Friday, December 09, 2011


I was watching the Nutcracker at Burnsville's Performing Arts Center tonight, and during one dance I found myself wondering, "When do they create a new signature ballet move?"  Was there a day when a ballerina was on her tiptoes, and started shimmying her legs, and the trainer yelled, "YES, YES! You're on your toes, and your legs should look all stiff because you're on those tiny little points, but you're shimmying them and they look loose!  It's a visual oxymoron! That is the SHIZNIT!  Do more of that!  Much more!"  Or something similar, but probably in Russian because all ballerinas used to be Russian.  At least as far as I know.  Although shiznit translates to shiznit.  At least according to this online translator.  So at least part of the excitement was palpable in any culture.

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