Birthday dance

It’s my birthday! Midweek birthdays tend to be prosaic, so for fun I thought I’d share the tango clip from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (one of that movie’s redeeming scenes) and a piece I wrote years ago on salsa dancing. No, salsa is not tango, but for me as a wallflower, Pelagia’s tango captures the same […]

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Date night solo

Things have been a little hectic lately, so when the San Francisco Ballet posted a Leap Day discount to its production of Romeo & Juliet, I pounced. Time to take myself out for another little date! I can hardly wait to see the corps perform Prokofiev’s “The Montagues and the Capulets” (Dance of the Knights)—the first […]

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First love

The San Francisco Ballet posted this letter—one of many—on their new Tumblr Letter to My First Love, in honor of their production of Onegin, based on Pushkin’s poem/novel. Initially the rakish Onegin spurns the young Tatiana, only to fall in love with her years later after she has blossomed (and married someone else!); this anonymous […]

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Letter to My First Love

In anticipation of its upcoming production of Onegin, the San Francisco Ballet has just created the Tumblr Letter to My First Love, featuring anonymous missives written to first crushes (along the lines of the lovelorn Tatiana’s letter to Onegin). The messages can be funny or earnest, addressed to a high school sweetheart or a personal […]

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Dancing in the kitchen

While channel surfing the other day, I glimpsed San Francisco Ballet principal dancer Joan Boada’s appearance on Joanne Weir‘s Cooking Confidence show for PBS. Gotta love a hot guy who cooks. His and her respective blog posts about the experience reminded me of this tea towel sold on Etsy and recently repinned by FitSugar. “Cooking is a lot […]

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