Saying Good-bye to Ballet (for now)
As I say my blog good-bye to ballet-influenced stories are articles, I want to leave you with one last reflection on dance:
Ballet is an intense pursuit.
Ballet dancers are truly athletes. They:
* train daily from morning until afternoon from age 12 until they retire.
* perform before audiences three to four times a week during their 9-10 month season.
* seldom have more than two weeks off at a time during the year.
* maintain their bodies through eating protein-filled snacks and meals.
* learn precise body placement movements as well as choreography.
Professionals dedicate their lives to their endeavors and we’re rewarded by their grace and beauty as well as their musicality. I hope you will take every opportunity possible to attend performances at all levels of expertise to support their dance efforts.
Why am I saying good-bye to ballet?
Now that my trilogy is written, I am moving on the another genre, historical fiction. Long ago when I visited Tasmania, I became obsessed with the penal colony in Port Arthur. I started writing the story but was interrupted when Marta and Lynne demanded I write more than one book about their lives.
Now I’m going back to bring you Tasman, the 1850s story of a young lad who is falsely accused of a crime and sentenced to work for three years in the brutal penal colony half-way around the world from his home in England.
Stay turned for more on young Ean McClaud.