the weight of absenceSunday, February 19, 2006
Last night Rebecca and I went to a Ballet BC performance that marked Acacia Schachte's last before she goes to fame and fortune. For Rebecca and I the occasion marked another important one. It was in October of 2001 that both of us met choreographer Dominique Dumais. It was Dumais's (left) the weight of absence (she spells it in lower case) that Rebecca saw at age 4 and was her first full length ballet. And we saw it again last night. We enjoyed the evening but we missed the spirited presence of a former Ballet BC dancer, Sandrine Cassini(right). We only wonder what Sandrine and Dominique might be plotting together since both are now at the Nationaltheater Mannheim. The former Paris Opera Ballet dancer is dancing there and Dominique is an Associate Artistic Director.