1 JULY 2011

Adagio at Rodeo Beach

A crisp, blustery summer afternoon on Rodeo Beach, whose soaring bluffs and craggy coastline complement the majestic melancholy of Julian Lloyd Webber’s interpretation of Bach’s Air on a G String. Yes, it was a challenge not to fall over as the sand shifted under my feet on the sloping beach,
21 JUNE 2011

Start with a plié

Antonia, Virgil and Gayla attempt the most difficult step in the ballet canon.

We start with plié at the barre not just because it underpins all movement in ballet, but because it happens to be one of the most efficient ways to warm up the entire body. It is …