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Re: Gum on Masa

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  • Subject: Re: Gum on Masa
  • From: Keith Gerling <keith.gerling@gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 08:04:20 -0600
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Thanks, Judy.  It had been delightful watching these children work,
and you capture my own thoughts exactly:  "hence all of them
beautiful".  During this project Ive alway said "there are no ugly
dancers", although I confess that my child is one of them.


On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 4:36 PM, Judy Seigel <jseigel@panix.com> wrote:
>  I join the crowd in admiration for Keith's gums of ballet...but add that
>  it wasn't the sheer volume of work, or even the expert handling that felt
>  so special -- we expect both from Keith by now. It was ALSO the subject
>  matter !!
>  So touching to see the children learning this "antique" discipline,
>  earnest, striving, and already graceful, hence all of them beautiful.  I
>  myself have no patience for sitting through a ballet performance of
>  grownup ballerinas and (is there a term for male ballet dancers?)... but
>  the images of these children frozen in their ardent struggle (and seeming
>  early mastery!) are perfectly conveyed in the medium of gum:
>  Not too "photographic" to show the poetry, not too poetic to show the
>  reality.
>  My own favorites were numbers 3, 9 and 11, but congratulations to Keith on
>  all. (And, needless to add, it would be wonderful to see them, so to
>  speak, in the masa.)
>  Judy