Re: [ap-ug] a night at the ballet


May 14, 2008

 


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#40188 May 14, 2008

This is an off topic post, but I know that several prominent members

of this group have more than a passing interest in the dance...



For the past several months my astronomy hobby has been distracted by

a bit role in a ballet production of Romeo and Juliet. The performance

was last weekend at our wonderful restored Beaux Arts theatre in

downtown Buffalo. I found a little time to shoot some behind the

scenes images from the wings and have created a small gallery on my

website:



www.avertedimagination.com/RandJ/RandJ_1.htm



I would love to have shot more, but needed my glasses to focus the

camera. At one point I almost forgot and walked on stage with them on!



My wife Donna Massimo is the costume designer of this production. I am

hoping that Galileo and Copernicus might make an appearance at one of

our city star parties in the near future!



If you look closely, you will notice a few images of the sky shot

(wistfully) from the windows of the Company's rehearsal studio.



best wishes,

Alan



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#40190 May 14, 2008

This is an off topic post, but I know that several prominent

members > of this group have more than a passing interest in the dance...



AAAH, Leica M8, that is incredible. I am still in love with my Leica

M3, circa 1956, for B&W portraits the M series are the best, digital

or film.



Vahe



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#40193 May 14, 2008

Alan,



Lovely photos blending astronomy and ballet! You are an artist!



Roland and I also had a bit part in a ballet production of Cinderella three years ago. We were featured as the solo ballroom dance couple (or would that be a Pas de deux since we were dancing together) when Cinderella was at the ball. It was a real thrill to be in the lights for about 20 or 30 seconds in front at least 700 people. The production rehearsals and backstage experience were a real blast. We came to appreciate how much improvement can occur during the final week of rehearsal. The company pulled together and made it happen. A great memory.



Marj Christen

Astro-Physics, Inc

11250 Forest Hills Road

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Phone: 815-282-1513

Fax: 815-282-9847

www.astro-physics.com

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-----Original Message-----

From: ap-ug@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-ug@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Alan Friedman

Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 12:10 PM

To: ap-ug@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [ap-ug] a night at the ballet







This is an off topic post, but I know that several prominent members

of this group have more than a passing interest in the dance...



For the past several months my astronomy hobby has been distracted by

a bit role in a ballet production of Romeo and Juliet. The performance

was last weekend at our wonderful restored Beaux Arts theatre in

downtown Buffalo. I found a little time to shoot some behind the

scenes images from the wings and have created a small gallery on my

website:



www.avertedi www.avertedimagination.com/RandJ/RandJ_1.htm> magination.com/RandJ/RandJ_1.htm



I would love to have shot more, but needed my glasses to focus the

camera. At one point I almost forgot and walked on stage with them on!



My wife Donna Massimo is the costume designer of this production. I am

hoping that Galileo and Copernicus might make an appearance at one of

our city star parties in the near future!



If you look closely, you will notice a few images of the sky shot

(wistfully) from the windows of the Company's rehearsal studio.



best wishes,

Alan















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#40196 May 14, 2008

--- In ap-ug@yahoogroups.com, "Marj" marj@...> wrote: >

> Roland and I also had a bit part in a ballet production of Cinderella

>



Wow, congratulations to you both! I would have been leading with my

wrong left foot...



Milt



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#40198 May 14, 2008

In a message dated 5/14/2008 12:11:00 PM Central Daylight Time,

alan@... writes:



> For the past several months my astronomy hobby has been distracted by

> a bit role in a ballet production of Romeo and Juliet. The performance

> was last weekend at our wonderful restored Beaux Arts theatre in

> downtown Buffalo. I found a little time to shoot some behind the

> scenes images from the wings and have created a small gallery on my

> website:

>

> www.avertedimagination.com/RandJ/RandJ_1.htm

>



Great stuff, dance.



I recently saw a Milwaukee Ballet production of Romeo and Juliet broadcast on

our local PBS station. I taped some of the dance scenes so my dance teacher

and I can study the lifts for our next showcase performance. We intend to adapt

some of them to a Theatre Arts performance which we will do tho the music of

Dvorak's Song to the Moon performed by Joshua Bell.



Dance is a great stress reliever (stress comes with optics, believe me!)



