I have mentioned many times before the simple pleasure of a stroll in New York City.
I was walking through Columbus Circle the other day when I happened upon this unbelievable sight:
A couple doing very intricate ballet on the street.
They sashayed all over the circle, sometimes on pointe, doing twirls, even lifts:
Even the most jaded New Yorker had to turn his head (it didn’t hurt that the ballerina was gorgeous).
I was convinced it was some kind of street performance. It’s the recession! Ballet dancers are forced to take to the street!. However, when they finished, they just ran off. Swiftly departed without even a bow and certainly no putting out a hat. That, and a snippet of conversation I overheard from them, makes me believe they were simple rehearsing for a performance. Instead of renting a huge rehearsal space, they chose to take it to the streets. And why not? They would never have made any one’s day in the confines of a rehearsal space, but out under the sunshine they did just that.
Random Street Ballet Couple, thank you for making my day. I doubt I was alone in that. New York City streets, thank you for always being fabulous.