Books by Lorie Ann Grover

Books by Lorie Ann Grover
Kirkus Starred Review, Firstborn: "A fantasy that reads like a lost history tome and deftly examines issues of gender...An engrossing story with welcome depths."

Monday, June 11, 2012

At the Barre, Marquee Magazine

I remember the photographer choosing me from the Company class, to stretch behind my ballet master, Thomas Armour. I'm guessing it was 1979. The photo eventually ran in Marquee magazine April/May 1983. I don't know if it ran for several years, or maybe they held onto it for 4 years. Either way, I have this one copy which has seen better days, but it still holds the moment.

The ad included a quote from Mr. Armour: "Dance is moving toward the center now - classical has incorporated some of modern's techniques, and modern takes from the classics. But you don't throw out the classics."

As I sit down and enjoy this season's So You Think You Can Dance, I realize his words were spot on. And how wonderful the dance world is broader than ever now. Back then for me, it was strict ballet. I still can feel that cool barre against my warm ankle as the Miami sun streamed in, and how Mr. Armour's smile was infectious. Here's to beautiful dancing days!


Little Willow said...

Lovely Lorie Ann!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing. Martha G