Sunday, March 25, 2012

sunday cake

Beautiful Pear and Basil cake via Hungry Ghost

can't wait to see this tonight

"Attention is the rarest and purist form of generosity"- Simone Weil

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

LLS video!

"Nos Cousinailles" from pascal perich on Vimeo.

Notes on a Milonga

He extends an invitation
She takes his hand

He must be sure and direct
but not force.
She must always be ready
at the right tempo
with a flourish here and there.

His 5 steps are all he needs*
to create an opening.
He waits.
She waits.
Then enters.
The Milonga.

*In argentinian tango
the men only need to
master 5 of his preferred steps.
The rest is just a play off those.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

They did it again!

Once again, the Language and Laughter Studio has won the grand prix at French Theatre Festival's Premiere Scene competition at the Lycee Francaise NYC. What can I say? They thoroughly deserved it, not just because my daughter is in it, but because of the exceptional talent of Stephanie Fribourg. Her vision and discipline in the art of theatre is what makes her pieces stand out in the crowd. And thanks to the director Pascale Setbon this makes it their 5th win in a row. Also a shout out to the playful and colorful costumes by my friend Sandra Hamburg. Vive les enfants de LLS!

Video for Les Cousinailles, group 1.
Red masked kids, Anonyme, groupe 2 (awards: best young french actress, best original play)
For last year's post click here.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Aya on the notion of goodbyes

My Beautiful Tree

Under the tree I feel better when I am sad,
it makes me happy.
But I know that one day
I will no longer see this magnificent big tree
and the tree will no longer see me.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

when Jan was 3
A lingering image, of lashes, long and fair in the incandescent light. As one would catch sight of a feather floating in the sky.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The work of the eyes is done. Go now and do the heart-work on the images imprisoned within you- Rilke

Monday, March 5, 2012

And some behind the scenes

The beautiful story, my last at Martha, is on the newsstands. Styled by Katie Berry, flowers by Livia Cetti and photographed by the ever so amazing Laura Letinsky (here and here).