The holidays are here and that means presents! SeattleDances wishes to offer a few suggestions on what to buy and what to steer clear of this holiday season.
2012 Breaking Bounds Calendar
Lois Greenfield has been producing wall calendars since the 1990s. Her photographs capture dancers mid-air, defying gravity all month long.
A Bag Full o’ Tennis Balls
If a professional massage is out of the Secret Santa price range, consider tennis balls. A good roll on one of these firm orbs can keep a dancer pain-free for hours.
Paloma Herrera’s New DVD
Paloma Herrera: Here and Now is an insightful and entertaining program that shows different aspects of the personal life and career of the ABT Prima Ballerina. The film includes interviews with her in New York and Buenos Aires, the testimony of her teachers, and clips of her dancing in rehearsal and in performance.
Cold feet need love too.
Inaccurate Dance Fashion Items
While pointe shoe socks are super cool, make sure you get ones that lace-up correctly.
Portable Changing Room
Actually, this is pretty awesome. What dancer doesn’t need a spontaneous costume change?
Cheesy 80s Work-out Video
Nothing says you’re out of shape and out of style like an 80s work-out video.
Medieval Torture Devices
Many of these apparatuses are in fact said to work wonders for flexibility. But, yikes!
Christmas Ornament Ballerinas with Their Standing Leg in Parallel