ballet is my life

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Taking a break from the food posts and dedicating today to ballet. Since Wednesday evening Ballet Arizona has been presenting Ballet Under the Stars to ballet lovers around Phoenix. We bring excerpts from past and present seasons to parks in the greater Phoenix area for free. You can bring a blanket, food, wine, and watch some dancing with scenic backdrops from Sun City to Glendale. Tonight is the second to last show and we are headed to Steele Indian School Park on Indian School and 3rd St. The program includes sections from A Midsummer Night's Dream and Divertimento No. 15 and well as a full length performance of The Four Temperaments. You should come out and support the arts in Phoenix! Not to mention that it takes a lot of energy to perform in the heat while trying to not swat the bugs that the stage lights attract. Not the most comfortable setting for the dancers but as long as there are fans and no rain...the show must go on! So, here are some ballet photographs to inspire you to come see the show.

These are two shots from a Mixed Rep  program that Ballet Arizona performed at the Orpheum Theatre. Former Ballet AZ dancers Heather Haar and Ross Clarke.

These are a few from a series I shot at the Ballet Arizona studios, inspired by Balanchine's La Valse. This is one of my favorite dancers in the company, Chelsea Early. She will be in the show tonight! You have two more chances to see the show so stop by!

Saturday, September 25th at Steele Indian School Park, Phoenix Sunday, September 26th at Sahuaro Ranch Park, Glendale