Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Girl Can Dance - Junction Arts Festival Part 1

We have had such a brilliant weekend. Junction Arts Festival hit Launceston and painted our sleepy city with vibrant brushstrokes. We made sure we sucked up as much of the programme as is possible with one small and two babes in tow. After Niche we had an early dinner of fish and chips before heading to see Pane ... a dance performance in a shop window. From the moment our feet hit the pavement, my wee girl's started to groove out to the 50s tunes playing. By the time the performance started she was in full swing. She was hooked. As each dance finished and the crowd applauded, she took a bow. Her wee friends joined her. There was a rumble in the urban jungle. They boogied in the night. They danced in the street. They grinned from ear to ear.
At the end the performers invited her in. She danced with them. She was wrapped. I couldn't stop smiling. So full of joy. We all loved it - the performance, the setting - so beautiful. Bravo!Getting your kids amongst it ... priceless.
A woman stopped me as we went to leave. "I am sorry to say, you have a dancer there. Prepare her for a life of poverty", she said. ...only time will tell.
More on the festival tomorrow...

17 comments:

Recycled Relix said...

Oh Gemma, they're just gorgeous photo's and fantastic memories for Edie! How lucky was she to get to join them?? I think Ballet lessons will be the go..... specially when her mummy can make such beautiful costumes for her! Isn't it great that Launceston can host such a wonderful event - I have had so many of the conference goers and the performers into the shop over the weekend - it has definitely been a bonus for the Launceston economy. Take care, CathyXX

red bamboo said...

Wow... really, REALLY annoyed at ourselves for not getting out and seeing more of Junction! Bugger! What a little star in the making you have there hon! And what a great experience for you all as well.

Black Eyed Susie said...

She was the best dancer there! Aww, I'm feeling a bit emotional just thinking about it.

Isis said...

how cute!

Allana said...

How magical! :)

PottyMouthMama said...

Gemma, I love your girl Edie. She is SO divine. I love her. I want to bottle her. She is the sweetest. These photos are such treasures. x

SadieandLance said...

How delightful. Love the shot of her in the window with the dancers!

D said...

Bless her!(nice cardigan too).

Fer said...

Go Edie go!!

Gillian said...

and then she discovered da hip-hop!!

xxx

BOB & MABEL said...

Simply beautiful! What a little treasure.

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

Oh that is priceless! So good you got some great photos.

Two Tuesdays said...

Definitely one for the memory box!

mrs smith said...

Bollocks to the lady who talked poverty. That kid has found her calling early! What a gift! She has just made her life easier than us shmucks still trying to put our fingers on a vocation. She's a gun! Just like her folks! I look forward to seeing her at either Covent Garden or Cirque de Soleil, in between Broadway shows, depending on how her mood takes her.

evelouise said...

she's a weapon that girl... can i be her back-up mum?

Kate said...

That is the most gorgeous story! How wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing it. I have the biggest smile on my face.

D said...

ps. I have seen video footage of her dancing it up in the big tent with all the 'homies' ... I'm going to try to get it from michelle ... stay tuned!