Tuesday, June 30, 2009

"A Swift Return To The Fold...."

I'm writing this on Wednesday July 8th!
I've no idea WHY it's June, according to the date of this posting...!

ANYHOW, folks:
Wimbledon was hot and Glastonbury was hot and my garden was hot...and it was GREAT, so I hope this rain flutters away ...and allows gorgeous sultry Summer to flounce back again.
I wasn't at Wimbledon OR Glastonbury, but watched both on TV, particularly enjoying Neil Young and Roger Federer.....(who weren't either singing together or playing tennis together)...but Federers outfits and his tennis were a treat...as was Mr Y's music.

Lots to catch up on (blog been asleep) and back soon but I MUST record a trip to Lowry Theatre (M/Chester) for Nederlands Dans Theatr ( http://www.ndt.nl/ )...

They were founded in Holland in 1959. Their main aim then was to focus on new ideas, new forms in dance... and to experiment on technique.......And 50 yrs on, this part of the company ( aged 17-23) left me spellbound.
There were 3 pieces: the beautiful "Offspring" choreographed by former dancer Lukas Timmlak after the birth of his 1st child. There was " Gods and Dogs", performed to Beethoven String Quartet Opus 18 and lastly, there was Ohad Naharin's " Minus 16": a fabulous lively piece, using chacha, mambo and traditional Israeli music....and amazingly, dancers marched off stage in pantomime-fashion ( great coz we CLEARLY saw their faces!) ...dragging various consenting members of audience back onto stage... to take part in more dancing....... This evening was a TREAT.

And in complete contrast: 2 of my grandchildren attend same "Baby Sensory" class ( see http://www.babysensory.com/ for details) so I went last week. It's a lively class : lots of sensory activities designed to run alongside baby's sensory development. There's lights, music, touchy-feely objects, songs, toys, games, loads of colour...and if the babes' enthralled faces were anything to go by, they hugely enjoyed it.
Back very soon.


Blogger dinzie said...

It all sounds very good :O) and in Mediterranean heat as well :O)


12:08 pm  
Blogger Sarah Laurence said...

Welcome back Jan! I hope you had a good break. The baby class must have been amusing. I envy your long stretch of good weather as the USA has been very wet until recently.

1:09 pm  
Blogger apprentice said...

Sounds like you are having a great summer with a lovely variety of things. I to wish the rain would scoot off.

1:19 pm  
Blogger Jan said...

Not Mediterranean today: hopefully it will return!

Yes, Babe class great fun.
Lovely seeing delighted babes with equally delighted Mums!

Yes, totally agree...

3:12 pm  
Anonymous marly said...

Trala, you have had a good time!

And I am glad that somebody has gotten some hot weather. We rainrainrain here in Cooperstown, especially when there is a big plein air painting week... Today the lake is completely socked in by cloud, and I am meditating a long wooly sweater.

3:18 pm  
Blogger Jan said...

I haven't worn a woollly sweater for quite a while which is great for UK!

7:32 am  

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