Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Monday, May 7, 2012

The Ballet

I have always been amazed when watching ballet - only on television or movies. I've never been to a ballet - until this weekend.

My friend's son is graduating this year from the Scottsdale School of Ballet. Her daughter graduated two years ago, before I knew them.
When she told me about the school's performance at the Herberger Theater in downtown Phoenix I knew I had to go and since it was another friend's birthday . . . we were off to the ballet.

I couldn't take pictures of the performance but it was amazing. All the way from the little kids playing mice and puppies to the advanced students. Andrew, the graduate, was amazing. I had no idea how powerful ballet could be in person. His sister, Amy, although a former graduate had a part too and she was great.

The excitement of theater and being downtown is intoxicating.

These are some of the lights in the area surrounding
the theater and other downtown venues.

I love taking "experimental" photos like this.
Some of the excitement on the street.

Congratulations to Andrew, Amy and all the dancers of the Scottsdale School of Ballet.


  1. Rita, congratulations to your friend's son and daughter and the other dancers, but also to you on seeing a live ballet. I remember years ago, a friend had an extra ticket to the ballet in Los Angeles and took me. A wonderful experience.

    1. It was pretty amazing and these were students.

  2. I'm so very happy that you were able to come and that you enjoyed the ballet so much! Amy and Andrew both want me to tell you how much it meant to them that you were there! XOXO, Barbara

    1. Loved it and so enjoy the kids.
      Thank you.


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