Showing posts with label Ballet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ballet. Show all posts

Friday, December 5, 2014

Dreams ~ Memories

Dreams are like
We haven't created.

I know your hand is in mine.
But we haven't yet embraced it.

Knowing the time will come

For our two bodies
To join hands
To link memories

Dream together.


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Free ~ Hearts

These little heartaches
Remind me I'm yours
Not entirely.

Entirely your heart beats free
Away from mine 

A freedom I too enjoy
Until this beating grows
Into aches

To join yours.


Sunday, September 28, 2014


A dancer must defy many things, gravity is only one of them.

- anonymous 

So you say: “There's nothing provocative about ballet... It's nothing more than an imitation of modern dance. Same girls dance about in tutu's while trying to be swans... Where is the provocative!?” I suppose there's really nothing at all if that's how you think about the way it's depicted. 

Well the provocative is in seeing something that elicits a reaction and changes the way you perceive things. Now I find the ballet provocative for the movements and storytelling through sight. And the men dancing is fascinating too! Even in ballet & dance, a talented man is able to get a bit of a reaction out of moi...for many reasons aside from them defying gravity. Of course this doll thinks a fellow ought to lead on the dance floor.  In fact she thinks it important that a man takes the lead in his life, no need to know how to dance. You don't have to dance in order to take charge and lead in life. It is far more provocative for a talented man to behave like a gentleman in this modern era. 

Here's a 300 that involves a bit of dancing...

Kisses, m.


“Come,” he says. “Follow me.”
 And I tell him, “I don’t know how to do this kind of dancing.”
He says “Not to worry I’ll do all the dancing. All you have to do is follow.”

So follow I do and let him dance around the floor with his arms holding mine. I feel my hands and feet falling into a rhythm that I hadn’t known before. A rhythm that feels just as familiar as a memory that fills my mind while his hands wrap around me in an embrace. Quickly I’m swept up again and again. 
“Do you know how to flamenco?” he asks me with a spin. 
“No. Not at all.” Around I turn in a tiny semicircle with a smile and a shrug. 
“No? Then what about this?” he says with a swift kick and turn that snaps my hips into line.
“Never before.”
“Really?” he raises his eyebrows.
“Really.” I smile and wink.

My loose arms are snapped into a form mirroring his and my legs move at the will of the music. Back around and forward we go. Our pattern circles the dance floor with the constant rhythm of the drums. With a sudden stop and dip he leans me back. There’s now a lift and turn as I follow him back into the sound of the beat. 

“How am I doing?”
“Fine. In fact you’re moving like a pro. Except…” He says with another dip and a release as he lifts my leg and pulls me toward him. 
“Except? Go on.” I say as he holds my leg and wraps his arm around my back to lift me towards him.
As our eyes make an instant connection between breathes he tells me softly, “Since you’ve never done this before how about letting me lead?”

Everything Dances

Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances.
             --Maya Angelou

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Beautiful World

Sometimes you dance while people stand there and do nothing to help you from falling... And sometimes you let someone help you. In buddhism it's compassionate and a kindness to give help to others and accept the kindness of others. A real friend wouldn't watch as you as you fall... Tsk! Tsk! Love yourself more!

Do you have people to just stand around and watch you fall or do you let people help you?

I hope you let people help you and that you can catch yourself... However not at the expense of letting others watching you flip and fall for their amusement...  That's not a real friend. Love yourself! 

Here's an 8 words about being grateful for what you have & letting others in without fear.

Kisses, m.

All of us live in a beautiful world

We’ve got nothing to do today but smile.
Keep looking in on the good life. There
Is nothing to lose. Everybody got somebody to
Love. We should feel the touch of love.
If we catch us, where would we land?

All of us live in a beautiful world.
At long last it's crashed, the colossal mass 
Far above our heads under the icy heights.
You've touched this place before. In another time
All the lights on and you are alive.

Do you believe in what you see here?
There doesn't seem to be anybody who agrees.
I'm here to say that I sometimes do.
You're strong in this life and work but
I can help you stand for this dance.
I just wanna sing a song with you.

Baby, are you in or are you out?
Let go. Jump in. What you waiting for?
Leave your things it's all going without you.
It could be here now, it should. How?

All the night you've dreamt my heart again
Where I was so sure you'd follow through
And you'd hide your songs yours with mine.
We’re in another time and I can hear
Everyone. Stop everyone saying different things to you.
Half a million thoughts flow through my mind.

Who'd have thought that you'd dream of a
Land where I dance like the queen that
Comes from a place that's so far away.
It’s a gold tooth curse for a town,
But I don't want you thinking I'm unhappy.
A whole lifetime could have been the end.
The rest of our lives we’ll fare well.

We’re gone but we don't know where and
When you're away, when I am missing you
I hope this song will guide you home.

And have hope we’re gonna find our way
Toward these dreams that take us far away.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Lift and catch

Real friends lift you up and catch you when you fall with loyalty always! Trust and friendship is vital in any relationship... You don't trust someone or consider them a friend then you can't maintain a friendship, a romantic relationship or even think of working together. It's always best to have a real friend you that will lift you up when your down and catch you when you fall.

