Thursday, February 9, 2012
a very young dancer
Do you remember A Very Young Dancer? I love my copy and have held onto it all these years.. Recently I got it out and read it to the boys and they liked it too. As a child I was so into ballet and loved this book for all its wonder-- I wanted to be Stephanie and have that life. As an adult I'm loving all the 1970's awesomeness and appreciate the incredible talent of the photographer.
Oh, that picture of Stephanie and her sister trying on toe shoes! And those awesome school uniforms!
I adore this shot of Stephanie's mom buttoning her cardigan. And her 70's era bedroom.
I was super interested to read this follow-up article on the New York Times website. It is so easy to idealize Stephanie, and to assume that with all her talent, beauty, and wealth that her life would be easy. But it turns out that she had her struggles too (like most of us) and took a long time to find her way. It just goes to show once again, that you can't really tell about someone from looking on from the outside.
Did you have this book? Did you love it?