And thanks, David, for checking out the St. Louis Ballet videos and sharing the link.
The few of us older dancers that are still around are very proud of the younger dancers. Over the years, the company has grown a lot, and continues to grow more than any of us could have ever imagined. I feel very fortunate whenever I get to be on stage with them.
Here are several shots of us older guys sitting around in the dressing room. This happens a lot between shows, so I often just play around with my camera. The 3 of us (and a couple of others) have been on stage together for more than two decades, so we often reminisce about the “old days”.
Prince of Verona
RX100 M4, F 2.8, 1/250, ISO 2000
Friar Lawrence… flushing his eyes with contact solution.
RX100 M4, F 2.8, 1/250, ISO 4000 ( I have no idea how this ended up on ISO 4000, but it worked.)
Rather than gluing on a fake beard for the show, I spent 3 months growing a real one. I colored it using white cake makeup foundation, and a large black eyebrow pencil. When I first started growing the beard, I was hoping that everyone would think that I looked like Thor, but no, they only thought that I looked really really really old, so I shaved it off as soon as the last show was over.
RX100 M4, F 2.5, 1/200, ISO 1250