Sunday, January 31, 2010

Around the studio and theater, we are rarely without our water bottles. Most everyone has their own, and since they are such an indispensible accesory (and now are available in so many unique shapes, sizes, colors, and patterns) we could probably identify everyone's bottle if a "match the canteen to the dancer" contest were held.

Lately, Kleen Kanteen has become the bottle of choice. I noticed that Adrian and I had matching green ones-- his in a large grandaddy size to my little kid size. We set up a family portrait with another related pair the other day (Grace's is the one with the nifty sport top):

Soon, other drinking vessels in the room got interested and wanted their picture taken, too:

And since we were on a five minute break during rehearsal, snacks were present and sauntered over to add texture to our still life:

Hey, hands off my sandwich!!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Rehearsal Wings

Hanging on a rack in the hall outside wardrobe:

It's not a kite with suspenders, they are the "rehearsal wings" for Oberon and Titania (quite different than training wheels). They wear their wings for a few sections of the ballet and therefore need to rehearse with them. They're quite large and unwieldy, so you can imagine what it would feel like to have something like that strapped to your back while trying to move.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


This box is sitting on the reception desk, awaiting musicians to come pick up their music for Midsummer. Need I say more?