Do you have friends that lift you up and catch you when you fall?

Barbie does and hopes you do too!
Love yourselves dolls and kens!
Kisses, m

Monday, August 4, 2014

Sleep: Dreams and Nightmares 42

“My soul is an enchanted boat,
Which, like a sleeping swan, doth float
Upon the silver waves of thy sweet singing” 

- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Friday, August 1, 2014


“Bow to the past, Dance to the present and leap into the future. There is always something to live and be grateful for.” 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Success lies in your own hands and you are capable of doing so much more than you know... Sabotaging others only backfires on you. You might try assisting in all others successes because it benefits you to help others. If you sabotage others then you'll do it to yourself and the worst kind of sabotage you could do to yourself is not living a healthy life. Buddhisms take on smoking is that it is an unhealthy behavior that demonstrates self hate to your body because it is knowingly injesting a toxic poison.

Here's a story about hindering another's success... Instead of assisting in it! Do you sabotage yourself. Or others? 

Kisses, m.

Break a leg


Break a leg. Why did she ever say that? The words fell off of her tongue like a gypsy’s curse. Liz Sherman never wasted a kind word in my direction. Mere moments before I’m about to go out on stage, she dropped those tiny daggers. It was just to fuck me up. How dare she? On opening night. What a poor loser! Being understudy never sat well. My eyes must have registered a look of complete shock as I glanced back at her. Those pearly whites gleaming brighter than ever behind the widest fake smile I’ve ever seen. Looking back as I headed out on stage, the prom queen cheering me on. Liz couldn’t take me out herself. She had to put someone up to the challenge. That’s where the creepy old stagehand came in. Making my way across the stage I find my first mark. Across from the quarterback lead and in between the cheerleader co-star. My blue ‘x’. Beneath the pink and blue tinted spots. Center stage. Stupid bitch. Clapping and waving behind stage right. Decoy in the wings. Distraction from my cue. While a shady stagehand controlled my fate. The entire production booby trapped to keep my performance from being completed. Any misstep would mean my end. If I would have stayed five minutes in my first mark a sandbag would have taken me out. The entire stage was in an uproar after it fell. My move to a rear position meant having to dodge shifting scenery. My undoing was missing my final mark. Two steps backwards. If only I’d moved sooner, I would have been fine. One step too late from freedom. Open trap door. Down through the floor. Wedged between the stage and scenery. Right leg broken in three places. Break a leg? I did.


Monday, May 12, 2014

Style Icon: Tyler Shields invites you to indulge!

Daring & Delightful, a sneak peek from the new series, Indulgence from Style Icon Tyler Shields captures a pair of Chanel ballet slippers. The image alone is iconic & epitomizes the chic sophistication of brand while playfully exploring the concept of embracing luxury.

These are clearly quintessential for every ballerina! Would you own a pair of ballet slippers like this?

Barbie would!

Kisses, m.

PS: To indulge yourself on more Indulgence... Head over to www. Dolls and Kens!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Art & Design v. 2 - New York City Ballet - Light & Architecture

Dolls & Kens, the basis of great design for the home often comes from being culturally aware with art, music & dance. There's plenty of ways to remain focused on the arts without hitting a gallery but you must leave your comfort zone. A great example of beauty, dedication & hard work is Ballet. 

Art & Design v. 2: New York City Ballet - Light & Architecture

“Inspired by architecture by Santiago CalatravaNew York City Ballet tackled an interesting challenge by presenting the world premieres of five ballets with scenic elements (three with sculptures; two with painted drops) designed by Santiago Calatrava, one of the world’s leading modern architects, in a season based on the theme of “Architecture and Dance.” The new pieces also represent five leading contemporary choreographers: Melissa Barak, Mauro Bigonzetti, Peter Martins, Benjamin Millepied, and Christopher Wheeldon.”

“Having sculpture on stage is a challenge in terms of logistics,” says New York City Ballet’s resident lighting designer, Mark Stanley, who lit all of the new pieces. “We have to make the sets work in repertory and the sculptures have to come and go at intermission in a very short amount of time.” Stanley also explains that the design process was unique: “It wasn’t like having conversations with a set designer who comes in with sketches. Calatrava designed the sets independently, in the abstract, not specifically for each ballet. We worked to unify them into each piece and respect his design. He was not involved in the tech process.”


Are you inspired to become more familiar with the ballet?

Kisses, m.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Dream Roomspiration: Beautiful and Elegantly decorated for the busy Ballerina

Barbie loves that the Ballerina's are the hardest working dancers out there. Even the smallest ballet dolls work their little ballerina feet something fierce. She often wonders what her life might have been like had she been a ballerina but once and again she remembers that it's more fun to slip on the Ballet flats and live in the present with her Ken. For those dolls who can't live without the dance of Ballet here's some great ways to keep it in your home!

Dream Roomspiration: Beautiful and Elegantly decorated for the busy Ballerina

Would you decorate your room inspired by Ballet?

Barbie would!
Kisses, m