20 February 2014

30 Words :: Complexions

Moon Over Jupiter - Choreographer Dwight Rhoden (Work Sample) from complexions on Vimeo.

Set to Rachmaninoff  
(and Stevie Wonder)
No tights 
No tutus
Intensely electrifying
Technically demanding
Boundary breaking
Physically masterful
Creatively compelling
Beautifully diverse
Athletically mesmerising
Seen from the 2nd row

I know. I cheated.
(I couldn't take pictures of the performance.)
I pulled this video to share of part of the first performance of three that we saw from the Complexions Contemporary Dance troupe last night in Madison, WI at my favorite theater, the Overture Center. This was Tiny Dancer's birthday present, the gift of dance with her best dance friend and mom. We got home after midnight. But it was an incredible performance all viewed from the 2nd row. 
 The premise of 30 Words Thursdays is simple...
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Write 30 Words about it. No more. No less.
Post it each Thursday.
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Nadine @ Chic with the Kool-Aid Mustache said...

Beautiful dancing! What a great night out for your tiny dancer and her friend. I still remember the majesty and beauty of going to see the Nutcracker every year as a young girl...even though I wanted no part of the all the frilly girly stuff...lol.

I tried to add my link but the linky thing you posted takes me to a place to add one to my page, not add to yours.

CraftyHope said...

Oh, what a wonderful treat for your daughter (and for you!) I think the 'moving' image works fine for this challenge as well a standard photograph. :)

Like Nadine, I'm not seeing the link code to add my own contribution. Just FYI.

Kim Stevens said...

Oh how beautiful, and your words describe it perfectly! I have yet to see a ballet like this in person, must change that!! :)

Jean Katherine Baldridge said...

Oh beauty! Wow what an experience and you convey it so wonderfully! I love this one!
xox jean

Mary K. McGraw said...

What an amazing performance. And what a special treat for your daughter. And your words did the performance justice.

Alice said...

Oh Erin how fascinating that must have been to watch! And how lucky is your tiny dancer and you to go together! I'll be she was thrilled.

Unknown said...

Beautiful! And for the record everyone cheats a little! LOL

Lesley Lane said...

A beautiful performance with beautifully choreographed words. I used to be fascinated with the tutu kind of ballet when I was little too. Now I'm just amazed by the sheer power of these human bodies (and wonder about the pain they must be feeling to bring us this joy...)

Anonymous said...

Very powerful performance. What a wonderful experience for Tiny Dancer

Caron Michelle said...

This is just beautiful! Inspiring and wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

rosebud101 said...

Awesome, and what a wonderful gift for Tiny Dancer! I'm also thrilled that I was able to add the Linz code to my blog, and it worked!!!

Unknown said...

So beautiful. What an amazing gift! She will remember that night always. Way to go mama. xoxo Kristen


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