Monday, May 11, 2009

Mama Bragging Rights -- My Ballerinas

Thanks to Mimi for the great photos! Here are the girls hamming it up back stage before the recital. The ballet was Alice in Wonderland, and Maya was a violet and Zoe one of the royal children of the Queen of Heart's court. We love our studio, since the recital is always a full ballet, with each class loosely integrated into the performance. The girls learn so much about how a ballet is put together as they attend rehearsals with all the big kids and grownups and see how their dance fits into the whole. It makes for a busy April and May, but we think it's worth it!
Zoe does a Degas-esque pose back stage, gazing dreamily into the mirror. Cllick here if you want to see the really cute series of Degas photos the professional photographer did of Zoe's whole class.
Maya does her mirror-gazing at my parents' house after the 2:00 performance -- Zoe still had one performance to go!
Maya looking gorgeous as a violet at Friday's dress rehearsal. None of the dress rehearsal photos turned out well -- bad lighting and distance made for fuzzy photos (I'm responsible for these, not the talented Mimi!). We had the staging rehearsal on Wednesday night and the dress on Friday night -- long nights and tired girls!
Zoe on stage during the dress rehearsal -- she spotted me just as I took the photo, and gave me a big smile. She actually smiled through both performances as well. She obviously had a GREAT time!

7 comments:

Mahmee said...

Thanks for sharing those pics. They're great. Not only are your girls insightful, clever and humorous (based upon your retelling of conversations), they are talented and lovely as well.
M.

Joanne said...

Wow! Gorgeous photos of your girls ~ they are just beautiful :) You have every right to brag ~ love this post!

Lisa said...

They are gorgeous and so very talented! I saw them in person (<----) also bragging...

Wendy said...

They look great! I wish we lived closer, I would love to come and watch them perform!

Mi Hilo Rojo said...

You looks beautiful Zoe!

Third Mom said...

Way cute!!!

KiT said...

I love the pics - thanks for sharing them!