Happy New Year and welcome to our first blog of the year,
Who doesn’t love the movie “The Greatest Showman” a successful 2017 American musical, inspired by the story of P.T. Barnum’s creation of Barnum and Bailey Circus.
I clearly remember when Tony and I went to see the movie at the moonlight cinema at Centennial Park on the 14th February 2018. The night started beautifully ,sitting on our comfortable cushioned seats, eating delicious food bought from the food truck and comfortably tucked up under our blanket. The night sky was quiet and still, with a gorgeous orange light in the distance as the sun set. The only thing we could hear were the bats who flew a little too close for comfort and the quiet chattering of couples waiting to see the movie. We were surrounded by trees which didn’t move an inch. This is how still the night was.
We were looking forward to the whole experience as we had missed going to the moonlight cinema for several years in a row. About 40 minutes into the movie (enough time to get us hooked) a sudden wind picked up. It was so loud and the sudden change was so distracting that there was combined deep breaths drawn from the crowd. Within a minute the large screen had twisted and blown away from the frame. And that was that, our night was over. We did though see the movie at a later stage.
Our yearly photographing of Image Dance Academy is always a joy. We took photos at the studio over two days and photographed the concert. Image Dance run by the enthusiastic and energetic Principal Ms Christina took on the Greatest Showman as the end of year concert theme.
The choreography was visually stunning and the uplifting storyline, beautiful scenery, energy of the characters and the costumes made for great entertainment. Many an emotion was felt during the film and again at this concert.
There are great parallels between the story line The Greatest Showman and the way Ms Christina works with her students. Ms Christina works hard to not only teach students about dance and movement but installs a similar theme to the film the Greatest Showman, that you must be true to yourself, win or lose on the dream, while keeping love and family your first and foremost priority.
Following is a relatively small selection of photos taken at the studio and concert for your enjoyment....
Until next time
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain- George Carlin