Spring Inspiration

Been a while since I’ve posted!  That’s because I’ve been hard at work preparing for our Spring Recital in June:

The storyboard of this recital is filled with beautiful flowers.  I have matched a flower to each costume.  As you look through the images below, think about how this costume worn for performance is so much more than just an ‘outfit’.  Can you see the close connection between the blooms and the character that the dancer should take on?  Let’s start with this gorgeous black and white tutu:

And here are the flowers chosen as inspiration:  Anemones:

Anemones have tall stems and move beautifully in the breeze.  Can you imagine moving like that in that beautiful tutu?  Even if you do not perform, take note of your dancewear for class – What color is your skirt, your leotard and tights?  Is the skirt long or short?  Does it have a pattern?  Are you wearing leg warmers?  Does that change the way your legs feel and move?  Does your leotard have an open back, an interesting cut?  How can you use the design in your clothing to inspire your movements?

I’ll be posting more costumes and their inspirational flowers this month, so stay tuned for some beautiful Spring imagery!

photo credits: tutu- http://www.revolutiondance.com/ bouquet-http://www.bouquetweddingflower.com/category/types-of-flowers/anemone

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