Fun Fridays – March 22, 2019

With two of our three daughters still in the dance world and the third in the music world as a pianist, I could not help but enjoy today’s video. It takes hard work to choreograph a mistake-filled ballet. This piece is called the “Mistake Waltz,” which Jerome Robbins choreographed in 1956.

It happens to be our ballet-teaching daughter’s birthday today. Happy Birthday, Geneva!

14 Responses to Fun Fridays – March 22, 2019

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    Katie Powner March 22, 2019 at 6:47 am #

    That’s adorable, love it.

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    Seralynn Lewis March 22, 2019 at 8:25 am #

    Thank you so much for that fun video! Both of my daughters were dancers and it brought back a lot of fun memories! And it DOES take an enormous amount of effort to choreograph a dance with mistakes. It’s exactly like singing offkey on purpose.

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    Sy Garte March 22, 2019 at 8:46 am #

    I can’t stand ballet. Which is probably why I loved this.

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    Roberta Sarver March 22, 2019 at 9:10 am #

    Hilarious, Steve!

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    Meg MacDonald March 22, 2019 at 9:16 am #

    Love it! All my kids danced and the oldest still does—and teaches—so this was great fun.

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    Linda Riggs Mayfield March 22, 2019 at 9:27 am #

    As a highly memory-challenged musician, I thought how wonderful it would be to get to perform in a piece in which even an outrageously obvious mistake would be perceived as intentional and part of the fun instead of a disaster that let everyone down!

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    Carol Ashby March 22, 2019 at 9:30 am #

    Too funny, but I’d be in agony watching it if it were my daughter at a recital!

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    Tisha Martin March 22, 2019 at 11:34 am #

    Happy birthday, Geneva!

    This was great! 🙂

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    Janet Ann Collins March 22, 2019 at 1:05 pm #

    I once performed with the Joffrey Ballet at the old San Francisco Opera House and I don’t know how to dance!

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    claire o'sullivan March 22, 2019 at 1:22 pm #

    Love this! It’s just as difficult to solve a crime in a crime-genre, or suspense. I mean, the writer knows the steps, the end. When we put the logical ones in order, there is no story.

    And, who wants to make a character look like a fool (I do, tee hee)? Or, are the characters going different directions looking at the evidence, like what happens in real life… such as The Innocent Man, John Grisham’s only non-fiction.

    This was great and I had a great giggle over it, thank you!

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    Lois Keffer March 22, 2019 at 2:32 pm #

    Delightful. Thank you for the smiles.

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    Sheri Dean Parmelee, Ph.D March 23, 2019 at 10:27 am #

    It takes real talent to be that bad on purpose.

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    Carol Middlekauff March 24, 2019 at 1:59 pm #

    I suppose Identifying with that makes me a klutz. “Put her (meaning me) on the back row.”

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    Liliose March 26, 2019 at 12:38 pm #

    Thank you for sharing that!
    I love ballet. Beautiful dancers!

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