2014 at 9:00 am 28 comments

my spirit

the voices in my head

the beating of my heart

the music in my mind

the movement of my body

the pulse of a dancer


yours truly – 1978

June 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm 6 comments




the briefest of moments

music embraces the spirit

passion ignites the senses

piercing hunger – must dance


Backstage in makeup and wig for La Rondine

wig & make-up for La Rondine – 1984


May 14, 2014 at 3:37 pm 8 comments

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