Ballet Under The Stars.

I have always been a fan of the ballet. for one I find the music beautiful and then the dancing is captivating. Last night we spent the night in Phoenix at the Ballet Under The Stars. Which was nice even though a storm rolled through and made everyone flee for there vehicles.
Chloe my daughter has been taking classes at the School of Ballet Arizona which is why my wife Talia volunteered at the school booth selling snacks, while me Chloe and Talia’s mom watched the performances. Well I was able to snap a couple of photos. I actually went behind the stage and took these. I wish I was able to get closer but didn’t want to disturb the crowd. so I made do with what I had.

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136 thoughts on “Ballet Under The Stars.

  1. How fun. Reminds me of my days as a ballet dancer, taking over the stage and captivating the audience. Of course, I was eight, and the girl next to me had just peed her pants from stage fright and my little sister was the chubbiest bear who didn’t remember any moves. Memorable, nonetheless.

  2. Awesome photos!! I live in Phoenix and LOVE Ballet Arizona’s “Ballet Under the Stars.” πŸ™‚ I even used to take classes from their school. So glad this got Freshly Pressed and both your photos, and their talents, got some exposure!

    –Shari

  3. Beautiful! And graceful. I’d like to learn ballet.. it’s so sad, but at twenty, I already feel too old to try.
    Great photos, the black and white is classic.

    Aun Aqui

    1. Thank you very much, Im sure if you look in your area they have adult classes somewhere. I don’t think one can be old to do it.

      – james

  4. Wow, I go to lunch and I come back and see that I was freshly pressed! that is so cool.

    First off thank you to wordpress and to everyone for taking a look, it really means alot to me.
    I tried responding to everyone that made a comment.

    – james

  5. What a memorable experience, seeing the ballet under the stars; it even sounds beautiful. I go to to the American Ballet Theater in NY, which in great, but have never seen an outdoor ballet. Thanks for the vision; I’ll dream of it tonight!

    Ronnie

  6. Ballet! Ahh, had a class today. Thanks for the photos and congrats on Freshly Pressed. Nice to see something ballet-related at last!

  7. James, what fantastic photos! So lovely to see your blog featured on the wordpress homepage and bringing ballet to the forefront. Please check out my shots of dance with the company I also dance for and tell me what you think? It is a protected blog and I have gladly put you on the list… so please enjoy! http://danceinmate.wordpress.com

    1. Thank you so much for the kind words I do appreciate it. And also I loved your images! they are nicely done.
      Ill be checking back on there!

      – james

    1. Thank you, it was a wonderful night.
      Until like i said the dust storm came and chased everyone away. it was crazy for like 5 minutes and then it was nice again.

      – james

  8. Beautiful! Being an ex-ballerina & a photographer, I give you 2 kudos!! Oh how I miss ballet…. sigh. Thank you for bringing the beautiful imagery back to my mind this evening. πŸ™‚ Sonya… She Idealist.

    1. thank you for looking and thank you for the comments. As i said I have so much respect for the people in the ballet.

      – james

    1. thanx.
      Me and my wife used to go all the time and i instantly fell in love with it.

      This would have been perfect for you it had intermissions and you got to move around since it was outside.

      πŸ™‚

      – james

  9. Lovely photos, James. Congrats on the Freshly Pressed.

    And to aunaqui–I am about to start up again at the age of 41–you’re never too old for ballet. If you can’t find a class, search for the VHS/DVD “Balletcise” with Marguerite Porter. EXCELLENT for beginners.

    1. Thank you for the comments and it has been very cool being Freshly Pressed.

      and I agree about not being to old to sign up!

      – james

  10. Your photos are absolutely dream-like. I really enjoy watching ballet.
    A ballet under the stars… I wish I could have been there to experience it first-hand.

    1. Thank You so much for the comment. It was different than watching it inside. As I said the storm was very crazy though. But still a great time.

      – james

    1. Thanks. It is a good way to expose people to the ballet that otherwise would not have been exposed to it.

      – james

    1. This is my daughters first year she started during the summer and she absolutely loves it.
      I think it has done her really good to participate in the training. She is always excited when she goes and when it is over.

      – james

  11. Wonderful pictures! I love how the dancers pop off the stage in black and white, they are very classic and elegant.

  12. Nice pictures! I love dance and dancing and anything and everything related to dance (I’ve been dancing seriously since I was 10). It’s amazing the effort that goes into something that looks so simple, so you can imagine the effort that goes into making something extremely hard look effortless. Congrats on making Freshly Pressed!

    1. Thank you. It is insane how much dancers in general have to train to be good at what they do. It is wonderful that they do this for themselves but also for our enjoyment.

      – james

  13. Beautiful pictures. I adore seeing ballet; can imagine it being even more captivating under the stars.

    I have been to the Shakespeare Globe and watched Othello, not quite under the stars but it brought us to Dusk… was pretty beautiful

    1. It was a nice change to see it outside.

      I can’t wait for next years. I think seeing any performance outside really opens people up and makes them more aware of things, so it totally changes our perspective.

      thanx again for the comment.

      – james

    1. I totally agree with you on your comment. The Black and white really breaks it down to the simple forms.

      thank you for looking.

      – james

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