Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Exodus, The Story of Moses Ballet



The ballet went wonderful this past weekend.  Yes, I survived being a makeup artist, but I had my moments!  Just to let you know, these pictures were all taken during a rehersal.  We didn't use make up for this night! This ballet was so beautiful.  The backdrops and lighting made the story come to life, not to mention the dancers. 

Our daughter had several roles in the performance.  Here she is dancing the part of a Hebrew girl that is being robbed.  She is getting ready to plant a large kick into the shin of her assailant.  With all her brothers, she has had plenty of practice for this scene!

She escaped the robbery, and now she is back doing her daily chores as a young Hebrew girl.  She played the part of Jethro's daughter.  In the next picture, she is dancing with her biblical father, Jethro, and her sister.


In the picture below, she is dressed as a water dancer.  The water dancers were the one who drowned the Egyptian army.  It was one of my favorite scenes.  Beautiful!


Hope enjoyed all of her parts.  She is bowing for her part in curtain call in the picture below.


During curtain call, she looked like she was having a great time.  It is truly an unusual experience for me to be involved with a ballet.  I enjoyed it, and I know she did.  She said she wasn't nervous, and I don't think she really was.  One night, she danced in front of 700 people.  I would have been throwing up, but I guess that is why I didn't take dance.  When I was a teenager, I quit organ lessons because I got sick every time I played for a church service!  Now that the ballet is finished, I am ready to get back to my normal ordinary life that I love so much.  Next on my agenda, the spring garden! 

grace and peace,
julie

8 comments:

Mountain Mama said...

The ballet looks awesome. Way to go Hope!

Did you go home and eat a big bowl of popcorn?

Carmen C. said...

GREAT JOB Hope!!! I love those costumes and looks like so much fun to watch!

Boysaplenty!! said...

That does look like it was a wonderful ballet! I'm glad you were able to get some pictures during the rehersal. Hope looked beautiful!

TX Doodler said...

Man, do I ever wish this ballet was touring in our area! It looks & sounds sooo beautiful! How inspiring is your daughter too. She looked beautiful & poised. Congrats to you for encouraging her dreams! Your a good Mom.

TnFullQuiver said...

Ashley,
I was too tired to eat anything. I went home and slept!!!

Carmen,
It was a lot of fun to watch. I really like it when they present a familiar Bible story as a ballet because I know what is happening!!

Pam,
Thanks!! It was beautiful, and so was she.


TxDoodler,
Thanks for encouragment! Sometimes we lose focus of the important things when we are trying to play make up artist!!! You made me smile.

grace and peace,
julie

Paige said...

Awww! It looks like such a wonderful production! Hope's grown up so much. What a long time it's been since one of those first ballet lessons my mom and I went to of hers...Hope and those little slippers that made her look like a duck. Haha. You have a little swan on your hands now. :-D

TnFullQuiver said...

Paige,
I forgot that you went to watch her ballet class when she was little!!! Thanks for making me smile...Yes, she has turned into the little swan, and her brothers have noticed. They are actually being NICE to her. Jacob suggested that she wear her hair a certain way because he thought she looked pretty that way. I just about dropped the bowl I was carrying. Up until now, Jacob would NEVER have told her anything to do with her looked pretty. I know it is a small victory, but it is a victory none the less!!!!
love ya!!!

grace and peace,
julie

flcountrygirl said...

Julie,
My little Hope is all grown up. WOW she looks so beautiful and natural doing all of this dance stuff.
Love ya!