Monday, May 22, 2006
Martha's Spirit in Iowa
I spent this past weekend backstage at a dance recital wrangling a bunch of small girls in pouffy and sparkly costumes. We even had to put makeup on our kids, yuck.
I wasn't particularly keen on the whole dance thing. I had a very snobby assumption that the dance school was all tap & dance squad jazz (a primer: dance squad jazz is code for “cleaned-up” music video dancing; Paula Abdul, circa 1986). I was wrong.
The older dancers had the standard tap and jazz routines, but they were also on pointe in one piece and preformed a number of modern pieces. Modern dance out of a small town
It was inspiring, and humbling.