Rolando





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Wondering what's for Dinner Tonight? Get new twists on

family favorites at AOL Food.



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#40199 May 14, 2008

(stress comes with optics, believe me!)



A careful annealing should fix you right up!







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#40200 May 14, 2008

>I've always been the guy at the stage door with a bouquet of flowers!

That is a very important role as well!



Marj Christen

Astro-Physics, Inc

11250 Forest Hills Road

Machesney Park, IL 61115

Phone: 815-282-1513

Fax: 815-282-9847

www.astro-physics.com

Please include this e-mail with your response.



-----Original Message-----

From: ap-ug@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ap-ug@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Alan Friedman

Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 2:09 PM

To: ap-ug@yahoogroups.com

Subject: Re: [ap-ug] a night at the ballet







Thanks Marj - that collective theatre spirit is really a wonderful

thing to experience from the inside. I've always been the guy at the

stage door with a bouquet of flowers!



Alan

On May 14, 2008, at 3:23 PM, Marj wrote:



> Alan,

>

> Lovely photos blending astronomy and ballet! You are an artist!

>

> Roland and I also had a bit part in a ballet production of

> Cinderella three years ago. We were featured as the solo ballroom

> dance couple (or would that be a Pas de deux since we were dancing

> together) when Cinderella was at the ball. It was a real thrill to

> be in the lights for about 20 or 30 seconds in front at least 700

> people. The production rehearsals and backstage experience were a

> real blast. We came to appreciate how much improvement can occur

> during the final week of rehearsal. The company pulled together and

> made it happen. A great memory.

>

> Marj Christen



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#40202 May 14, 2008

How OT can things get?



How about more great photos of dance?



www.pbase.com/rcalmes/root





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#40203 May 14, 2008

In a message dated 5/14/2008 3:31:49 PM Central Daylight Time,

mike@... writes:



> How about more great photos of dance?

>

> www.pbase.com/rcalmes/root

>



Super!



Rolando





**************

Wondering what's for Dinner Tonight? Get new twists on

family favorites at AOL Food.



(food.aol.com/dinner-tonight?NCID=aolfod00030000000001)





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#40204 May 14, 2008

chris1011@... wrote:

> Dance is a great stress reliever (stress comes with optics, believe me!)

>

> Rolando



Ahh! So dance is the cure for astigmatism. Now we know one of your

secrets.



It was nice of Alan Friedman to post the photos. We need some OT once

in a while!



Clear skies, Alan



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#40205 May 14, 2008

Linda & I do international folk dancing.

We did it in the '70s and curiously it is done very much the same.

Except we are older.

A friend, who I least expected to do this, got into competitive modern

ball room dance

of all things.



I had a tuition and fee waver when I was in Graduate school and after I

had taken

all of the CS courses and had 3 times as much thesis credit as I needed

I eventually

realized that a tuition and fee waver mean any class.

So I started taking ballroom dance.

Sadly I didn't realize they had astronomy courses.



Larry





chris1011@... wrote: > In a message dated 5/14/2008 12:11:00 PM Central Daylight Time,

> alan@... writes:

>

>

>

>> For the past several months my astronomy hobby has been distracted by

>> a bit role in a ballet production of Romeo and Juliet. The performance

>> was last weekend at our wonderful restored Beaux Arts theatre in

>> downtown Buffalo. I found a little time to shoot some behind the

>> scenes images from the wings and have created a small gallery on my

>> website:

>>

>> www.avertedimagination.com/RandJ/RandJ_1.htm

>>

>>

>

> Great stuff, dance.

>

> I recently saw a Milwaukee Ballet production of Romeo and Juliet broadcast on

> our local PBS station. I taped some of the dance scenes so my dance teacher

> and I can study the lifts for our next showcase performance. We intend to adapt

> some of them to a Theatre Arts performance which we will do tho the music of

> Dvorak's Song to the Moon performed by Joshua Bell.

>

> Dance is a great stress reliever (stress comes with optics, believe me!)

>

> Rolando

>

>

> **************

> Wondering what's for Dinner Tonight? Get new twists on

> family favorites at AOL Food.

>

> (food.aol.com/dinner-tonight?NCID=aolfod00030000000001)

>

>

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