I'm so thankful to be continually invited into Greenville Ballet's performances. Sometimes it feels like I'm getting away with something - sneaking around backstage hoping not to be told to go away. It's that much fun.
This year's Spring Performance was unique in that it had a truly sad piece. Beautiful, but sad. You'll recognize the photos when you see them amongst the others.
To say the piece was moving would be a bit reserved. I hand't yet realized how emotionally communicative dance could be until I watched these dancers express grief in a way that taught me so much about their art. I hated having to watch it through a lens and forgave myself for lowering the camera to just watch from time to time. I also learned it's quite difficult to focus a camera lens with tears in my eyes. Who knew.
It inspired so many of us who saw it. That, in my opinion, is what art should acheive.