4.20.2008

day 20: emilia

Margot Fonteyn was one of the great prima ballerinas of the 20th century. Dance has always been, and will probably always be, my favorite of the arts. One of the reasons I like dance so much is that it is so ephemeral. You can't go back for a second look like you can with a painting or sculpture. Even if you see or do the same piece twice something will always change - the articulation of the wrist or the particular way the dancer is feeling. It is something so precious that you must enjoy in the moment before it is lost forever. I took this photo at the Jose Limon master class this weekend and I like the way it captures the fluidity of the motion and the inability for even the camera to capture the fleeting moment.

2 comments:

kristy said...

nice picture!

Emilia said...

thanks! i like yours as well! :)