My friend and I were rendezvousing at the Piazza San Marco recently and noticed that there was music pouring out of the door leading to a small cortile to the left of the church. We followed the sound and happened upon a troupe of Russian singers and dancers who were performing in the beautiful autumn afternoon under the 500 year old roof of the cortile.
Florence is endlessly fascinating.
When I grow up, I want to attend trapeze school in London. I saw this on my recent visit and I want to try it!
I love to visit this beautiful shop in Paris! I may not wear tutus anymore, but I still love them! And toe shoes, and tights. Tutus and toe shoes and leotards, oh my!
Have you seen this? I am late to this party. World of Dance is a fun show on American tv and this group knocked me out!
James Whiteside in the American Ballet Theatre’s “Harlequinade.” (Marty Sohl)
I’ve never been to a performance at the Moulin Rouge, and it is unlikely I ever will go. Nevertheless, on my recent trip to gay Paree, I took a guided tour through the area of Montmartre and this is where we started.
It threw me right back to late 19th century French painting, especially with Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. How I do love his posters of this genre! Before I add some of them, please enjoy these candid shots taken on a cold December morning in 2018.
And now, the real thing(s):