5/17/15: If the New York City Ballet has one signature piece, it’s Symphony in C. George Balanchine’s 1967 choreography to the Bizet piece is very simple and pure, but it’s utterly breathtaking. It was the first ballet I ever saw, and it’s stayed with me all these years. I vividly remember pretending I was dancing George’s beautiful choreography to get through the boredom of tendus in ballet class.
I have just learned of something wonderful I absolutely had to share. On July 10, Lincoln Center in NYC is hosting a (Re)Wedding for anyone whose wedding plans were derailed by Covid. The event has been aptly scheduled in honor of “Loving Day,” the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage. While I’m somewhat perplexed as to why it’s being held in July rather than on June 12, which is the typically-observed anniversary of the Loving v. Virginia case resolution, it’s still a lovely, slightly heartbreaking idea! Whoever thought this up deserves many, many blessings.