"A Night of Ballet" at Bryant Park: Had a great time taking an outdoor ballet class Friday afternoon along with my balletomane buddy Jia. The class took place on the big lawn at Bryant Park and was conducted by the legendary Cynthia Harvey, Artistic Director of the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis School and Richard Toda, ABT Artistic Coordinator of Educational Outreach. It was great fun, and a wonderful "kickoff" for me to pick up ballet again after nine long months... Words can't describe how joyous I felt to work those ballet muscles again and feel a nice kind of soreness 😉 After the class, in which we used chairs as the barre and danced barefooted (ah, what a feeling!), Cynthia did a Q&A with ABT principal dancers Sarah Lane and Herman Cornejo. After that, there was an outdoor performance by three contemporary ballet companies, Continuum Contemporary/Ballet, Doug Baum & Artists and Da' Von Doane and the artists of The Shift. A very enjoyable evening for balletomanes and novices alike!
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